The hydraulic cylinders are known for the great power delivered to them. The enormous power that can be obtained with the help of hydraulic cylinders has made them integral parts of all kinds of heavy equipment and heavy vehicles such as bulldozers, forklifts, excavators, etc.
Unlike the olden days when the hydraulic cylinder was only used in applications like heavy equipment and manufacturing industries, today, they have found their place in conventional domestic applications such as regular automotive parts, door stoppers, elevators, etc. In fact, the implementation of the concept of hydraulic cylinder in domestic applications has added great convenience and safety to our lives. When it comes to applications of these cylinders in domestic applications, conventional car parts are the best examples.
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Hydraulic Brakes For Extra Safety
The hydraulic brakes present in conventional cars are excellent examples of the application of hydraulic cylinders for domestic purposes. The hydraulic brakes work on the principle of the piston-driven hydraulic cylinder. The main advantage of hydraulic brakes is that they multiply the force applied to the brake pedal which results in very efficient braking.
Though there are some critics which claim that hydraulic brakes have the risk of oil leaks, modern technologies have found a solution to eliminating the problem. Instead of using one piston-driven slave cylinder, today’s modern cars make use of two slave cylinders. As a result, even if one of the hydraulic cylinders that control the brake fails, the other one will work. The ensures double safety in modern cars.