Here at Callcott & Downey, we’ve always been interested in using innovative techniques to improve our products. For many years, we have re-engineered and manufactured hydraulic cylinders, to extend their service life and to protect them from the tough Australian environment. Recently, we decided to take damage prevention a step further, by finding a way to protect the cylinder externally.
When a cylinder is in an extended position, the rod is fully exposed and vulnerable to damage. The smallest bit of damage to the cylinder rod could be the source of a costly repair. Therefore, we sought out to find a way to reduce this vulnerability, extending the service life of the cylinder and reducing our customers’ costs.
Introducing…our Custom Bellows! Now available with zips for ease of installation.
Bellows are essentially “hydraulic ram covers” and can be fitted directly to the cylinder with no need for the cylinder to be removed from its application. Customers with machines that were suffering from rock damage are reporting cylinders to be lasting up to twice as long when using Bellows.
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