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Supplier Profile: Peninsular Cylinder, Co. | Superheroes of Cylinders

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe™ is full of superheroes with incredible powers and abilities. But even superheroes need the right tools and equipment to get the job done. Just like how Iron Man’s suit is equipped with hydraulic and pneumatic systems, Peninsular Cylinder Co.’s cylinders can provide the necessary power and precision for your machinery to perform at its best.

Although its foundation is in the automotive sector, Peninsular Cylinder Co.’s extensive capabilities have enabled its ability to cater to virtually every industry across the globe.  As a result, the Roseville, Michigan facility now manufactures a wide array of products extending to industries such as aerospace, food processing, material handling, robotics, and many others. Today, Peninsular remains a valued and trusted supplier to all industries providing top-notch service and world-class products.

Industrial Beginnings

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Peninsular Cylinder Co. was founded in Roseville, Michigan in 1948 with the intent to manufacture hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders to fit the requirements of Ford Motors, Chrysler, and General Motors assembly and powertrain plants throughout the U.S. and Canada. With continuous growth, Peninsular Cylinder Co. evolved into a well-respected name in the industry, specializing in the production and distribution of cylinders and a wide range of fluid power components. In 2012, the company was acquired by AVIS Industrial Corporation and became a subsidiary company. The company continues to meet the needs of diverse industries and is a leading provider of standard NFPA pneumatic and hydraulic cylinders

Peninsular Cylinder Co.’s robust engineering department and cylinder experts enable it to offer custom cylinder solutions tailored to meet its customers’ unique needs. Peninsular cylinders are engineered to elevate the performance of hydraulic systems, delivering reliable and efficient operation in the toughest of conditions.  In addition to manufacturing superior new cylinders, Peninsular is dedicated to upgrading, and replacing competitors’ cylinders in the event that they fail.

“Our company’s success is driven by a commitment to innovation and product design, as evidenced by the development of our award-winning booster that is the result of years of research,” said Peninsular Engineering Manager Henry (Bud) Haver.  “At our company, we adhere to the NFPA/JIC Tie Rod Cylinder Configuration standards. With our team of seasoned manufacturing, engineering, and customer service professionals, you can trust us to surpass your expectations.”

Award-Winning Company

Peninsular Cylinder Co. proudly won the title of “The Coolest Thing Made in Michigan” in 2019 beating out many well-established Michigan companies. An innovative solution to real-world testing, the award-winning custom booster cylinder facilitates a more efficient component design verification process. With the ability to handle 3700 PSI input and generate 11,000 PSI output, the cylinder enables high-cycle accelerated product testing. Additionally, the cylinder is equipped with electronically position-controlled features, including a linear position sensor and a servo control valve, both of which are integrated within the cylinder. This feature provides a comprehensive solution for conducting test parameters and recording results.

Hydraulic cylinders are an integral component in many industries and they undergo pressure testing to determine their reliability, capacity, and potential for leakage before being used.  Peninsular excels in this area, making the company stand out from the rest. Peninsular sets itself apart from other well-established companies in several ways including its excellence in engineering and fluid power, robust quality management team, state-of-the-art equipment, and competitive prices. Peninsular is also a proud member of the National Fluid Power Association.  With nearly 75 years of experience manufacturing cylinders, Peninsular remains a leader in their industry with world-class products and unparalleled customer service.

Superior Products | AutomationDirect Availability 

At AutomationDirect, customers can choose from a selection of top-of-the-line Peninsular hydraulic cylinders and accessories to suit their needs. These double-acting cylinders are manufactured in the USA using only the finest materials. Available in bore sizes from 1-1/2 to 4 inches and stroke lengths up to 24 inches, these cylinders are interchangeable with other popular brands of NFPA hydraulic cylinders, making them an easy replacement option for existing equipment.  Customers can also purchase mounting brackets and hardware separately to ensure a perfect fit, and the cylinders and accessories come with a one-year warranty. 

Innovative Future and a Dream Team

Peninsular Cylinder Co. continues to push the envelope when it comes to innovation, so its customers can rest easy knowing that its hydraulic cylinders are always ahead of the curve. The company is constantly pursuing the latest technology allowing customers to run operations with optimal efficiency and success. The company website is now equipped with a full product directory search feature giving customers access to information including standard hydraulic and pneumatic models, sizing and dimensional charts, accessories, and more. The purpose of this feature is to create a platform where customers can configure exactly what they need while showcasing the company’s comprehensive range of products.

In addition to user-friendly technology, Peninsular Cylinder Co. employs a dedicated team of professionals who contribute to the design, manufacturing, sales, and customer service aspects of the company. “Our company’s highly experienced engineers work directly with customers to design cylinders that meet their needs. Along with our knowledgeable technical staff, we pride ourselves on a fantastic management team and excellent customer service department,” says Haver. “Our inside sales staff is always available to answer questions and get customers the help they need.”

Peninsular Cylinder Co.’s commitment to fair pricing, combined with its ability to deliver superior products, contributes to its competitiveness and its customer-centric approach guarantees a seamless and satisfactory experience. The company’s continued pursuit of excellence and ongoing investment in research and development ensures Peninsular Cylinder Co. a prominent position within the hydraulic industry for years to come.

Link to video: an animated IREX our cylinders are used in for movement at Universal Studios (CA).