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Welded Cylinder Solutions

posted by RAM Industries Inc.    |   May 18, 2021 08:00

Welded Cylinder Solutions

RAM's welded cylinders are known to be a durable, reliable option and work efficiently under pressure.

Standard designs like our YORK line of cylinders use high-strength materials like high-tensile cold-drawn steel. The increased strength allows them to handle higher pressure ratings and withstand external forces. Superior seal packages can increase life expectancy and work well in applications that involve extreme weather and external contaminants.

When space is at a premium, a reduced cross-sectional area can fit better in many types of machinery. These welded cylinders are concentric and centrally aligned, making them resistant to internal stresses. RAM ensures accuracy in the fit between various components.

RAM's team of highly skilled welders is an essential component of delivering dependable hydraulic cylinders. Our team uses a combination of manual, semi-automated, and automated welding.

RAM can customize welded cylinders specific to your equipment. We aim to provide cylinder solutions that meet your precise fit and performance requirements.

Contact the RAM team today customize a welded cylinder solution!


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RAM Steering Cylinder Solutions

posted by RAM Industries Inc.    |   April 27, 2021 08:05


Steering Hydraulic Cylinders

Fluid power steering systems have a long history of dependability and reliability.

Years ago, early vehicles relied on hydraulic fluid power for their steering systems. Today, off-road equipment in many industries continues to use hydraulic cylinders as part of their steering mechanisms. Current applications of hydraulic steering include harvesting equipment (such as in orchards and vineyards), military maintenance equipment, self-propelled snow removal equipment, and machinery used in construction, mining, forestry and marine industries.

RAM custom designs and builds hydraulic steering cylinders for many types of equipment. Our steering cylinders provide the force required to activate a steering system with a minimum of physical output.

There are three main requirements to consider in the design and selection of steering cylinders.

  1. The specifications for these cylinders must be very precise. They require a zero-play connection between the linkage and the steering cylinder. Three main connection types provide the snug fit needed – tie rod ends, spherical bearings or bushing type connections. Whatever option is selected by the customer, the design will have a very tight tolerance.
  2. There is an adjustment required to the cylinder's length to compensate for inconsistencies in the steering linkages. This adjustment keeps the tires or steering devices aligned. RAM can provide threaded ends on the outside or inside diameter, allowing for adjustment of the cylinder length for the final alignment.
  3. Precision movement and holding will ensure consistent control of the steering function. RAM achieves this cylinder control by incorporating advanced seal packs. These seals guarantee zero leakage or drift, while allowing the cylinders to respond according to your physical input.

Many other cylinder design options may be applicable to your steering system, including:

  • A variety of pressure ratings for the steering or control system.
  • Bore sizes to match the force needed for the application.
  • Various porting sizes and positions can be added based on your equipment fit requirements.
  • The addition of fail-safe valving is available to lock the steering cylinder if a catastrophic failure occurs on the oil lines.
  • Position sensing technology can be incorporated to provide real-time digital or analogue feedback of the cylinder stroke position during operation.

Contact RAM today to discuss your steering application needs today!




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Maximize Your Investment with RAM

posted by RAM Industries Inc.    |   April 27, 2021 08:00

Maximize Your Investment - Hydraulic Cylinders

Your OEM equipment is the result of significant investment in research, engineering and design. We understand that the selection of cylinders requires the same detailed attention.

RAM’s engineering team establishes a close technical rapport with the experts in your organization. Together they can determine the precise cylinder parameters important to your equipment, the application and the operating conditions.

RAM uses the latest 3D modelling software to provide detailed approval drawings, parts breakdowns, and solid models for each cylinder. This service is beneficial for design verification, design pre-approval, and direct integration of the cylinders into an equipment design file.

RAM’s personalized approach provides flexibility with the design and placement of ports, mounts, and oil lines. Having the right cylinder fit is critical to ensure longevity for your equipment and maximizing performance.

With over 45 years of experience working with OEMs in a wide range of industries, you can trust RAM to provide quality hydraulic cylinders on time, optimized to your specifications.

Contact RAM today to learn more about how we can help maximize your cylinder investment.



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RAM Custom Heavy-Duty Cylinder Solutions

posted by RAM Industries Inc.    |   March 17, 2021 08:05

Custom Heavy-Duty Cylinder Solutions

Heavy-duty OEM equipment requires robust hydraulic cylinders capable of handling the force and load of the toughest applications. RAM’s Custom Heavy-Duty cylinders are precisely engineered for your application, ensuring a reliable solution in the most demanding industries.


Modify a standard design or create a new prototype for your equipment. Configure the bore sizes, stroke lengths, and mounting options to meet your overall design needs.


RAM’s expertise in designing and manufacturing custom heavy-duty cylinder solutions ensures the best high-quality materials are used specifically for your performance requirements.


Heavy-duty applications may benefit from specialized materials, including:

  • Corrosion-resistant materials for piston rods such as nitrided, stainless steel, or nickel-plated
  • High strength steel for barrels or mounts
  • Bronze, aluminum bronze, or composite bushings
  • High pressure or high flow ports
  • High or low-temperature seals

With over 45 years’ experience, RAM ensures your hydraulic cylinders function exactly as required!


Contact the RAM team today!




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RAMLOK Wirelock Cylinders

posted by RAM Industries Inc.    |   March 17, 2021 08:00

RAMLOK Wirelock Cylinders

RAMLOK® Wirelock hydraulic cylinders are one of RAM’s unique cylinder offerings. These cylinders incorporate RAMLOK steel rings to secure the barrel to the head and base. This assembly approach eliminates the welding process.


With the head and the base being secured using the RAMLOK Wirelock design, there are many advantages regarding ease of maintenance and repair of the cylinders. Some of these advantages include: 

  • Accessing seals is quick and easy by removing the steel ring.
  • Replacing parts is more economical as only the parts affected need to be replaced.
  • Flexibility to change the port position in the field with a range of position options.

RAM has 65 standard RAMLOK Wirelock cylinders designs available. The experienced engineering team at RAM can also work with your team to customize a RAMLOK cylinder specifically for your application requirements.


Talk to RAM’s team of experts to discuss incorporating RAMLOK® cylinders into your equipment designs.


Contact RAM today!




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Truck and Trailer Hoist Cylinders

posted by RAM Industries Inc.    |   February 23, 2021 08:05

Truck and Trailer Hoist Cylinders

Space on your equipment is at a premium! RAM Truck and Trailer Hoist cylinders provide maximum stroke in a compact design.

RAM's standard truck and trailer hoist cylinders are easily interchangeable with existing cylinders on OEM dump truck bodies, dump trailers and other hoist applications.

RAM’s expertise includes customizing our cylinders to provide the best fit and function for your equipment.

Be sure that your equipment will perform reliably for your customers with RAM single-acting telescopic Truck and Trailer Hoist cylinders. We can ensure these cylinders perform optimally with superior internal components such as high-quality rod seals, high-strength guide rings, and heavy-duty wipers. High-quality components provide durability, prevent failure and extend the cylinder life for your equipment.

With over 45 years of expertise in hydraulic cylinder design and manufacturing, RAM Industries will help you maximize your equipment designs and strengthen your customer relationships!

Contact our team to get RAM cylinders on your equipment!



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Integrated Cylinder Mounting Solutions

posted by RAM Industries Inc.    |   February 23, 2021 08:00

Integrated Cylinder Mounting Solutions

 Your cylinder mount is a critical component of your hydraulic system design. RAM has over 45 years’ experience producing cylinders with custom mounting options to fit your OEM equipment precisely.

Integrate ports and valves into your cylinder mount for a distinct space-saving solution. A consolidated mount provides a streamlined design by reducing the cross-section to fit into confined spaces.

Integrated cylinder mounts also provide valve and porting location flexibility. Designs can place these mounts on the butt end shaft of the cylinder

This integration simplifies the overall hydraulic circuitry resulting in fewer components and a faster final assembly. Valves ‘hard plumbed’ into the cylinder also reduce the likelihood of catastrophic connection failures.

Match the cylinder mount to your OEM equipment to ensure longevity and prevent failure. RAM’s engineers work with your team’s experts to ensure your cylinder design provides optimal performance and safety.

Choose a custom engineered hydraulic cylinder solution to give your equipment a leading-edge!

Contact the RAM team to discuss your project today!




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RAM Stabilizing Solutions – Be Assured You Are Secured

posted by RAM Industries Inc.    |   January 27, 2021 08:05

Stabilizer Hydraulic Cylinders

RAM Industries has the stabilizer hydraulic cylinder solutions you need for your levelling or outrigging applications. These versatile cylinders are commonly used in a wide range of applications in the oil & gas and aggregate industries. Other applications include - mobile cranes, service trucks and aerial fire trucks.

RAM Stabilizer cylinders enable quick deployment and are easy to modify after placement. These unique cylinders provide infinite adjustments to the finished height over the full range of the stroke. They use a threaded engagement instead of a pin to lock it in place. Utilizing RAM mechanical or hydraulic locking stabilizer cylinders provides increased assurance your equipment will perform safely and reliably. 

RAM’s standard models focus on two primary mechanical locking methods - split or locking nut. These positive locking systems assure that there will be no creeping from the desired settings. The split locking nut design features an external split ring mechanism easily removed and replaced to lock the stabilizer in position once deployed. The solid locking nut design is fixed to the equipment and is rotated to lock the stabilizer in position. Hydraulic locking can be incorporated with hydraulic valves such as pilot operated check, counterbalancing and thermal relief valves.

RAM’s expertise is demonstrated with an offering of 120 pre-engineered designs. RAM Stabilizer cylinders provide a starting point to customize the precise fit and functionality you require. Each model includes a wide range of standard features that can be customized to accommodate the equipment specifications. RAM stabilizer cylinders are produced with bore diameters between 2” and 8” and stroke lengths from 0” to 60” with pressure ratings up to 5000 PSI.

RAM Stabilizer cylinders feature standard cross-pin and ball ends. The cross-pin mounts provide quick and easy functionality that can easily be incorporated into your equipment. Ball ends are a unique design that provides 360-degree stability with angular interaction with the ground to match any slope. RAM designs can easily incorporate many mounting options from positions (side, top, pass-through, and flange mounts) to the hole patterns and sizes. Custom jacking pads or feet are available.

RAM stabilizers can easily be incorporated into existing designs and customized to fit your application. Custom paint options include matching your equipment colours and various paint finishes like our standard two-part urethane or electrostatic plating.

With extensive experience providing fully customizable mechanical and hydraulic locking stabilizer cylinders for OEM customers, we can find a solution for your equipment.

Contact the RAM team to configure a stabilizing solution today!


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Custom Color Cylinder Solutions

posted by RAM Industries Inc.    |   January 27, 2021 08:00

Custom Color Hydraulic Cylinders

When it comes to custom hydraulic cylinder solutions, RAM Industries custom solutions go beyond manufacturing! RAM’s unique customized service approach continues right through to cylinder paint color and application.

RAM uses a leading-edge industrial liquid spray finishing system. It features multiple wash and rinse stations, and two-part urethane paint finish. Custom finishes are available including high solid epoxies and primer epoxy.

There are a variety of options to choose from for your final cylinder paint application.

  • Primed
  • Primed and Painted
  • Solid or Metallic Colors
  • Custom Color Matching (from your paint sample or RAL number)

In addition to paint finishes, there are plating options available such as zinc chromate and clear dichromate electro-galvanized plating.

RAM is committed to providing creative solutions for our customers.

Contact the RAM team of experts today for your custom options on your cylinder paint needs!


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Big Bore Hydraulic Cylinder Solutions

posted by RAM Industries Inc.    |   December 9, 2020 08:01

Big Bore Hydraulic Cylinders

When you need BIG results, rely on RAM Big Bore cylinder solutions! With bore sizes up to 24 inches, these cylinders are built to withstand heavy duty applications. 

RAM heavy duty and big bore hydraulic cylinders are custom designed. RAM’s engineering team has years of experience working with customers to specialize the cylinder design specifically for each application.

Big bore cylinders are made for maximum durability as they are often used on the most demanding equipment.

Our technical sales and engineering teams work carefully with OEM's to understand the operating conditions that may influence your hydraulic cylinder design. RAM takes every precaution to ensure quality performance. Every component is considered from specialty valving to heavy duty mounts, ensuring long lasting performance in the field.

RAM’s modern facilities utilize large capacity cranes and specialized equipment capable of accommodating the weight and scale of the materials used to manufacture these cylinders.

Contact the RAM team of experts to configure your big bore cylinder solution today!


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