Single-acting cylinders (Enerpac, Holmatro, Rehobot ) – The most universal hydraulic cylinders with spring or gravity return, lock nut cylinders, telescopic cylinders, hollow plunger cylinders, short stroke cylinders and construction cylinders. The capacities of single-acting cylinders strongly vary, from 5 to 100 ton for the most common cylinders up to 1000 ton for the heavy-duty lifting cylinders. Single-acting cylinders are used for many building and industrial applications, for maintenance and manufacturing.
Double-acting cylinders (Enerpac, Holmatro, Rehobot) – The most important difference between a single- and double-acting cylinder is the larger capacity (50 to 1000 ton) and length of stroke and the fact that double-acting cylinders can both push and pull. The piston of double-acting cylinders returns to its original positions by means of a hydraulic or air return. The industrial applications are similar to those of single-acting cylinders.