Five Different Hydraulic Cylinder Types for Applications

Depending on your industry needs, there are various types of hydraulic cylinders designed for your intended application. Some of the most common types in the industry are single and double acting weld rod cylinders, single and double acting telescopic cylinders, and custom cylinders. At Southern Hydraulic Cylinder, we specialize in the manufacturing and distribution of hydraulic cylinders for various industry leaders.

Single acting weld rod cylinders are hydraulic cylinders that only use hydraulic force in one direction on the extension stroke, relying weight or a spring to bring the cylinder back on the return stroke. These are popular in many applications, from construction clamps to car gasoline engines, and are ideal for simplicity and reliability. Double acting weld rod cylinders offer close to the same footprint and design, but with the added advantage of hydraulic power being used on both the extension stroke and return stroke. These cylinders are ideal for anything that requires force to move up or down, such as a hydraulic construction equipment.

Telescopic cylinders are similar to rod cylinders, but are designed for a greater extension stroke and a smaller return stroke. Those these are typically seen as single acting, telescopic cylinders can be either single or double acting, depending on the intended application. These cylinders are often used for trucks with a dumping mechanism, such as dumb truck and refuse vehicles.

Custom hydraulic cylinders are available for those that need a size, shape, extension stroke, or return stroke that is not achievable through our default designs. We typically craft our cylinders from steel, but can also use a custom material if your application calls for it. Through Southern Hydraulic Cylinder’s custom cylinder service, we can accommodate almost all of client needs.

To learn more about our extensive selection of hydraulic cylinders or to request a free quote, contact us today at 800-737-8988, or visit our website.