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Hydraulic systems are a type of fluid power that uses pressurized oil (hydraulic fluid) to generate mechanical energy. A major component of such a system are hydraulic cylinders that convert the flow of hydraulic fluid into linear motion.
Hydraulic systems are fluid power systems that use incompressible fluid (typically oil) at high pressures,
allowing for actuation with a much higher force and torque. This provides very precise positioning in
actuators with smooth steadiness throughout the motion. While hydraulic systems can be complex, it is
possible to build a durable, powerful system for many industrial applications with a few basic components:
A fluid reservoir is a tank that holds the hydraulic fluid, protects it from contaminants, removes air, and helps keep it cool.
Pumps generate the flow of hydraulic fluid so that it can be used for producing energy and performing tasks.
Filters remove contaminants from hydraulic fluid to prevent seal breakdown and heat buildup from unnecessary friction.
Valves control the flow of fluid throughout the system and direct the fluid to where it is needed. Control valves are typically available in manual, piloted, and solenoid operated styles.
Hydraulic actuators translate the flow of fluid into mechanical motion or torque. Hydraulic cylinders are a commonly used linear actuator, while hydraulic motors can be used to convert the flow of hydraulic fluid into rotational motion.
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Hydraulic cylinders are linear actuators that convert the flow of pressurized hydraulic fluid into linear motion and force.
They produce higher force than a pneumatic cylinder, with greater flow control and smoother motion.
Interchangeable with other popular brands of NFPA hydraulic cylinders
Bore sizes up to 4 inches
Wide selection of stroke lengths up to 24 inches
All models are double acting
Large selection of mounting bracket styles and hardware to ensure a perfect fit