Our company offers a cylinder upgrade program that is designed to identify flaws in the design and material of hydraulic cylinders, and improve them based on state-of-the-art root cause failure analysis. This program is unique in the world of cylinder repair as it allows us to go beyond simply fixing the symptoms of a problem and address the underlying issues that are causing the cylinder to fail. By conducting a thorough root cause analysis, we are able to identify and address the specific factors that are contributing to the failure of the cylinder. This could include issues such as material wear, poor design, or manufacturing defects.
One of our customers had a problem with an equalizer cylinder that was commonly breaking down and causing frequent downtime in their production process.
The customer came to us for help and we conducted a root cause failure analysis using our cylinder upgrade program. Through this analysis, we discovered that the cylinder was experiencing excessive wear due to the high-stress loads it was subjected to. We proposed to our customer to upgrade the material of the cylinder from a standard steel to a higher strength steel alloy. We also improved the design of the cylinder to include larger piston rods and more robust seals. With these changes, the customer has seen a significant improvement in the lifetime of the cylinder, and it can now run for more than 20,000 hours without any issues. This success story is a testament to the effectiveness of our cylinder upgrade program, which allows us to address the underlying issues causing cylinder failure and improve the design and material of the cylinder, resulting in longer service life and more reliable performance.
Once we have identified the root cause of the problem, we can then improve the design and material of the cylinder to prevent the same issues from arising in the future. This program is beneficial for customers who are experiencing recurrent cylinder failures, it is also beneficial for those who want to improve the performance of their cylinder and ensure a longer service life. The program has been proven to increase the unit production output, lower energy costs, increase equipment availability and significantly reduce man-hour costs, and cylinder repair costs.
This success story not only helped our customer to improve their production process but also landed us an international patent for the upgraded equalizer cylinder design.
This patent is a recognition of our expertise and leadership in the field of cylinder design and it demonstrates our commitment to providing our customers with innovative solutions that address their specific needs. The patent also gives us exclusive rights to use this design, which means that our customers can be sure that they are getting a unique and superior product. Furthermore, obtaining an international patent is a sign that the design is innovative and new, it also shows that our company is at the forefront of the industry and dedicated to developing new technologies and solutions that benefit our customers. Overall, this success story and the international patent are a testament to our commitment to excellence and our ability to provide our customers with the best solutions in the field of cylinder designs.