Custom Stainless Steel Hydraulic Cylinder for Drug Companies
Hydraulic cylinders are used in multiple industries for a myriad of applications. Their durability, simplicity, and power make them ideal for moving, positioning, pulling, lifting, and lowering heavy loads. Excavators, man-lifts, dump trucks, cranes, construction vehicles, and marine equipment require the power of hydraulic cylinders to properly function in their respective industries.
Hydraulic cylinders are chosen based on application-specific necessities. Pressure and space requirements, along with working environment must be considered. For example, the same hydraulic cylinder utilized in a caustic or filthy environment cannot be applied in the production of pharmaceuticals. Hydraulic cylinders are a significant tool for drug companies in the production of pharmaceuticals; thus, they must meet a variety of crucial specifications.
Drug companies batching large amounts of ingredients require hydraulic cylinders to aid in production. However, to prevent product contamination, cylinders in pharmaceutical applications must be kept sterile. A sterile area is “an enclosed room with a flawless control over particulate contamination… specifically, the areas have a controlled contamination level.” Thus, the equipment utilized therein must be held to a similar standard. Pharmaceutical environments require sterilized equipment, free of bacterial buildup or the possibility of cross-contamination.
How are hydraulic cylinders built to adhere to these requirements?
Pharmaceutical-Grade Hydraulic Cylinders
In sterile environments where metallic-based equipment is used, stainless steel materials are required. Stainless steel cylinders are fine polished to a #4, or satin, finish. A satin finish is noticeable from the fine, uniform grit lines across the stainless steel, typically accomplished through the use of 150 to 220 grit abrasive. The #4 polished finish removes surface defects, such as pits and scratches – both potential homes for bacterial growth.
High-quality hydraulic cylinders, precision-manufactured by MLM Lifts & Manufacturing, are created with ASTM A-53 Grade B pipe for optimal quality. MLM cylinders can also be purchased with a choice of fiberglass coating or in five standard (yellow, red, blue, black, primer) or custom finish colors. For optimal sealing performance, every cylinder plunger/rod is turned and polished. Once the production process is complete, the cylinder is 100% hydraulically before putting it to professional use. Important in every industry, attention to detail is especially crucial for pharmaceutical applications.
MLM cylinders are manufactured DUSL-style or SUSL-style, both proven in quality and resilience. DUSL-style cylinders feature replaceable glass-filled wear rings, providing outstanding load-bearing capabilities. Furthermore, DUSL-style cylinders are ozone and abrasion-resistant, with long life expectancy. SUSL-style cylinders are fashioned from cast-iron upper bearing housing. This housing is easy to replace and proven to last for decades.
MLM Lifts & Manufacturing
MLM Lifts & Manufacturing an expert in crafting specialty and custom items for exact applications. We craft stainless steel hydraulic cylinders for pharmaceutical-grade requirements with an emphasis on extraordinary quality and quick turnaround. As an SVI International, Inc subsidiary, our custom solutions can be ordered from any of three SVI warehouses across the country. To get in contact with our professional, responsive team, reach out to SVI today at (800) 321-8175 or via our online contact form!