Metro Hydraulic has offered quality products and services since 1941. Our extensive product catalog includes single and double acting hydraulic cylinders, as well as lock nut and high-tonnage cylinders. The hydraulic cylinders we offer are most often used in construction equipment, manufacturing settings, and other heavy-duty applications where extremely heavy loads must be lifted or pushed.
Single & Double Acting Cylinders
The main construction of a hydraulic cylinder includes a barrel, piston with sliding rings and seals, and a piston rod. Differences in construction are present in single acting, double acting, single rod and double rod variations.
Single acting cylinders function with one side of the piston being acted on by hydraulic or other pressurized fluid, while the fluid alternates action on both sides of the piston in a double acting cylinder.
If the cylinder is double acting with a double rod design, the piston’s head is equally covered by a rod on each side with no force difference. This requires less operator force to produce a push or a lift than a cylinder with a double acting, single rod design.
At Metro Hydraulic, we only carry the highest quality products from the most trusted hydraulic cylinder manufacturers, including Enerpac, SPX and SIMPLEX.
Our company is a leading provider of hydraulic parts and services, and our inventory is ever-growing. If you have any questions or would like additional information regarding any of our offerings, please do not hesistate to contact us!