Fluid Power Toolbox

A collection of useful formulas and calculators for the fluid power industry.

Hydraulic Cylinder Calculators

Cylinder Push Force (LB-F)

Force of the cylinder pushing on an object, also known as the single acting force.

Formula: Pressure (PSI) x Cylinder Rod Area (( π x (cylinder diameter)^2)/4)

Cylinder Pull Force (LB-F)

Force of the cylinder pulling on an object, also known as the double acting force which takes account for the rod area.

Formula: Pressure (PSI) x Cylinder Rod Area ( π x (cylinder bore^2 – cylinder rod dia^2)/4)