Chrome rods are commonly used in hydraulic applications because of their high strength and resistance to corrosion. In hydraulic systems, a piston is typically connected to a rod, which extends through a cylinder and is used to transmit force. The rod must be strong enough to withstand the forces and stresses placed upon it during operation.
Chrome rods are typically made from a type of steel that has been plated with a layer of chromium. This plating process makes the rod extremely hard and resistant to corrosion, which helps to extend its lifespan and ensure smooth operation of the hydraulic system.
The hardness of the chrome plating also helps to prevent damage to the rod from contaminants in the hydraulic fluid, such as dirt or debris. This is important because even small amounts of damage to the rod can result in leaks, which can cause the hydraulic system to fail.
Overall, the use of chrome rods in hydraulic systems helps to ensure reliable and long-lasting operation, making them a popular choice for many applications.
TLR Hydraulics maintains an extremely large stock of chrome rods, which means we are prepared to fabricate or repair hydraulic systems faster and more cost effectively.