A hydraulic cylinder is a mechanical actuator used to supply unidirectional force through a unidirectional stroke. Hydraulic cylinders are found in almost every sector and are available in a variety of configurations. The two primary types of hydraulic cylinders are Tie-rod and Welded. Each one of these cylinder types can have unique applications due to their designs. Tie-rod cylinders are often set up in light to medium duty applications and tend to be designed to be repaired or re-loaded if required. Welded cylinders are created for most applications and so are more technical in style but are usually more difficult to repair due to the welded design. Welded cylinders are usually a better solution due to their compact design and when a more robust design is important within an application.