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For all your double-acting cylinders repair needs, Cylinders, Inc. has you covered. With experience handling repairs, restoration, and rebuilds, our team knows just how to restore or upgrade your double action hydraulic cylinder, as well as pneumatic, with ease.Request a repair
Double-acting cylinders are cylinders that rely on two ports for working pressure connection lines to provide you with the full power of a hydraulic system from both directions. This versatile cylinder choice provides power in both directions, allowing for a multi-use system that is used in several different implementations.
While this is a wonderful cylinder choice, double-action hydraulic cylinders do have a complexity that can lead to a few issues. For instance, even a minor leak can compromise the precision of your systems. To avoid this impact, it’s important to work closely with technicians who can provide double acting single stage and double-acting telescopic hydraulic cylinder repair services when you need them most.
Pros and cons
Unlike the single-acting hydraulic cylinder, which relies on a plunger that extends when the hydraulic fluid enters the cylinder at high pressure, the double-action hydraulic cylinders operate slightly differently. With this cylinder, the plunger is retracted when the hydraulic fluid enters the system at this high pressure, at the opposite end of the cylinder. This allows the plunger to reset back to its original, retracted position.
With over 30 years of experience, our team at Cylinders, Inc. knows how to tackle several different double-action hydraulic cylinder repairs. Let’s break it down.
Do you have an electronic, smart sensor cylinder?
Generally, if your cylinder has an electronic plug or port connection, position sensing is in the cylinder. Different OEM and equipment manufactures have proprietary systems, however common systems include:
Welded double-acting hydraulic cylinders rely on bore sizes reaching 24 inches and operating up to 3,000 psi. Unlike other cylinders, this type may require more extensive repairs to maintain the welded cylinder system.
A tie-rod cylinder is held together by four or more threaded tie bolts. These bolts run the length of the cylinder tube and provide power in both extending and retracting directions. This type of cylinder typically has a less expensive repair, with outer tie rods being easier to remove and replace.
Mill-duty cylinders are cylinders that have been designed to provide a more durable, reliable cylinder product. This type of cylinder, due to its construction, helps reduce downtime and maintenance costs.
A telescopic cylinder is used in situations where an application needs a compact retracted dimension, as well as a longer stroke. Double-acting telescopic hydraulic cylinder repair can be handled by our skilled professionals.
At Cylinders, Inc., we are proud to serve several different industries with our repairs for double-acting cylinders. These industries include:
Once you bring in your double-action hydraulic cylinder, our team will carefully inspect it to acknowledge and damage it has endured. Once we have done a thorough inspection, we will contact you to share what we found and the plan to repair it. At this time, we will assess whether a repair will do the job, or if we need to rebuild your cylinder.
Once we have inspected your double-action hydraulic cylinders and identified the issues, we will begin our repair process. There are many different parts and components in different double-acting cylinders that may require repairing or replacing. These include:
The final step in our process is testing. Once our repair is complete, we pressure-test your cylinder to ensure it is in its best condition and will operate at its optimal efficiency.
The final cost of a double-action hydraulic cylinder repair depends on the damage your cylinder has endured, whether it can be simply repaired or needs to be fabricated replacement parts, and how long it will take to fix. For a quote on your cylinder repair, contact us at 630-580-1245 today.
Yes, the process for repairing double action vs single action cylinders is different due to their construction. Typically, double-acting cylinders have a more complex design, requiring more expertise and seals to repair.
When properly maintained and repaired, you can get a lot more out of your double-acting hydraulic cylinders. With proper maintenance and repairs, your cylinder will be like new and can last decades.