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Forklift Hydraulic Cylinder Two-Way Double Acting Hydraulic Cylinder

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Hydraulic Cylinders

A double-acting forklift hydraulic cylinder is a type of hydraulic cylinder that has two ports, one for the input fluid and one for the output fluid. This allows the cylinder to extend and retract, as the input fluid pushes the piston in one direction and the output fluid pulls it in the other direction.

Double-acting hydraulic cylinders are used in a variety of applications on forklifts, including:

  • The lift cylinder, which raises and lowers the forks
  • The tilt cylinder, which tilts the mast forward and backward
  • The power steering cylinder, which helps to turn the wheels

Double-acting hydraulic cylinders are more versatile than single-acting hydraulic cylinders, which can only extend or retract in one direction. This makes them ideal for applications where the cylinder needs to be able to move in both directions, such as on a forklift.

The main components of a double-acting forklift hydraulic cylinder are:

  • The cylinder body: This is the outer shell of the cylinder. It is made of steel or aluminum and is designed to withstand the pressure of the hydraulic fluid.
  • The piston: This is a cylindrical plunger that moves inside the cylinder body. It is made of steel or aluminum and is fitted with a piston rod.
  • The piston rod: This is a long, slender rod that extends from the piston. It is used to transmit the force of the piston to the load.
  • The seals: These are rings that are fitted around the piston and piston rod to prevent the hydraulic fluid from leaking out.
  • The ports: These are openings in the cylinder body that allow the hydraulic fluid to flow in and out of the cylinder.

Double-acting hydraulic cylinders are typically operated by a hydraulic pump. The pump forces the hydraulic fluid into the cylinder, which causes the piston to extend. When the pump stops, the pressure in the cylinder decreases, which causes the piston to retract.

The speed of the cylinder is controlled by the flow rate of the hydraulic fluid. The faster the pump runs, the faster the cylinder will extend or retract.

Double-acting hydraulic cylinders are a versatile and reliable way to move loads on forklifts. They are used in a variety of applications and can be customized to meet the specific requirements of each application.


Forklift Hydraulic Cylinder Key Attributes:

Applicable Industries Manufacturing Plant, Machinery Repair Shops, Retail, Construction works, Energy & Mining Structure Piston Cylinder
Weight (KG) 15 Power Hydraulic
Video outgoing-inspection Based customer needs Body Material Steel
Machinery Test Report Based customer needs Brand Name EPT
Marketing Type Ordinary Product Product name Forklift Hydraulic Cylinder
Warranty of core components 1 Year Application industrial vehicle/forklift tilt
Core Components Piston rod, Piston Color Customer Requirement
Place of Origin Zhejiang, China Material 20# / 45# Steel
Condition New Acting type Double Acting Single Acting
Warranty 1 Year Seals Hallite,parker, NOK,Shamban
Standard or Nonstandard Nonstandard Certificate ISO9001:2015
MOQ 1Pcs OEM Support OEM
Brand EPT Package Type: Crate, pallet, or based on customer's requirement

Forklift Hydraulic Cylinder Specifications:

Item Description
Product Name Custom-made hydraulic Cylinder for industrial vehicle/forklift tilt
Certificate: ISO9001, ISO4001, ISO 45003
Production Capacity: 1200,000 pcs per year
Sample Time Based actual type
Brand EPT or customer's logo
Service OEM & ODM
Seal brand Parker,NOK, BUSAK SHAMBAN
Delivery Time Based on order quantity.
Business Type Manufacturer & Exporter

Forklift Hydraulic Cylinder Parts:


Cylinder Housing assy
Guide Bush
Circlips For Shaft
Piston Rod
Dust Wiper
Hex Nut
Rod Seal
Grease Nipple
Cotter Pins
Du Bush
Spring Washers
Round Wire
Hole Seal
Key Ring
Spherical Bearing

Forklift Hydraulic Cylinders for All Industries:

We can build, supply new, and repair cylinders for Forklift, Earth Moving, Marine, Press, Crane, Telescopic, Shear, Excavator, and Chip Dump applications. We also have the capabilities, experience, and technical knowledge to manufacture new cylinders and custom-build cylinders. We can handle any hydraulic cylinder needs, from smaller application cylinders to very large cylinders (for example, cylinders on large mining equipment). Contact us for pricing and availability or if you need a custom hydraulic cylinder.

Forklift Hydraulic Cylinder Features:

● 3000PSI Rated pressure, 6000PSI testing pressure.
● Imported world-famous brands and Chinese top brands sealing systems.
● High quality Cold Drawn steel tube, with good rigidity.
● CNC Rolled tube inner surface, with roughness of 0.2~0.4um.
● Superior strength chrome-plated rod, anticorrosion for a long life.
● High-grade Ductile Iron bar directly machined Gland and Piston, with high strength.
● Heavy-duty welded construction, automatic welding for good quality.
● Twin-lip piston seals for maximum efficiency.
● 100% factory tested under at least 1.5 times the rated pressure.

How Does the Double Acting Forklift Hydraulic Cylinder Work?

A double-acting forklift hydraulic cylinder is a type of forklift hydraulic cylinder commonly used in forklifts and other industrial equipment. It is designed to provide both extension and retraction forces, allowing for precise control of lifting and lowering operations.

The forklift hydraulic cylinder consists of a cylindrical barrel, a piston, a piston rod, and two hydraulic ports—one for the extension stroke and the other for the retraction stroke. Inside the barrel, there are two chambers, divided by the piston. These chambers are filled with hydraulic fluid, typically oil.

When hydraulic pressure is applied to the port connected to the extension stroke chamber, the fluid enters the chamber, exerting pressure on the piston. This force causes the piston to move outward, extending the piston rod. As the piston moves, the fluid in the retraction stroke chamber is simultaneously displaced and flows back to the hydraulic reservoir.

Conversely, when hydraulic pressure is applied to the port connected to the retraction stroke chamber, the fluid enters this chamber and exerts pressure on the opposite side of the piston. This force pushes the piston in the opposite direction, retracting the piston rod. The fluid from the extension stroke chamber flows back to the reservoir.

To control the movement and speed of the forklift hydraulic cylinder, a valve system is typically used. The valve system regulates the flow of hydraulic fluid into and out of the cylinder chambers. By adjusting the valve, operators can control the speed and force at which the piston rod extends and retracts.

In a double-acting forklift hydraulic cylinder, the process of extension and retraction can be repeated continuously by applying hydraulic pressure alternately to the extension and retraction stroke ports. This allows for efficient and precise control of lifting, lowering, and other movements in forklift operations.

Overall, the double-acting forklift hydraulic cylinder enables the forklift to lift and lower loads with controlled precision and power, making it an essential component in forklift hydraulic systems.

China Forklift Hydraulic Cylinder Manufacturers

HZPT is a company in the R&D and manufacture of hydraulic cylinders. It maintains a leading position in the market segment of hydraulic cylinders for forklifts in China. In 2020, the domestic market share was around 29%. We produce Industrial vehicle hydraulic cylinders, Aerial work vehicle hydraulic cylinders, Agricultural Machinery hydraulic cylinders, and Sanitation machinery hydraulic cylinders.

We have a first-class independent R&D platform for assembly. The forklift cylinder production workshop has four semi-automatic lifting cylinder assembly lines and one fully automatic tilting cylinder assembly line, with a designed annual production capacity of 1 million pieces; the special cylinder workshop is equipped with semi-automatic cleaning and assembly systems of various specifications, with a designed annual production capacity of 200,000 pieces. It is equipped with famous brand CNC machining equipment, machining centers, special equipment for high precision cylinder processing, robot welding machines, automatic cleaning machines, automatic cylinder assembly machines, and automatic paint production lines. We have more than 300 sets of key equipment running. The optimized allocation and efficient utilization of equipment resources ensure the precision requirements of the products and meet the high standard quality requirements of the products.

We are one of the best hydraulic cylinders manufacturers. We have exported our products to clients around the world and earned a good reputation because of our superior product quality and after-sales service. We warmly welcome customers both at home and abroad to contact us to negotiate business, exchange information, and cooperate with us!



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