Welded hydraulic cylinders are one of the most flexible types available. While they are not the best choice for some uses, they can be custom designed to perform exceptionally well for a variety of purposes. In addition to their usefulness in diverse applications, they can also be designed to provide an aesthetically pleasing appearance when this feature is desired.
Applications for Welded Hydraulic Cylinders
Welded hydraulic cylinders are used in the construction and design of mobile equipment, civil engineering and manufacturing machinery. Some examples include man lifts, auto lifts, and certain types of mining equipment or construction equipment which require the use of hydraulics. Industrial equipment which is used for automated material handling also makes use of welded hydraulic cylinders.
Benefits of Welded Hydraulic Cylinders
Welded hydraulic cylinders can be customized to accommodate applications which require both compact design and heavy duty construction. These cylinders are usually narrower than tie rod cylinders, which makes them a better fit in smaller areas. The seal packages are also of a superior grade, which increases its durability and longevity; this translates into fewer breakdowns and failures. They are particularly favored when used in environments which involve exposure to the weather or environmental contaminants because of their durability and toughness.
In general, welded hydraulic cylinders are designed to be more durable, less expensive and customizable to meet the requirements of the intended purpose. They can easily be designed to replace a tie rod cylinder and in many applications, perform better with more benefits. When desired, they can be constructed as repairable units or non-repairable, depending upon whether the head is fixed or threaded for removal. The benefit of welding the head in a fixed position is that it assumes a more aesthetically pleasing visual appearance. In some industries, maintaining an aesthetically pleasing system is required, such as those receiving regular tour visitations.
Upgrading to Welded Hydraulic Cylinders
This type of cylinder is often recommended by engineers overseeing equipment upgrades. It is because of the ease of customization why this type of hydraulic cylinder is such a popular choice when upgrading designs. Welded hydraulic cylinders are often used as upgrades to replace some of the other types which fail to produce the best possible results regarding reliability and efficiency. Because of the ability to customize these cylinders, they can easily be designed to replace tie rod cylinders with superior capabilities.
One of the final benefits of welded hydraulic cylinders is that they allow for OEMs to implement state of the art design and technology through integrated valve options with programmable smart cylinders that possess the capacity for sensing position. If you are interested in obtaining more information about customized hydraulic cylinders and how they can help optimize your machinery, call us at 800-737-8988.