What Is a Single-Acting Cylinder?
A single-acting hydraulic cylinder offers a simplistic design for convenient configuration and maintenance. Ideal for a wide range of industrial and mobile uses, single-acting hydraulic cylinders can mount in any position, and come in two basic varieties - a single-acting piston cylinder and a single-acting ram cylinder.
Single-acting piston cylinders typically utilize fluid power to generate force in one direction, while the movement in the opposite direction is caused by gravity and the weight of the load. Additionally, these single-acting piston cylinders can include a spring to facilitate this movement. Similarly, a single-acting ram cylinder is under the influence of hydraulic pressure, allowing the piston rod of a single-acting ram to extend or retract.