Mounting types for hydraulic cylinders

The mounting of the cylinder on the equipment is a very important factor.    

The mounting can arranged to support the cylinder along the line of force e.g flange mounting - this providing a rigid mounting. 

The cylinder can also be mounted outside the line of force e.g foot mounting .  In this case the strength of the mounting should be sufficient to cater for the imposed moment.   

The mounting may be along the line of force allowing angular movement e.g trunnion of clevis mounting.     This type of mounting is best when the force moves in an arc.
A selection of different mounting options is shown in outline below.