Hydraulic Cylinder rods are chrome-plated steel products that can be supplied as piston rods in standard hydraulic and pneumatic applications. The chrome plated steel bar is normally used in conditions of high stress, friction and harsh climactic environments, so the quality of the base metal and subsequent surface treatment are of paramount importance. Wear resistance, corrosion resistance, surface smoothness, high yield strength and uniform quality are essential properties of hard chrome bar.Common applications are found in agricultural machinery, production equipment, cranes, garbage compactors, lifters etc.
The piston rod is typically a hard chrome-plated piece of cold-rolled steel that attaches to the piston and extends from the cylinder through the rod-end head. In double rod-end cylinders, the actuator has a rod extending from both sides of the piston and out both ends of the barrel. The piston rod connects the hydraulic actuator to the machine component doing the work. This connection can be in the form of a machine thread or a mounting attachment. The piston rod is highly ground and polished so as to provide a reliable seal and prevent leakage.