What are the uses of hydraulic cylinder?

Posted by Hydraulic Online on January 11th, 2020

The basic use of a hydraulic cylinder is to create a force in a linear motion. This mechanical force can be used for a variety of applications such as lifting a power arm or driving down a plate on a power press.

Hydraulic cylinders are used in stationary or mobile applications where a large amount of force is required.

Some of the more common uses are

  • Earth moving equipment

The buckets of digging equipment and the blade of a bulldozer and grader are lifted by the use of a hydraulic cylinder

Bob cats use hydraulics to power their wheels and hydraulic cylinders to lift their buckets

  • Mining Equipment

A large amount of mining equipment is powered by hydraulic cylinders as the atmosphere around a mine site can be too dangerous internal combustion petrol engines or electrical applications that cause sparks or arching.

Because of the incredible amounts of pressure and force that can be released when using hydraulic cylinders they are used in many mining applications for recovering ore to transporting and refining it

  • Mobile Machinery Industry

Because hydraulic cylinders are able to lift, push and pull loads of every conceivable description the mobile machinery industry rely almost exclusively on them to provide most of its linear motion

The industrial machinery industry also relies heavily on hydraulic cylinders for use in presses, injection molding, metal forging and compactors. They are also used in the manufacturing industry for similar applications

  • Garbage Trucks and Refuse Compactors

The compactor in the back of the local garbage truck uses a hydraulic cylinder to power the compactor and at recycling centers all around the world different types of rubbish including plastics, metal even car bodies are compacted  for easy storage and transportation to the places where they can be recycled once again with the use of hydraulic cylinders

Tunnel boring Equipment

The massive tunnels that are now being made to deal with traffic congestion and open new areas are done with the aid of hydraulic cylinders. Tunnels under rivers, through mountains for high ways, railways and to divert rivers and power, hydroelectric power plants all rely on the use of hydraulic cylinders

  • The Fishing Industry

Fishing boats, trawlers and long liners all use hydraulic cylinders to power or lift their gear and equipment

  • Advanced Applications

Flight simulators and other training units for the space industry and military rely on hydraulic cylinders for movement as do many types of dentists chairs and medical machinery that requires very precisely controlled and even pressure

It is obvious that today’s world relies heavily on the modern hydraulic cylinder design because of its ability to exert a massive amount of force upon any object that in placed in a mechanical device designed to harness that energy.

Without the advances in hydraulic cylinder design many things today, such as the way the emergency brakes on large vehicles and heavy equipment can quickly stop them could not happen. The force used in the “jaws of life equipment” used in rescue operations to cut away damaged car bodies to free trapped victims of accidents and advances in robotics are all revolved around the usef hydraulic cylinders.

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