The piston rod is a critical component of every hydraulic or pneumatic cylinder. The piston rod typically is a precision machined length of hard chrome plated cold finished steel bar which transmits the force created by the piston to the machine component doing the work. Although a vital part of the hydraulic cylinder, the rod is often taken for granted — until a problem arises.

Chrome Plating a Rod produces the most reliable surface possible as tested in a number of different envirnments. Piston Rod Chrome Plating will practically eliminate the worries of rust damage. Hours of salt spray testing without failure, which is the accepted benchmark for corrosion resistance, has increased almost exponentially. Twenty-four hours was the norm in the 1980s. .