Hydraulic Lifting Cylinders

Hydraulic Lifting Cylinders provide a controllable hydraulic lifting solution for heavy loads up to 100 Tonnes and even combined in some applications with accessories such as manifolds to achieve an even greater lifting capacity. Available in a universal format for normal applications, low profile configuration for applications that require a more compact solution as well as hollow cylinders to accommodate a threaded rod through the middle and various other designs for more bespoke applications. 

LES supply only high quality recognised brands to give you the best confidence when purchasing along with the most competitive prices from Yale, Tecpos and Enerpac.

Our range of Hydraulic Lifting Cylinders can be combined with our huge range of accessories such as hand pumps, hoses, manifolds, powered pumps, pressure switches and valves. 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.

A hydraulic cylinder works on a very simple principle. The cylinder barrel contains oil or some type of fluid. The barrel has a piston mounted inside it and it can be made to move in a linear route. The piston extends or retracts when force is exerted on the fluid. Hydraulic cylinders are designed taking into account the applications that they have to support. Hydraulic force is calculated by multiplying the area of the piston and the pressure inside the barrel.

Hydraulic cylinder forms 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 area and the pressure in the cylinder. In that 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.

The Benefits:

  • Hydraulic cylinders are particularly noted for their ability to exert tremendous force, which is mainly calculated in terms of pounds per square inch, on an object or inside mechanical equipment. The technology allows machines to undertake mammoth tasks with ease.
  • Hydraulic cylinders 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.
  • The cylinders come equipped with hydraulic speed control and automatic overload protection.
  • Hydraulic cylinders are noted for their dimensional accuracy.
  • Hydraulic systems, being fluid power systems, can provide constant torque despite changes in speed.
  • Hydraulic systems 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 cases of injuries. Leakage may result and hydraulic fluids may catch fire and the risk is especially high for installations located in hot 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 on 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.