• Custom Machining and Equipment Repair for over 50 Years

Overview

Kiefer Tool & Mold is a manufacturer of custom made industrial hydraulic and pneumatic/air cylinders used in construction equipment, manufacturing machinery and civil engineering. We specialize in machining fluid power components like hydraulic cylinders (linear actuators) and any supporting item with the cylinder for manufacturing companies across the United States. In addition to machining custom cylinders we also provide services to repair, refurbish, recondition, rebuild, or retrofit an existing cylinder. Our facility is capable of providing a complete service of the cylinders including; welding, assembling and testing of every manufactured or repaired cylinder. To learn about the equipment used to manufacture heavy or large custom hydraulic cylinders, click here.

Our company provides both complete cylinders and cylinder components, and cylinder accessories. Cylinder components include: piston head and rod assemblies, gland head assemblies, cylinder head caps, mounting components, rod eyes/ clevises, eye brackets and clevises, butt plates, pivot pins and alignment couplers. We also provide services to weld repairs, resurface cylinder bores and piston rods and bore honing.

Hydraulic cylinders ordered by our customers are machined and built to their individual specifications and requirements. All products are machined and inspected to meet OEM requirements and prepared for immediate installation upon completion.

Types of cylinders that we manufacture or service include the following;

  • standard cylinders
  • single (plunger cylinders) and double acting cylinders,
  • tie-rod cylinders
  • welded/threaded cylinders (bolted-head cylinders)
  • telescopic/multi-stage cylinders
  • top-link cylinders
  • loader cylinders
  • side-mounted cylinders
  • piggyback cylinders
  • construction grade cylinders
  • differential cylinders
  • position sensing cylinders

SERVICE DETAILS

The following are a few services we provide in the manufacturing, reconditioning, repair & retro fitting of cylinders.

Both newly manufactured and repaired, we have the capabilities to machine cylinder tubes, piston & rod assemblies, gland and guide bushing assemblies of many sizes and pressure requirements. All items are assembled and tested in house prior to shipping and can either be replicated from an existing component (with completed inspection & drawing) or from a provided drawing.

Services provided for repairing or reconditioning cylinders and any component of the cylinder include the following. Weld repair and weld build up of damaged surfaces, bore honing of cylinder body, resurfacing of cylinder bore, piston head, and piston rod, replacement gland ring and components.

Cylinder components we manufacture include: piston head and rod assemblies, gland head assemblies, cylinder head caps, guide bushings, mounting components, rod eyes/ clevises, eye brackets and clevises, butt plates, pivot pins, and alignment couplers