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YORK CYLINDERS - Not Your Average Utility Hydraulic Cylinders

posted by RAM Industries Inc.    |   August 11, 2020 08:00

YORK hydraulic cylinders by RAM are not your average utility cylinders. The YORK series of hydraulic cylinders provides an economical and interchangeable option completing your cylinder needs. These light to medium duty cylinders have common dimensions, bore-shaft combinations, mounting configurations and port sizing. Two of our most common configurations are our YORK Clevis and YORK Cross Tube cylinders. 

The YORK cylinders are high-quality welded cylinders utilizing a strong forged steel base. Designed for performance, these YORK cylinders have a heavy-duty piston and piston stem. The internally threaded gland reduces the cross section and is easily removed for maintenance.

Standard YORK cylinders are designed to off the shelf specs, but can be further customized to fit your equipment. They are a great starting point for your next engineering product!

Our YORK Cylinders are North American made, following industry standards, and can be turned around in 2-3 weeks. RAM follows rigorous quality standards that we apply to all of our cylinder lines.

You can trust in RAM’s experience and legacy quality.

Contact our team today!



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THUMBS UP - RAM Thumb Hydraulic Cylinders

posted by RAM Industries Inc.    |   July 21, 2020 08:00

RAM Thumb cylinders are high quality welded cylinders specifically designed for use on mini excavators, tracked excavators, wheeled excavators and backhoes for hydraulic thumb applications.

The Thumb Cylinder design offers many unique features to protect the cylinder and equipment when operating in rugged working conditions. The Thumb Cylinder’s construction was specifically designed to ensure a long working life, while simplifying any routine servicing requirements in the shop or on the job site. Standard features include:

 Steel guided transfer hose

 Oversized spherical bearing mounts

 Custom seal package that includes wear rings and high-pressure seals

 CAT style heavy duty nut

 Oversized piston stem

 Fixed cushions on both cylinder ends

➤ Bolt in gland with high tensile head bolts

Contact our RAM experts today to find out how we can make our Thumb cylinders work for your specific applications!



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Your Hydraulic Cylinder Partner

posted by RAM Industries Inc.    |   July 6, 2020 09:00

At RAM Industries, we know how important relationships are with business partnerships! We know hydraulic cylinders, and have the qualifications and expertise to help you design or develop innovative solutions for your specific applications. Our team establishes a close technical rapport with the experts in your organization. Together we can determine precise cylinder fit and function parameters important to your equipment.

RAM technical sales and engineering teams work carefully with OEM's to understand the operating conditions that may influence your hydraulic cylinder design. Detailed technical specifications and solid vendor partnerships are an important part of finding the right solution. Other services we provide in addition to the development of standard or custom cylinder solutions are:

  • Engineering and R&D Support
  • Prototyping Services
  • State of the Art Testing Capabilities
  • ISO 9001-2015 certification

Communication is key in understanding your needs, to build trust and confidence you receive the best value in our products.

Let’s start the conversation, contact our RAM experts today!


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Steering Cylinder Solutions

posted by RAM Industries Inc.    |   April 22, 2019 08:05


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 will 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 to lock the steering cylinder if a catastrophic failure occurs on the oil lines is available.
  • 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

posted by RAM Industries Inc.    |   April 22, 2019 08:00

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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