Actuator Cylinders

Learn the various cylinders used in hydraulic actuators.

Prerequisites

General knowledge of hydraulic schematics is required. Review of the lesson, Hydraulic Schematics, is recommended.

Description

This is the twelfth lesson in the iKNOW™ Industrial Hydraulic Power Library. This lesson describes the various cylinders used in hydraulic actuators. It also describes the operation of a cylinder controlled by regulating flow or pressure, and the purpose of a cylinder leak test.

Objectives

Describe the difference between a single-acting cylinder and a double-acting cylinder, Identify the schematic symbol and describe the action of a differential cylinder, Using the schematic symbol, describe the operation and applications of a non-differential cylinder, Describe the operation of a circuit whose cylinder is controlled by regulating flow or pressure, Identify the components of a hydraulic cylinder using a cutaway model and Explain the purpose of a cylinder leak test.


INDUSTRIAL HYDRAULIC POWER