What are Hydraulic Jacks?

February 3, 2020by absadmin0

Many industries like infrastructure, construction, shipping, oil and gas require lifting equipment during maintenance and installation jobs. Such heavy equipment require immense power to be lifted which can only delivered by hydraulic tools. In comparison to a normal jack that can commonly be seen used in automobile garages and vehicles, a hydraulic jack is powered by oil (hydraulics) that lifts heavy equipment with minimal labor effort. In this article, we will define the hydraulic jack, with the working, and the role it plays in industries.

Generally, everyone thinks of jacks as a tool that helps replace a punctured tyre. However, jacks serve more than one single purpose. The possibilities of using hydraulic jacks are endless as they are involved in every industry that require heavy material lifting like logistics, heavy machinery, automobile garages to name a few. As we all know that infrastructure and construction require a lot of building material and heavy machinery used to transport materials to install projects, jacks are used to move these building material easily to reduce job time and labor involved.

How do hydraulic jacks work?

Hydraulic jacks work on Pascal’s principal, i.e. on the concept of fluid mechanics. Explaining it in technical terms, there are two cylinders (one large and small) connected by an incompressible fluid. The connecting fluid transfers the pressure applied from one cylinder to the other. As, pressure is equal to force per unit area, the larger cylinder will experience a force multiplication effect. This means that even with the same pressure applied, the force produced by the large cylinder will be more due to the area of the cylinder.
Hydraulic jacks move oil through two cylinders with the help of pump plungers. The pump chamber draws oil by opening the plunger which opens the internal suction valve ball. The pressure is built within the cylinder when the plunger pushes forward due to which the oil moves through an external discharge check valve into the cylinder chamber, followed by the suction valve closing.

What do HiSTRONG hydraulic jacks offer?

Specialized in providing hydraulic tools like jacks and pumps, HiSTRONG offers a wide range of bottle jacks with pumps powered by hand and electrically. Following are some of the features HiSTRONG offers:

  • Customizable to offer a wide range

    Based on client’s requirement, HiSTRONG offers a wide selection of cylinder design, capacity, and stroke to match their requirement.

  • Built for industrial use

    To meet all safety and quality standards, HiSTRONG jacks include robust components like stop rings, plated pistons, and steel/ aluminum body to offer trouble free operation with a long life cycle.

  • Spring return

    Heavy duty with steel plated spring provides fast and completed retraction after cycle, and retain the tension longer. The long lasting spring contributes substantially to the cylinder’s life.

  • Versatile fixtures

    Threaded collars and internal plunger threads with stand full loading for maximum flexibility in fixturing.

  • Piston Blow-Out Protection

    All HiSTRONG cylinder have a positive stop to avoid over stroking of the piston. This feature adds strength and safety to the HiSTRONG cylinder.

  • Contamination protection

    During retraction, the rod wiper cleans the rod surface protecting the inner cylinder from dirt, moisture, and other contaminants that reduces the strength of the piston stroke.

  • Protection from the outside

    With majority of the HiSTRONG cylinders having black nitride finish, all aluminum cylinders have hard anodized finish, these coating protect the jacks against moisture and other contaminations.

  • International standards compliance

    As a customer-centric brand, all HiSTRONG cylinders fully comply with ANSI/ASME 830.1 to offer customer assurance.Understanding the importance of Hydraulic jacks in multiple industries, HiSTRONG delivers quality, safe, and robust hydraulic jacks which can reduce job time. Visit us next time to know more about hydraulic tools like jacks.




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