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. Both primary types of hydraulic cylinders are Tie-rod and Welded. Each of these cylinder types can have unique applications due to their designs. Tie-rod cylinders are usually set up in light to medium duty applications and are generally designed to become repaired or re-loaded if required. Welded cylinders are designed for most applications and so are more technical in style but are usually more difficult to correct due to the welded style. Welded cylinders are typically a better solution because of their compact design so when a more robust design is important in an application.