Single Acting Hydraulic Cylinder Manufacturers

Single-Acting Hydraulic Cylinders are a versatile and essential component in various hydraulic systems. While they share common features, such as a single hydraulic port and the ability to exert force in one direction, they come in different types to suit specific applications.

Plunger cylinders are a subtype of SAHCs designed for applications where a pulling force is not required. These cylinders are ideal for vertical lifting or pushing actions. Ram cylinders are similar to plunger cylinders but are designed to handle both pushing and pulling forces. Telescopic SAHCs consist of a series of nested tubes that extend out sequentially. This design allows for a longer stroke length while maintaining a compact retracted length. Hollow Rod Cylinders feature a hollow rod that allows for both pushing and pulling forces through the rod.

Topa also offers other different single-acting hydraulic cylinders, contact us for more information!

This cylinder is specifically designed for vertical lifting, providing smooth and reliable operation in elevator systems.

Rice transplanter single acting cylinder facilitates precise and efficient planting of rice seedlings.

This welded cylinder offers powerful performance and durability, it is ideal for lifting heavy loads in automotive repair and construction.

Specifically designed for industrial pressing applications, these cylinders deliver high force output with excellent reliability.

Single acting snow plow cylinder is used in snow plows for efficient snow removal.

Tie rod single acting cylinders are used in various industrial applications requiring high strength and durability.

Single acting tractor lift cylinder provides the lifting force needed for tractor attachments like plows and mowers.

Single Acting Hydraulic Cylinder

A Single-Acting Hydraulic Cylinder is typically a cylindrical tube made of high-strength steel or aluminum. One end of the cylinder is sealed, while the other end features a rod that extends outward. The rod is often chrome-plated to offer resistance against corrosion and wear. The design is intentionally robust and sleek, ensuring that the cylinder can withstand harsh conditions while maintaining its longevity.


The internal structure of an SAHC is relatively straightforward. It consists of a cylinder barrel, a piston, and a piston rod. The cylinder is filled with hydraulic fluid, and the piston is snugly fitted inside this barrel. Unlike its double-acting counterpart, a Single-Acting Hydraulic Cylinder has only one hydraulic port. This simplifies the design and minimizes the risk of hydraulic fluid leakage.

The SAHC is designed to produce linear motion. When hydraulic fluid is pumped into the cylinder through the single port, the piston is forced to move. This, in turn, causes the rod to extend outward. The rod’s extension can be harnessed to lift, push, or pull objects. Once the task is completed, the rod retracts either through gravity or an external force, as there is no hydraulic mechanism to pull it back into the cylinder.

SAHCs are available in a wide range of sizes to suit various applications. The bore size can range from as small as 1 inch for compact applications to over 24 inches for heavy-duty industrial tasks. The stroke length can also vary, offering flexibility in how far the rod can extend or retract. This makes SAHCs adaptable to both small-scale and large-scale operations.


Simplicity: The SAHC’s design is straightforward, making it easier to install, operate, and maintain.

Cost-Effectiveness: The fewer components and single hydraulic port reduce both the initial investment and ongoing maintenance costs.

High Force Output: Despite their simplicity, SAHCs can generate a significant amount of force, making them suitable for heavy-duty applications.

Reliability: With fewer moving parts, SAHCs have fewer points of failure, enhancing their reliability and lifespan.


Construction: They are commonly found in heavy machinery like bulldozers, excavators, and cranes.

Manufacturing: In assembly lines, SAHCs are used for lifting, moving, and positioning parts.

Automotive: Repair shops utilize them for lifting vehicles during maintenance.

Agriculture: SAHCs are integrated into tractors, plows, and other farming equipment for various tasks.

Material Handling: In warehouses, they are used in forklifts and pallet jacks.

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At Topa, we take pride in our meticulous manufacturing process for Single-Acting Hydraulic Cylinders. The journey begins with the selection of high-quality materials. Our skilled professionals then cut and shape these materials into the cylinder barrel, piston, and piston rod, ensuring each component meets precise specifications. Advanced machinery is employed for tasks like welding and honing, guaranteeing structural integrity and smooth internal surfaces for optimal hydraulic fluid flow.

Once the individual components are ready, they undergo rigorous quality checks before assembly. The assembly process itself is a blend of automated and manual operations, ensuring both speed and accuracy. The piston is fitted into the cylinder barrel, and the piston rod is securely attached. Hydraulic seals are then installed to prevent fluid leakage. After assembly, each Cylinder is subjected to a series of tests, including pressure tests and functionality checks, to ensure they meet our high standards of quality and performance. 

Why Choose Topa?

At Topa, our Single-Acting Hydraulic Cylinders are manufactured using high-strength materials and undergo rigorous testing to ensure they meet the highest industry standards. Our quality assurance process guarantees that each cylinder you receive is reliable, durable, and efficient.

Competitive Pricing
Being a direct factory, we offer competitive pricing without compromising on quality. Our efficient manufacturing processes and bulk production capabilities allow us to pass on cost savings to you, making our products highly cost-effective.

One-Stop Service
We offer a one-stop service for all your hydraulic needs. From product selection to after-sales support, our team is here to assist you every step of the way. This saves you time and effort in dealing with multiple vendors, making your life easier.

Tailored Solutions
We understand that each client has unique needs and challenges. That’s why we offer customized solutions to meet your specific requirements, whether it’s a particular size, material, or functionality you need in a Single-Acting Hydraulic Cylinder.

Choosing Topa means choosing a partner committed to providing you with high-quality, efficient, and reliable hydraulic solutions. Feel free to reach out to us for any inquiries or assistance you may require.

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