supplier provides single sourcing for heavy-duty forged
hydraulic cylinder components... from cylinder bodies to
pistons to end caps...including in-house heat treating,
machining, and drilling?
Scot Forge does! We have the large-sized billets,
the extensive material inventory, and the production capabilities
to handle a variety of hydraulic cylinder needs.
Just call Scot Forge!
The Benefits of Working with Scot Forge
Forged Parts for the Hydraulic Cylinders
- Cylinder, hollow, tube,
barrel, body, housing
- Rod, rod eye, piston,
rod spherical bushing,
- End cap, clevis, blank,
base clevis, base eye,
base spherical bushing, tang
For these standard and custom hydraulic cylinders
- Telescopic (single and
- Extend and retract lock
- Pushout, tilt, and
- Double rod end
- Lift, bucket, and boom
- Motion compensator
Single Source Responsibility
From one shop, Scot Forge can coordinate the production of
cylinder parts to meet your timing and requirements. Whether
you need cylinder barrels, housings, rods, clevis parts,
or end capsand
you need them as forged, rough machined, drilled,
heat treated, or testedScot Forge can do it all. So
you can prevent the delays and quality problems that arise
with multiple suppliers.
You can order 1 forging or many, in part weights from 5 lbs.
to 80,000 lbs. We provide spindles, blanks, bars, and custom
shapes, as well as
Sizes, Shapes, and Quantities
hollows up to 70" O.D. and 30' long.
A Vast Inventory of Materials
Unlike other shops, Scot Forge maintains extensive quantities
of large-sized billets in hydraulic cylinder quality grades.
We stock carbon, alloy, stainless, and other ferrous and non-ferrous
alloys. This ready inventory of materials allows us to process
your order the moment you call.
Because we know you can't afford expensive delays in
the field, we deliver parts quickly. And in case of breakdowns,
our scheduling system allows for daily entry of emergency orders
for immediate production response.
Delivery and Breakdown Service
Our knowledgeable sales staff provides fast
right over the phone.
Directional Grain Flow
The forging process produces directional grain flow that results
in superior mechanical properties, when compared with castings
Single Component Construction
Todays advanced forging processes can yield unlimited
configurations never before considered. These
processes can reduce parts from multi-component fabrications
to single-component forgings that are higher in strength.
The hollow forging process producescylinders with forged versus
drilled inside diameters. This reduces material waste and
eliminates an unnecessary process, while improving properties.
Case Study: Scot Forge Produces Master Cylinder
Components for Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Relocation
Scot Forge's hydraulic cylinder components played an
important role in the relocation of the world's tallest
brick lighthouse, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in North Carolina.
The forged components were used to build an 8-ton master cylinder
for the largest unified hydraulic jacking system ever built
in the U.S. The massive jacking system and the unmatched structural
strength of forging were required in order to move the 4,800
ton lighthouse from an eroding beachfront. The 208-foot beacon,
which has warned ships of shallow sandbars since 1870, was
to be moved 2,900 feet to a new foundation.
Component Reduction Success
Scot Forge can decrease costs and lead times by reducing
the number of part components. For example, a cylinder
rod for an off-road shovel was previously made from
a cast head welded to a hot rolled bar.
- Casting proved too weak for the application.
- The need for welding lengthened process times.
loads on the cast head caused part failures.
The forging solution:
- One-part production of the head and shaft.
- The strength and structural integrity of forging
met demanding requirements.
- The elimination of welding has shortened production.
forged head is able to withstand excessive loads.
Strength was Critical
The jacking system, manufactured by Jahns Structure Jacking
System (JSJS) required a master cylinder with the highest
strength to prevent a failure.
The complete cylinder consists of an 8,130 lb. blind
hole forging into which the piston retracts, a 4,450
lb. forged piston, and a 3,150 lb. forged end plate. In operation,
the master cylinder pushes 60 displacement cylinders mani-folded
through the end plate to individual jacks.
Scot Forge's hollow forging process technique reinforced
the strength of the blind hole cylinder by working the material
(1045 carbon steel, normalized) around a pin to create the
hole, rather than boring the cylinder after the initial forging
process. The forged construction eliminated internal voids
predictable directional grain flow characteristics for maximum
structural integrity and metallurgical soundness.
Scot Forge is proud to have contributed to the successful
relocation of the historic lighthouse, which is now guiding
ships from a solid new foundation.
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