Almost all mechanical applications in industry and allied utilities have been relying on the technology of hydraulics these days. Consequently, the products and service from double-acting hydraulic cylinders suppliers have also touched new heights. The usage of these cylinders is multi-fold.
Technically, in a double-acting cylinder, the working fluid acts alternately on both sides of the piston. So as to link the piston in a double-acting cylinder to an external mechanism like a crank shaft, a hole is provided in one end of the cylinder for the piston rod. This is annexed with a gland also named stuffing box to prevent escape of the working fluid. Thus, these double-acting cylinders are common in steam engines and turbines. On the same principle, hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders use them so as to produce an impact in both the directions.
To meet the rise in demand for double-acting cylinders, manufacturers of hydraulic systems have sped up the capacity of their production. The sectors of agriculture, earth-moving machinery, waste management, material handling, mining as well as conventional power and renewable energy are among the beneficiaries of these efforts.