Hydraulic cylinders are used in a wide range of applications, such as construction machinery, agricultural machinery, and automobile manufacturing. The stroke length of the hydraulic cylinder is an important parameter for customers to select the cylinder model. So how should we measure the stroke length of the hydraulic cylinder?
What is the Stroke Length of a Hydraulic Cylinder?
The stroke length of a hydraulic cylinder is the distance that the piston rod moves from the retracted position to the extended position. The stroke length of the hydraulic cylinder is a very important parameter and needs to be measured correctly.
How to Measure the Stroke Length of a Hydraulic Cylinder?
Step 1: Measure the Retracted Length
The retracted length of a hydraulic cylinder is the distance from the center of the piston rod mounting hole to the end of the cylinder body with the piston rod retracted. You should measure it directly with a ruler.
Step 2: Measure the Extended Length
The extended length of the hydraulic cylinder is the distance from the center of the piston rod mounting hole to the end of the cylinder body with the piston rod fully extended. You should measure it directly with a ruler.
Step 3: Calculate the Stroke Length
The stroke length of the hydraulic cylinder is the difference between the extended length and the retracted length.
Points to Note When Measuring the Stroke Length of a Hydraulic Cylinder
- Be sure to measure both the retracted length and the extended length of the cylinder.
- The measurement should be accurate to the millimeter.
- Make sure that the piston rod is fully extended when measuring the extended length.
After measuring the stroke length of the hydraulic cylinder, if the problem still cannot be solved, you can contact the technical department of Xinlan, and we will assist in handling it. Generally, the email will be processed within 24 hours.
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