What is the function of a cylinder barrel?
The cylinder barrel in which the piston operates must be made of a high-strength material, usually steel. It must be as light as possible, yet have the proper characteristics for operating under high temperatures. It must be made of a good bearing material and have high tensile strength. The hydrualic cylinder barrel is made of a steel alloy forging with the inner surface hardened to resist wear of the piston and the piston rings which bear against it. This hardening is usually done by exposing the steel to ammonia or cyanide gas while the steel is very hot. The steel soaks up nitrogen from the gas, which forms iron nitrides on the exposed surface. As a result of this process, the metal is said to be nitrided. This nitriding only penetrates into the barrel tube surface a few thousands of an inch. As the cylinder barrels wear due to use, they can be repaired by chroming. This is a process that plates chromium on the surface of the cylinder barrel and brings it back to new standard dimensions. Chromium-plated cylinders should use cast iron rings. Honing the cylinder walls is a process that brings it to the correct dimensions and provides crosshatch pattern for seating the piston rings during engine break-in. Some engine cylinder barrels are choked at the top, or they are smaller in diameter to allow for heat expansion and wear.
In some instances, the barrel has threads on the outside surface at one end so that it can be screwed into the hydraulic cylinder head. The cooling fins are machined as an integral part of the barrel and have limits on repair and service.
Advantages of Our cylinder barrel tube
1.High precision tolerances;
Our cylinder honed tube can meet ID tolerance H7, H8, H9, … etc according to the customer’s requirements, and its I.D dimension.
2.Seamless tube with high pressure resistance;We only use seamless cold drawn tubes to produce honed pipes, which means our honed tubing can work under higher pressure, thus our honed pipes are more reliable for hydraulic cylinder applications.
3.High Smooth inside surface;
The roughness of our honed pipe is Max Ra 0.4 microns ID finish (16Max Ra ID Finish).
Flexible order quantity: we accept small quantity orders, even if there is only one piece of hydraulic cylinder tubing we can produce and supply.
4.Good weld ability: The weld ability of our honed steel tubing is very good, this is quite helpful for manufacturing the cylinders.