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Need a stop

Need a stop

Need a stop

The easiest way for my application to stop a hydraulic cylinder at the right distance ( in one direction) is to adjust the cylinder so it bottoms out.  But something in the back of my mind says I should not do this. Any thoughts on this?

Ray D

RE: Need a stop

It is often done.  If the movement is relatively slow you would not need to consider a cylinder with an end cushion.  Just move it until it bottoms.


RE: Need a stop

Thankyou, it does move very slow.  Another problem solved

Ray d

RE: Need a stop

You didn't say if it needed to be adjusted in retract or extension. For extension the most common way is to put a sleeve inside the cylinder over the rod. For retraction the sleeve is usually put over the rod on the outside. Ag applications do this quite frequently as a method of depth control, so the stops are available as spling-loaded sections that snap over the rod (though the rods are usually only 1-2" OD.


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