CylindersNow Video Series All About Custom Hydraulic and Pneumatic Cylinders
In this video we cover all the pneumatic and hydraulic cylinder basics, components, function, and differences.
- How a Hydraulic Cylinder functions and How a Pneumatic Cylinder Functions
- The difference between a hydraulic cylinder and a pneumatic cylinder
- Why would I choose a hydraulic cylinder vs a pneumatic cylinder
- Choosing between compressed air or incompressible fluid (ie hydraulic fluid)
- Exploded cylinder view of all components
- Piston Rod
- Tie Rod
- Rod Bearings
- Rod Packing Gland
- Cylinder Seals
- An overview of each of the components and their functions
- This video will highlight why custom cylinders are ideal every application.
- The video also highlights some of Cylinders Now standard features we include as a premiere Custom Cylinder Manufacturer that you may not find from other suppliers
Single Vs. Double Rod
In this video we cover the differences between a single or double rod cylinder. Not to be confused with double acting. All of CylindersNow hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders are double acting.
- Advantages and disadvantages
- Cutaway pneumatic and hydraulic cylinders
- Design specification considerations for custom cylinders
- Custom cylinder specification notes
- The basic components that change ie. two heads on a Double Rod Cylinder
- Cylinder mounts that may not work: Clevis, Pivot, Rear Flange
- Side by side comparison
In this video we cover the importance of bore size. Why is is critical to design of the cylinder and your custom specifications for a custom cylinder manufacturer.
- Definition of bore size as it is related to hydraulic cylinders and pneumatic cylinders
- The relationship between bore size and operating pressure as it relates to the output force
- We revisit why you might choose a hydraulic cylinder vs a pneumatic cylinder based on overall size constraints of your hydraulic/pneumatic system design.
- We cover equations to determine the force in pounds a cylinder is capable of moving both in extend and retract
- Side by Side comparison of equivalent force specifications in hydraulic and pneumatic
- Bore size and piston rod relationship