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RAM Cylinder Shaft Solutions

posted by RAM Industries Inc.    |   November 24, 2020 08:00

 

RAM provides expertise and guidance on a wide range of shaft materials available and best suited to your requirements to improve your cylinder and equipment performance.

Shaft selection is important to help maximize cylinder performance on your equipment. Key considerations include:

  • Operating environment
  • Cylinder exposure
  • Implication of a shaft failure
  • Shaft material cost

Two common shaft materials include:

 Hard Chrome Plated Shaft

  • A carbon steel-based material with an outer layer of chromium plate
  • Hard surface for longer wear of the shaft
  • Smooth travel surface for the seal which improves seal life
  • Variations include – induction hardened shaft, multi-layered plated shaft, and plated stainless-steel shaft

Nitrided Shaft

  • A chemical and heat process that diffuses nitrogen into the shaft material
  • The non-porous surface provides corrosion resistance for continuous exposure to the environment
  • Better suited for tension applications over high compression applications
  • Variations include – standard or polished nitrided shaft

 To learn more about other shaft materials for your cylinder solutions, contact the RAM team of experts today!

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