About Me

Getting Industrial Supplies at a Low Cost

As an industrial business owner for the past ten years, I can tell you that there are lots of ways to get the best industrial supplies for the least amount of money. My name is Joey, and I know the tricks of the trade as well as anyone. There are several easy ways that you can save money on your industrial supplies. These include buying from suppliers that deal in higher amounts of quality materials as well as buying large amounts of supplies at shorter intervals. I will teach you these tricks and others to help you buy your industrial supplies at the best rate available.

Latest Posts

Getting Industrial Supplies at a Low Cost

Hydraulic Cylinder Repairs: What To Expect When You Need To Repair A Cracked Cylinder

by Janice Knight

A cracked hydraulic cylinder in an industrial setting is a major problem. The cylinder relies heavily on continuous pressure to do what your plant needs it to do. A cracked cylinder allows some of that pressure and air to escape, decreasing the efficacy of the work that the cylinder is supposed to do. If you call in a repair technician, here is what you can expect as options for hydraulic cylinder repairs.


If the crack is minor, an industrial strength sealant may be used by the technician to close the crack. These sealants are designed to be impervious to pressure, heat, cold, and liquids so that after the sealant hardens and cures, your cylinder can stand up to the work it is required to do. They are squirted or painted on, depending on the sealant and the type of dispenser the sealant occupies. (It is even possible to do the sealant repair on your own, but you will still need the technician to verify that the crack does not go all the way through the several thicknesses of metal that make up the cylinder.) If the crack is more serious, the technician may use welding as an option instead.


More severe cracks, or cracks that go through several layers of metal into the cylinder need to be welded. It is similar to a deep wound in the human body- the various layers need to be mended shut to prevent more damage from within before closing the last and outermost layer/ casing. In this case, you will have to shut down production in this area of the factory so that the welding and arc sparks do not interfere or present a problem for the production areas surrounding the cracked cylinder. The repair technician/welder may have to cut patches of thin metal to fit over each cracked layer, or may be able to use the welding tool to heat seal the crack together. (Unless you are a welder, there is no way you can take on this task to do the repairs yourself.)

Replacing the Entire Cylinder

This is the least favorite option of all, since most factories and plants would prefer to repair such an expensive piece of equipment rather than replace it. However, if the crack in your plant's cylinder is just beyond repair, your company will have to replace the cylinder entirely, and do it speedily or face several days' loss on your production line. Plan ahead for this worst case scenario, in the event that the repair technician cannot do a patch job instead.