Hydraulic Lifting Cylinders

Hydraulic Lifting Cylinders



Hydraulic Cylinders work on a very simple principle. The cylinder barrel contains oil or some type of fluid. The barrel has a piston mounted inside and can be made to move in a linear route. The piston then extends/retracts when force is exerted on the fluid.

These units have been designed to take into account the specific applications that they have to support, with hydraulic force calculated by multiplying the area of the piston and the pressure inside the barrel.

Hydraulic Cylinders form the motor part of a system, while the hydraulic pump functions as its generator. The pistons work by pushing the oil from the reservoirs into the various compartments. If the oil pressure inside the piston rod compartment is zero, the force on the piston rod is calculated by multiplying the pressure in the piston rod areas and the pressure of the cylinder. In this case, if oil is pumped into the side-chamber of the piston rod, the piston shifts downwards and the oil, from the piston, returns to the reservoir without pressure.


  • Hydraulic cylinders are particularly noted for their ability to exert tremendous force, which is mainly calculated in terms of lbs per square inch, on an object or inside mechanical equipment. This technology allows machines to undertake mammoth tasks with ease.
  • They can provide enormous power to machines even if they are located far away from the power source.
  • The cylinders have efficient power-to-size and power-to-weight ratios.
  • They come equipped with hydraulic speed control and automatic overload protection.
  • Noted for their dimensional accuracy.
  • Can provide constant torque despite changes in speed.
  • Require lesser moving parts for their operations, and hence, they are easy to maintain compared to electrical and mechanical systems.


However, the use of Hydraulic Systems calls for special precautions. Hydraulic lines may rupture, leading to severe risk of injury. Leakage may result and hydraulic fluids may catch fire and the risk is especially high for installations located in hotter regions. Therefore, you should make sure that you study every application, in detail, before you select a hydraulic system to support it.

For further information and details of our range of Hydraulic Cylinders and systems please view our product range below or contact a member of our sales team on 01384 567430 who will be happy to assist you.


Hydraulic Lifting Cylinders provide a controllable lifting solution for heavy loads of up to 100 Tonnes, and when combined in some applications with accessories such as manifolds, can achieve an even greater lifting capacity.

At Lifting Equipment Store, we supply only the highest quality, recognised brands such as Yale, Tecpos, and Enerpac, to give you the most confidence when purchasing, along with the most competitive pricing on the market.

Available in a universal format for normal applications, low-profile configurations for applications that require a more compact solution, and Hollow Cylinders to accommodate a threaded rod for various bespoke applications, our range of Hydraulic Lifting Cylinders is next to none.

For further information on our range of Lifting Cylinders please feel free to contact a member of our Sales Team who will be happy to help.

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