What Are Hydraulic Cylinders?

Hydraulic cylinders are systems that use the pressure of a liquid to perform mechanical work. They enable tools and machines to produce significant output forces using the principles of pressure and hydraulics. Hydraulic cylinders are commonly used in vehicles, construction equipment, manufacturing machinery, and hydraulically powered tools.

These cylinders operate by transferring liquid from one part of an enclosed system to another, applying an output pressure. This pressure acts on a piston on the other side of the system, forcing it upward to lift a particular load. Hydraulic cylinders are valuable since a small force applied at a large distance can be translated into a large force that moves at a shorter distance.

Hydraulic cylinders, like any other machinery with moving parts, are susceptible to wear and failure. These sophisticated pieces of equipment require all parts and components to work together in unison. The entire system performance can be affected if even the smallest part is compromised. Therefore, it is essential to perform regular hydraulic cylinder testing, inspection, and maintenance to ensure these systems work at optimal capacity.

Hydraulic Cylinder Repairs Services

At Metro Hydraulic Jack Co., we specialize in hydraulic cylinder repair, reconditioning, overhaul, and testing. We thoroughly evaluate and analyze every aspect of the cylinder, including the barrel, piston, rings, seals, and rods using our state-of-the-art equipment, simulation software, and testing methods.

With our in-depth diagnostics and hydraulic cylinder inspection techniques, we detect all possible defects and modes of failure and perform the appropriate repair or maintenance procedure. Decades of experience, combined with our cutting-edge tools and services, allow us to repair hydraulic cylinders with greater efficiency, which translates to superior cylinder performance and reliability.

Some of the evaluation and repair capabilities include:

  • General life-cycle hydraulic cylinder maintenance

  • Industrialized disassembly, reassembly, and full hydraulic testing

  • Regulatory cylinder inspections

  • Complete cylinder reconditioning

  • Complete pressure testing to check real working conditions

  • Digital data collection

  • Isolated component testing

  • Proportional control testing

  • Retrofits and valve overhauls

  • Resealing and main relief setting

  • Tube honing

  • Custom welding

  • Isolated valve change-outs and resealing

  • Rod resurfacing and scratch removal

  • Lapping for thrust and valve plates

  • Crack repair

Industries And Applications

Hydraulic cylinders are available in many unique sizes and configurations depending on their application. Metro Hydraulic Jack Co.’s versatile range of industry-leading hydraulic cylinder repair can meet the needs of many industries, including automotive, construction, and transportation. We also thoroughly test all our repairs to make sure they satisfy every specification.

Metro Hydraulic Jack Co. specializes in hydraulic cylinder repair services for the following industries:

  • Construction
  • Automotive
  • Metal fabrication
  • Railroads and rail transportation
  • Manufacturing
  • Agriculture
  • Aerospace

Industries We Service

Mobile Industries:

  • Road construction

  • Heavy equipment dealers

  • Drilling

  • Mining

  • Waste Management

  • Marine

  • Forestry

  • Concrete

Industrial Industries:

  • Extrusions

  • Plastic

  • Automotive

  • Brick & Block

  • Press Foundry

  • Food Manufacturing

  • Power Generation

Hydraulic Cylinder Repair

Hydraulic Cylinders are one of the key parts for Hydraulic Systems. We can fix problems such as Rod Deformities, Tube Ballooning and inappropriate bearings. Contact us Today for Hydraulic Cylinder Repair services.

Hydraulic Pump Repair

If you are experiencing any leaks, odd noises or other problems with your Hydraulic Pump, contact us today and we can help diagnose your problem and fix your Hydraulic Pump.

Hydraulic Replacement Service

If you need to completely replace your hydraulic system, we can set you up with a brand new system that is fit to our quality standards. Contact us Today.