Hoist fitted with Direct Drive Cylinders
The Hoist Fitted with direct-drive hydraulic cylinder configuration is the preferred cylinder lifting system for commercial Clear floor
Hoists. The direct drive cylinder configuration has fewer moving parts than the chain-over-roller cylinder configuration. In this direct-
drive configuration, it is actually the cylinder attached to the carriage that moves up as the hollow piston rod exerts pressure on the base of the column.
The pressurized hydraulic fluid flows into the side of the cylinder rod (there is a metal cap on the end of the rod) and moves up through
the length of the hollow cylinder rod into the cylinder. The pressure of the hydraulic fluid (inside the cylinder) pushes against the top of
the piston rod and the cylinder travels up inside the column.