New Pre-Machined Chrome Rod Program

Clearwater, FL - Hercules Sealing Products is pleased to introduce a new pre-machined Chrome Rod Program to assist industrial and heavy equipment repair facilities with their cylinder repair needs. These pre-machined rods offer one end machined to fit standard Hercules pistons. The other end is blank for custom modification by the customer. Chrome rods are available in sizes starting at 12" nominal stroke (24" OAL) up to 60" nominal stroke (72" OAL). Features include: 1045 Steel Bar, 75,000 PSI minimum yield strength, a turned shaft diameter, which also is ground, polished, induction hardened and chrome plated. Other features include: Surface hardness of induction hardened to Rc 50 minimum, a case depth of 0.050" minimum per SAE J423, a plate thickness of 0.001" minimum hard chrome-plated, a chrome plate hardness of Rc 68-72, a surface finish of 12 RMS maximum, and packaging of individually cardboard tube wrapped, inside hard plastic tubing. This product has been salt spray tested, resulting in a 48 hours minimum per ASTM B117. The Chrome rods are machined on one end to accommodate standard Hercules pistons. Piston styles include: IT, ITW, TH, and TM. One end is square cut to be modified, per application, by customer.

To view this list of features, along with product selections and a quick reference chart for effective strokes of machined chrome rods and selection chart for piston, heads and seal kits to accommodate machined chrome rods, please visit the Hercules website at All products for the pre-machined Chrome Rod Program can also be ordered directly through the Hercules website or by calling your regional sales staff at 1-866-625-0604.

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