Industrial Fabrication

When it comes to Industrial services, we have a wide variety to offer. MLM Lifts and Manufacturing is the leading producer of both high capacity, large diameter single-acting hydraulic cylinders and custom fabricated steel products for various industries. Whether you and your business equipment need specialty fabrication, custom hydraulic cylinders or lifts to improve productivity, you can count on MLM. Our specialty industrial fabrication center uniquely solves many companies’ problem at hand by creating a custom part or machine specific to their needs. We at MLM offer quick turnarounds from first inquiry to a delivered product and utilize each moment in product development, fabrication, and quality assurance.

MLM Lifts and Manufacturing encourages calls from industrial companies looking to find a solution to special needs that may arise at any time. When you need a company that will listen to your needs and respond with a solution, MLM is the company you can reliably turn to first. MLM wants to be your custom solutions supplier and your everyday partner for our growing line of innovative products.

Custom Cylinder Fabrication

Our custom cylinders are available in many stroke lengths and four different diameters to suit your capacity or force requirements. Every item is precisely manufactured from Grade B pipes specially pressure-rated as ASTM A-53.

All specialty cylinders products we manufacture through our industrial fabrication center start the same way. Each cylinder plunger or rod begins with a turning and polishing to a 16 to 32 RMS finish for optimal function and sealing performance. To guarantee a leak-free performance, we then weld the casings or barrels together with thick end-head plates and special welding wire. Next, the components are produced and assembled as a final product and pressure rated for additional quality checking. Finally, each cylinder is then 100% hydraulically tested for smooth operation and proper performance before shipping to ensure the most quality-driven product.

Custom application options for single-acting hydraulic cylinders include:

All of our MLM cylinders can be purchased with a choice between fiberglass coating or one of five standard color finishes including a clear primer.

Custom Steel Fabrication

Through MLM’s custom steel center of industrial fabrication, we can develop that unique hydraulic, mold, lift, or equipment attachment your equipment needs to get the industrial project up and running again. Our services can cater to multiple order types such as ones and twos, short runs, medium runs, and repeat jobs. From custom removable oven projects to a #5 slitter lowerator or even an air-powered rolling jack, no specialty fabrication project is beyond the capabilities of MLM Lifts and Manufacturing.


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155 Harvestore Drive • DeKalb, IL 60115