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Hydraulic Cylinders For Sale

With a wide variety of hydraulic cylinders for sale, Yates has been the leading cylinder manufacturers and suppliers in the USA for over 5 decades.

Yates Cylinders is a recognized leader in the cylinder manufacturing industry. With offices in Alabama, Georgia, Michigan, and Ohio we have a wide assortment of hydraulic cylinders for sale.

Some of the types of hydraulic cylinders we sell include:

In addition to manufacturing cylinders, Yates Cylinders also offers hydraulic cylinder repair services. No matter which type of cylinder you have, we can offer repair, rebuild or replacement services. Contact us today for more details.

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Cylinder Manufacturers

hydraulic cylinder manufacturersIf you work for a construction company, a manufacturing facility or a civil engineering firm, there will likely come a time you need to use hydraulic actuators to accomplish a task. There are significant advantages to using mechanical actuators, but they are not appropriate for every application. You need to consider your project’s requirements carefully and the expertise of your crew to determine the best equipment. Here’s what you need to know about hydraulic linear actuators:

What Are Hydraulic Cylinders?

A hydraulic cylinder, also referred to as a linear hydraulic motor, is a mechanical actuator powered by hydrostatic energy. These mechanical devices are engineered to create a unidirectional force, either by pushing or pulling. The cylinder can generate a linear force through hydrostatic energy produced by the hydraulic pump. The pressurized fluid generates hydraulic power inside the cylinder at the rate at which this fluid moves inside the device.

How Do Hydraulic Linear Actuators Work?

Hydraulic actuators produce direct motion from hydraulic fluid pressure. Both single and double-acting hydraulic cylinders are used in a variety of commercial applications. However, many cylinders used in large-scale manufacturing or construction projects are double-acting because they have multiple ports and the pressure may be applied to either end of the device. Double-acting actuators can create both retraction and extension forces. On the other hand, single-action configurations have only one port and create torque by allowing hydraulic fluid to flow into the cylinder in one direction.

What Are the Parts of a Hydraulic Actuator?

Hydraulic cylinders are complex devices made up of several mechanisms. All of these parts work together to produce a linear movement. These mechanisms include:
• Smoothbore tubular cylinder
• Freely moving piston
• Polymer seals
• A polished circular piston rod
• Rod support system
• Ports

The end of the piston rod and the top of the cylinder are also fitted with clevis fitting to allow for angular movement of the device attached to the cylinder. The hydraulic pressure tubes are connected to the device through the provided openings on each cylinder’s end.

What Are the Advantages of Using Hydraulic Actuators?

There are many benefits to using hydraulic actuators. First, the movement produced by the cylinder is simple to control. The machinist does not need to stop and start the device multiple times and it is not necessary to change the cylinder’s speed over and over.

Second, hydraulic actuators are ideal for applications that require smooth, steady pressure levels. Because it is nearly impossible to compress a fluid, there is little change in the actuator’s hydraulic pressure. Constant pressure levels allow the machinist to maintain steady force and torque.

Finally, hydraulic cylinders are durable and can be operated in harsh conditions. They can handle shock loads and are reliable in outdoor applications with regular temperature changes and extreme weather elements. However, hydraulic performance can be affected after a long time operating under harsh conditions. Therefore, actuators should be serviced regularly to prevent premature seal failure.

What Are the Common Applications of Hydraulic Cylinders?

Hydraulic cylinders are used in a variety of construction, manufacturing and engineering applications. Actuators are becoming increasingly common in the construction industry. Many types of equipment, including bulldozers, forklifts, jacks, cranes and excavators use actuators to generate linear movement. In the facilities industry, hydraulic elevators utilize sizeable compound telescoping actuators. In the automotive sector, actuators are used in brakes for drums and calipers.

Yates Cylinders is a respected leader in the hydraulics industry. We have many hydraulic cylinders for sale, including tie rod, welded, mill duty and pneumatic. We can repair any type of actuator and we also specialize in building custom hydraulic devices for a variety of industrial applications.

Hydraulic Cylinder Suppliers

Used in construction, manufacturing, mining and offshore industries, a hydraulic cylinder is a mechanical actuator that can be used in any application that requires a strong push or pull force. Cylinders provide power to heavy pieces of equipment including backhoes, dump trucks and other mobile pieces of machinery.

Hydraulic cylinders were first used during the Industrial Revolution to increase the output and mechanical capabilities of factories. Today, cylinders are used in most industries that require heavy equipment to pull and lift loads.

A hydraulic cylinder is made up of complex parts that allow it to generate power. The system’s pressure is produced by the hydraulic pumping unit. Another important mechanism is the hydraulic piston. The pumping unit and the piston determine the pressure that can be applied by the cylinder.

If you are interested in purchasing a hydraulic system, there are various options available including tie rod, welded and mill duty cylinders. Before looking for hydraulic cylinders for sale, you need to decide if a single acting or double acting cylinder is best for your application. Read below for more details to help you purchase the best cylinder for your business.

Types Of Hydraulic Cylinders For Sale

  • Tie-rod cylinders – Tie-rod cylinders are utilized in many manufacturing processes including plastics, stamping and foundry. Equipped with four rods or bolts, these bolts connect the end of a double-acting cylinder to maximize the strength and stability of the configuration.These bolts also prevent the system from breaking apart when pressure is applied. Tie-rod cylinders have seals that need to be replaced regularly to keep the system running optimally. Clevis mounts attached to both ends of the cylinder allow the unit to be attached directly to any piece of equipment.

    Tie-rod cylinders are ideal for heavy lifting because they have a bulkier, more sturdy design than other configurations. This type of design is also commonly used in plastics manufacturing and other industrial settings.

    These types of cylinders are ideal for companies that utilize a wide variety of machines because they can be easily interchanged and disassembled using a standard wrench. All tie-rod cylinders we sell are built to comply with National Fire Protection Association standards.

  • Mill-duty cylinders – We sell mill-duty hydraulic systems that feature high load piston designs. Because of the design, these configurations can operate in harsh environments. Mill duty cylinders are excellent for ensuring the safety of the operator as the safety mechanisms instantly lock the rod when the input pressure is lost or removed.This safety feature helps prevent accidents and other malfunctions. Mill duty cylinders typically operate under pressures of 2,500 PSI or less. Thus, they are not ideal for moving heavy loads or being used in manufacturing processes with high operating pressures.
  • Welded cylinders – Welded cylinders have a more complex design than other configurations and are used in a variety of industrial applications including milling and packing. Welded cylinders are ideal because they can withstand a pressure of more than 5,000 pounds per square inch (PSI).They are also extremely compact so they can easily be used in mobile applications or in industries where space is limited. Another advantage of this design is the durability. Welded applications have a long lifespan and can operate in difficult environments or in areas that have extreme weather. One disadvantage of a welded cylinder to consider is the complex design can make it more difficult to make repairs.

Single Acting vs. Double Acting Hydraulic Cylinders

Single-acting and double-acting hydraulic cylinders do not operate the same and are used in different machine applications. Which type you choose depends on how you need the cylinder to function in your machine. A single-acting cylinder generates push and pull force in one direction, while a double-acting cylinder generates force to both directions.

Commonly used in lifting applications, single-acting cylinders work when force extends the cylinder and another force retracts it. Single-action configurations generally have one port for the connection and generate push or pull by allowing hydraulic fluid to pour into the cylinder in one direction. The weight of the material being carried then causes the cylinder to retract. Unlike other types of hydraulic systems, some single action cylinders do not utilize pistons at all. Many cylinders only need a piston rod to move outward.

A double-acting cylinder, in contrast, has a minimum of two ports and generates push and pull in both directions. The cylinder works by allowing the hydraulic fluid to enter through one end of the port and exit through the other. This process causes the extension and the retraction of the machine. Double-acting applications can be used in any machine where a pressurized linear movement is needed.

They are commonly used in mobile industries such as harvester head tilt and boom extension. Both single and double-acting hydraulic cylinders are capable of causing an extension and a retraction in a machine. There are advantages and disadvantages to each type of system and which type of design you choose depends on the function of your business.

Custom Hydraulic Cylinders

In addition to selling a variety of hydraulic systems, Yates Cylinders also builds custom cylinders for customers. All of our custom configurations are manufactured in our St. Clair Shores, Michigan facility. We have refined our manufacturing process to ensure all systems we produce are high-quality and functional. Our manufacturing process is detailed below:

  • Design: The first step in the manufacturing process is designing the cylinder. We employ a talented team of hydraulic cylinder engineers that design units according to customer specifications. Our engineers consider the use of the system and where it will be operated during the design process. The intended use of the hydraulic system will dictate which seals, materials and coatings are used during manufacturing. We manufacture all custom hydraulic systems in compliance with industry and federal standards.
  • Manufacturing: Once the design of the configuration is finalized, our engineers can start the manufacturing process. We use specialized machinery to ensure cylinder rods and other parts of the unit are produced using accurate measurements. We coat all cylinder rods with concentrated chrome to increase the lifespan of the configuration.
  • Fitting: After manufacturing, our experts fit all of the components of the hydraulic system together. We use specific equipment to ensure the rods, seals, pistons and tubes fit together accurately. Once the system is properly fitted and assembled, the unit is sent to the inspection department for testing.
  • Testing: Before the hydraulic system is released to the client, the unit is put through a rigorous testing process. We perform load, pressure and load tests to make sure all components are working together properly.
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