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Category: Cylinders

What are some common causes of cylinder failure?

Side loading – Side loading is caused from the cylinder being misaligned which creates an unusual force on the piston rod. A side load of enough magnitude can result in tube scoring, piston rod and rod bearing wear, and seal failure. Contaminated Fluid – Contaminated fluid can cause premature rod seal failure. Abrasive particles in…
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What is the difference between double acting and single acting cylinders?

Double-Acting – have a port at each end, supplied with hydraulic fluid for both the retraction and extension. Single-Acting – hydraulic fluid enters through a port at one end of the cylinder, which extends the rod by means of area difference. An external force or gravity returns the piston rod.