This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726. Hydraulic cylinders convert fluid pressure and flow into force and linear movement and are used in a wide variety of applications and industries. They are complex devices incorporating a wide range of components available in a range of dimensions and configurations made using a host of different materials. Many OEM design engineers play it safe by over-engineering cylinder specifications, a precautionary habit in the presence of ever-improving cylinder technologies. Other engineers simply copy previous equipment designs without considering factors that went into the original design and advances made since then. Recycling old designs for a similar function may save time, but it ignores technological advances that improve hydraulic-cylinder efficiency or let them move and support more weight. Engineers need to stay up-to-date on technologies and approach each new design with the goal of achieving the highest safety, efficiency, and performance goals poss...