Hydraulic Clamping Fundamentals

SECTION IV - CYLINDERS GENERAL DESCRIPTION Cylinders are linear actuation devices that are typically used to keep a work piece stationary or move work piece into position. They provide axial clamping force proportional to the hydraulic pressure applied. Mounting Styles Many sizes of cylinder are available in multiple body styles to allow for maximum flexibility in fixture design and plumbing arrangements. The following illustration gives a general guide of available mounting configurations. Note that not all sizes are available in all body configurations.

cylinder applying pull load (pull cylinder). They return to their relaxed position by internal springs when the hydraulic pressure is removed from the cylinder.

Double Acting Cylinder Double acting swing clamps use hydraulic pressure to retract and extend the cylinder. Double acting cylinders can apply force in either direction.

Fluorocarbon seals are available for many applications. See your VEKTORFLO® catalog or give us a call for specific data.

Clamping Force/Stroke Ranges

Single Acting Cylinder Single acting cylinders use hydraulic pressure to extend the cylinder and apply force (push cylinder) or hydraulic pressure to retract the Vektek, Inc. offers cylinders in applied forces ranging from 125 lbs to 12,000 lbs. All clamp forces are given at 5,000-psi hydraulic pressures. Strokes from .12 to 2.00 model dependant.

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