Many pieces of equipment and machines today are equipped with hydraulic systems due to their respectable functions. These systems are capable of utilising pressurised fluid and using it as the main source of power. As the liquid moves around the system, the equipment or machine becomes capable of doing heavy tasks such as lifting heavy loads and performing other hefty tasks.
Hydraulic systems cannot perform optimally if they do not maximise specific parts and components. One part of the system that can effectively makes it function is the hydraulic cylinder. It is a type of actuator that is responsible for the movement and control of the system. Usually, hydraulic cylinders are used for applications that require a strong push or pull force.
Working Principles of Hydraulic Cylinders
Hydraulic systems are designed to follow Pascal’s law, which states that the pressure applied to a fluid can be transmitted similarly to every point of the fluid as well as the walls of a closed container. The force, therefore, can be derived by multiplying pressure and area.
Hydraulic cylinders also follow the principles of Pascal’s law. The pressure within the hydraulic systems is provided by a hydraulic pumping unit, while the area is the overall size of the hydraulic piston. Multiplying these elements can determine the amount of force that the hydraulic cylinder can exert and work on. With respect to the same law, the weight that can be pushed or lifted by this specific actuator will always be equal to the pressure provided by the pump multiplied by the size of the cylinder rod.
The ability of a hydraulic system to lift and move heavy load will usually depend on how big the cylinder is. If one intends to increase the pressure, then additional adjustments to the seals, valves, and cylinders on the systems might be required. Alternatively, the speed of the cylinders is dictated by the system.
Various Types of Hydraulic Cylinders
There are 4 types of hydraulic cylinders that can be utilised in certain applications.
To know more about hydraulic cylinders, do not hesitate to contact us at Mobile Hydraulic Specialties.
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