You'll know a system's hydraulic cylinder needs to be rebuilt if it keeps breaking down on a regular basis. Performing this restoration can bring back optimal performance, but only if you take the following precautions.

Be Objective When Assessing Problems

Perhaps you're completing a rebuild on a hydraulic cylinder because it's giving you regular issues. You want to assess them in an objective manner because then you can figure out exactly what restorations to complete to ultimately give this cylinder better performance that you can actually depend on.

Take a complete look at your hydraulic cylinder and make a note of major complications you've noticed recently. It might be leaking hoses, excessive wear on the seals, or the cylinder not being able to keep a consistent pressure range. Write down each of these problems so that you know what to focus on during a hydraulic cylinder rebuild.

Consider Sandblasting For a Thorough Surface Treatment

If you have pretty old hydraulic cylinders that are giving you trouble, then you may have wear and corrosion starting to take into effect. Rather than leaving sections in this condition, you need to treat them and you can effectively via sandblasting efforts.

It will use pressurized air to blow fine particles on the surfaces of your hydraulic cylinder that you're looking to treat. These particles will strip away worn sections and leave behind a nice and even surface that ultimately helps various parts of your hydraulic cylinder hold up much better over the years. After this sandblasting, you can put protective coats on the cylinder to give it even more durability.

Hire a Designer if Choosing Custom Replacement Parts

After using a hydraulic cylinder for a number of years, there may be things you want to change about its performance. You can do this when you get custom replacement parts for a hydraulic cylinder rebuild. Just make sure you work with a designer when focusing on these types of replacement parts in particular.

An experienced designer can help refine major specs, ensuring the custom parts will fit and work perfectly for your specific hydraulic cylinder. They can also design custom parts for specific environments that your cylinders are exposed to in order to avoid premature weathering. 

If you have a lot of problems with a hydraulic cylinder, it may be time to rebuild it. As long as you focus on the right areas and do things that really enhance performance, you can make the most out of this restorative process.

For more information, contact a hydraulic cylinder rebuild service provider in your area.