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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Hydraulic Cylinder Suppliers

hydraulic cylinder manufacturersUsed 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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