A hydraulic cylinder is a mechanical actuator used to provide unidirectional force through a unidirectional stroke. Hydraulic cylinders are found in almost every industry and so are available in a number of configurations. The two primary types of hydraulic cylinders are Tie-rod and Welded. Each of these cylinder types can possess unique applications because of their designs. Tie-rod cylinders are usually set up in light to medium duty applications and are generally designed to become repaired or re-packed if required. Welded cylinders are made for most applications and so are more technical in design but are usually more difficult to correct because of the welded design. Welded cylinders are usually a better Hyd Cylinder solution because of their compact design so when a more robust style is important in an application.