Hydraulic Cylinder Calculator is a tool for working with Hydraulic Cylinders. Based on the inputs the user can calculate areas & volumes in the cylinder, ratio, extraction & retraction forces, time, velocity and outflow.
- By Input the require parameters like the Piston diameter, pressure and oil flow, the result are calculate on the fly including areas, volumes for the cylinder, ratio, extraction & retraction forces, velocity, time and outflow.
- Results are derived on both the Piston and Rod side of the Hydraulic Cylinder.
- Results are calculate on the fly.
- Interactive 3D images depicting the parameters provide the user with a good understanding of the Hydraulic Cylinder system.
- Support for both Metric and Imperial units.
- Results are copy-able to clipboard.
A hydraulic cylinder (also called a linear hydraulic motor) is a mechanical actuator that is used to give a unidirectional force through a unidirectional stroke. It has many applications, notably in construction equipment (engineering vehicles), manufacturing machinery, and civil engineering.
Hydraulic cylinders get their power from pressurized hydraulic fluid, which is typically oil. The hydraulic cylinder consists of a cylinder barrel, in which a piston connected to a piston rod moves back and forth. The barrel is closed on one end by the cylinder bottom (also called the cap) and the other end by the cylinder head (also called the gland) where the piston rod comes out of the cylinder. The piston has sliding rings and seals. The piston divides the inside of the cylinder into two chambers, the bottom chamber (cap end) and the piston rod side chamber (rod end / head end).
Flanges, trunnions, clevises, and lugs are common cylinder mounting options. The piston rod also has mounting attachments to connect the cylinder to the object or machine component that it is pushing or pulling.
A hydraulic cylinder is the actuator or "motor" side of this system. The "generator" side of the hydraulic system is the hydraulic pump which delivers a fixed or regulated flow of oil to the hydraulic cylinder, to move the piston. The piston pushes the oil in the other chamber back to the reservoir. If we assume that the oil enters from cap end, during extension stroke, and the oil pressure in the rod end / head end is approximately zero, the force F on the piston rod equals the pressure P in the cylinder times the piston area A.
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