Position Sensing SMART Cylinders

High Tech Equipment

Get Ready for Unprecedented Levels of Performance

SMART cylinders are specifically designed for direct stroke measurement. By integrating a linear sensor into a cylinder, electronic feedback is provided indicating its stroke position and velocity. This data is used in many ways to increase equipment productivity and safety while reducing maintenance and downtime.

  • Advanced suspension systems to reduce vibration and improve operator comfort
  • Automatic steering controlled by GPS to ensure straight travel and ideal overlap
  • Cultivator depth control capable of handling a rugged environment
  • Auto-levelling tools and Return to position features
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SMART Cylinders: Position Sensing Benefits

SMART cylinders are specifically designed for direct stroke measurement. By integrating a linear sensor into a cylinder, electronic feedback is provided indicating its stroke position and velocity. This data is used in many ways to increase equipment productivity and safety while reducing maintenance and downtime.

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Repeatability

Recurring operations can be programmed with high precision accuracy and repeatability to the sub-millimeter resulting in improved performance and reduced operator fatigue

Lockout/Safety

A system can be programmed to lockout a particular function. Common examples include limiting speed and preventing equipment mobility while outriggers are extended

Dynamic self-adjusting

A system can feed multiple inputs into a control mechanism and have a cylinder sensor react according to those inputs. A common example is a GPS signal used to augment steering. Pressure, speed and velocity can dynamically enable cylinder cushioning

Remote adjustability

The settings of a position sensing enabled cylinder can be adjusted and fine-tuned on the fly, and even remotely

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Designed and Manufactured to your Requirements

RHK’s sales and engineering team has extensive experience designing cylinders from a set of specifications or even a conceptual idea. Let us engineer a design to your specific application.

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Application Specific Design and Engineering

RHK is a leader in custom manufacturing of all types of hydraulic cylinders. We manufacture single or multi-stage cylinders, single or double acting. All products are engineered to meet safety, material strength, and load capacity guidelines. Additionally, all manufacturing processes are done in-house.

Our engineering and applications team will work closely with you, the customer to understand your specifications, requirements and applications. RHK will create designs, manufacture, inspect and deliver within the timeframe which ensures consistent high-quality cylinders to the marketplace. All cylinders are designed, built and tested as per API standards and follow ISO 9001:2015 standards.

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Valve Integration

Up the Safety Factor

Counterbalance valves provide increased stability and performance in load-holding applications. By integrating valves directly into a cylinder, the risk of external leakage and hose failure is eliminated.

Options Include:

  • Counterbalance valves, Pilot controlled check valves, speed control valves
  • Mid barrel mount, Endcap mount, Rod eye mount

Mounting Connections

Here is a list of typical mounting connections. For custom mounting options, get in touch!

Hydraulic Cylinder Custom Mounting Connection Cross Tube Eye

Cross Tube

Hydraulic Cylinder Custom Mounting Connection Round flange

Flange – Round

Hydraulic Cylinder Custom Mounting Connection Welded Clevis

Clevis

Hydraulic Cylinder Custom Mounting Connection Square Flange

Flange – Square

Hydraulic Cylinder Custom Mounting Connection Threaded Clevis

Clevis – Threaded

Hydraulic Cylinder Custom Mounting Connection Drill hole through

Hole Thru

Hydraulic Cylinder Custom Mounting Connection Single Lug

Lug

Hydraulic Cylinder Custom Mounting Connection Male Threaded

Threaded – Male

Hydraulic Cylinder Custom Mounting Connection Lug with Spherical Plane Bearing

Lug w/Spherical

Plane Bearing

Hydraulic Cylinder Custom Mounting Connection Female Threaded

Threaded – Female

Hydraulic Cylinder Custom Mounting Connection Trunnion

Trunnion

Hydraulic Cylinder Custom Mounting Connection Radius

Radius

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Since 1990, RHK has been manufacturing hydraulic cylinders for a wide range of industries. Our Sales and Engineering team has extensive experience and is standing by to develop a custom solution for your application.