A hydraulic cylinder is a mechanical actuator used to provide unidirectional force through a unidirectional stroke. Hydraulic cylinders are found in almost every sector and so are available in a variety of configurations. The two primary types of hydraulic cylinders are Tie-rod and Welded. Each one of these cylinder types can have unique applications because of their designs. Tie-rod cylinders are often set up in light to medium duty applications and are generally designed to become repaired or re-loaded if required. Welded cylinders are made for most applications and are more technical in style but are generally more difficult to correct because of the welded design. Welded cylinders are typically a better solution due to their compact design and when a more double acting hydraulic cylinderrobust design is important in an application.