PT Hydraulics Australia has added to their high force tools and equipment range of hydraulic cylinders with a new double acting locking collar cylinder, offering a range of benefits for lifting applications in the industrial market.
Locking collar cylinders limited to only single acting cylinders have been common place until now, due to the external placement of couplings and the internal plumbing required for double acting cylinders.
PT Hydraulics Australia's innovative design has enabled all the benefits of lifting with a double acting hydraulic cylinder to be combined with the benefits of a mechanical hold when using a locking collar cylinder.
This new double acting locking collar cylinder design enables the double acting cylinder to extend the load and then be mechanically locked in place by the use of an outer collar. This allows the piston to then be fully retracted, protecting it from the harsh elements and hose disconnections, and the cylinder can then be left in place mechanically holding the load. Retracting the cylinder can also be done in a controlled manner thanks to the double acting cylinder.
Key features and benefits of these new double acting locking collar cylinders include:
- mechanically hold the load and release all hoses
- control the extensions and retractions of the cylinder
- internal pressure relief valve to prevent dangerous intensification from occurring
- piston retracts completely to prevent exposure to weather
- nickel plated body and collar
- custom sizes available.