The specifications that need to be considered while purchasing a hydraulic cylinder are:
- Bore Diameter: It is the diameter of the cylinder bore.
- Maximum operating pressure: The maximum working pressure a cylinder can carry is known as maximum operating pressure.
- Rod Diameter: It is the diameter of the piston or the rod that are used in hydraulic cylinders.
- Stroke: The distance travelled by a piston in a hydraulic cylinder is known as stroke. The length of a stroke could be several feet, or a fraction of an inch.
- Type Of Cylinder: The different types of cylinders are tie-rod cylinder, DHF cylinder and welded cylinder.
- Tie-rod cylinder: These types of hydraulic cylinders make use of a single or multiple tie-rods to provide extra stability to the cylinder. The tie-rods are mostly installed on the exterior diameter of the cylinder. The tie-rods carry most of the load in this type of hydraulic cylinder.
- Welded cylinder: There are heavy-duty welded cylinders used to balance the cylinder. The welded cylinders are smooth hydraulic cylinders.
- DHF cylinders: As the name suggests, this cylinders act as a Giant. The cross-section of the moving components is half of the cross-section area of the piston rod. These hydraulic DHF cylinders are not used to push and are mostly used to pull. The DHF cylinder is a hydraulic cylinder that is used in applications of high pressure.