All about Cylinders Hydraulic & Pneumatic - Video Series

CylindersNow Video Series All About Custom Hydraulic and Pneumatic Cylinders

The Basics

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
  • Head
  • Cap
  • Piston Rod
  • Tube
  • Tie Rod
  • Piston
  • 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


Bore Size

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