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What are Hydraulic Cylinders?

Hydraulic cylinders are devices that converts the energy stored in the hydraulic fluid into a force used to move the cylinder in a linear direction.

Hydraulic cylinders

An example of a hydraulic cylinder

The device consists of a cylindrical barrel, piston, and a piston rod.
The piston within the barrel is connected to the piston rod, and the cylindrical bottom and head closes the bottom and the head of barrel respectively.
The cylinder head is situated where the piston rod exits the cylinder.

Classifications

Hydraulic cylinders are classified according function.

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