How to Choose Custom Hydraulic Cylinders

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When choosing custom hydraulic cylinders for an application, there are several factors you must keep in mind. Choosing the right custom hydraulic cylinders will ensure your equipment performs optimally for your specific application.

How to Choose Custom Hydraulic Cylinders

Here are just a few of the factors you should consider next time you need custom hydraulic cylinders for your specific operation:

  • Define your application. Clearly outline what purpose your new hydraulic cylinder will serve. Spend some time determining the force, speed, load, and movement requirements you have for your custom hydraulic cylinder. You should also consider other factors, like how often you will use your hydraulic cylinder and the environment where it will operate, when choosing your cylinder.
  • Choose your cylinder type. Figure out which type of hydraulic cylinder will best suit your application needs. Common types of custom hydraulic cylinders include double-acting cylinders, single-acting cylinders, and others.
  • Select material and coatings. The material and coating you choose for your hydraulic cylinder will depend on the operating environment. Consider factors such as wear resistance, corrosion resistance, and the presence of any aggressive chemicals.
  • Consider your mounting options. Decide how your custom cylinder will be mounted on your application. There are many mounting styles you can choose from including flange, trunnion, and clevis options. Make sure the mounting style you select aligns with the requirements of your application.

If you need help creating a custom hydraulic cylinder for your application, we are here for you. Contact us at Dalton Hydraulic today to start your project with our professional help.