What to look for in a Damping Cylinder

Easy Setup
 
Following simple steps to setup is the key to the successful use of hydraulic shock dampers. Setting up hydraulic shock dampers should be no more difficult than setting up tooling, but yet it should still be done under supervision or be handled by an experienced worker.
 
External Access to Internal Openings
 
External Access to internal opening for fast and easy set up adjustments is essential for any future repairs and maintenance. If the dampers need to be disassembled in order to change internal orifices they are simply discarded and are perceived to be a faulty product, instead of replacement. Therefore, always confirm adjustability.
 
Monitoring of Internal Pressure
 
Hydraulic shock dampers should have quality components in order to monitor the internal pressure and temperatures for complete safety. Monitoring the internal pressure will validate if the dampers are performing to their full capacity with no oil leakages. A temperature gauge is essential and necessary during high-speed applications and should always be monitored. The seals are greatly affected by the high temperatures. Knowing the proper operation temperature of the dampers can assist by giving clues to the potential seal life or will indicate that a cooling circuit is required.
 
Safety
 
A safety pressure relief system should be manufactured into the hydraulic shock damper, as a safety measure for all hydraulic dampers. Every damper will be designed to a pressure rating, depending on the hydraulic damper size. A relief valve will ensure that the damper cannot be over pressured.
 
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