A cylinder is the main part of an engine in which the piston travels. The piston inside the cylinder should be covered with a metal component to protect itself. This metal component inside the cylinder part is known as Cylinder Sleeve. Generally, a cylinder sleeve is a part used inside the cylinder to protect the moving piston from any kind of wearing down or tearing down of the motor.
The inner surface of cylinder sleeves are well-lubricated and thus provides a smooth and sliding surface to the piston. The Cylinder Sleeves Manufacturers make all sort of cylinder sleeves having different properties for different requirements. The cylinder sleeves are manufactured in different sizes depending on the size of the piston or engine. Which further depends on the type and size of the automobile.
For example, the size and physical property of cylinder sleeves used in Mercedez Benz Car and Toyota Innova are different. The Cylinder Sleeves Manufacturers have to look after all these things and manufacture the cylinder sleeves of right specifications.
The Cylinder sleeves manufacturers make the cylinder sleeves in seven sequential processes and they are:
- Induction Melting
- Centrifugal casting
- Fine Boring
- Outer diameter Turning
- Plauto Honning
Induction melting: The Induction Melting is the very first and primary step of manufacturing a cylinder sleeve. Here, the metal pieces are melt in such a way that the required chemical and physical properties are maintained and rest of the impurities like gases and moisture are removed.
The molten metal is poured in a cylindrical or centrifugal cavity to get the required structure. The cavity is made in such a way that the molten metal takes the form of a cylinder sleeve. This process in the manufacturing of cylinder sleeve is very important as it gives the structure to the product.
The fine boring process is used to give a fine look to the cylinder sleeves by removing the extra part and by polishing the inner and outer surfaces.
Outer Diameter Turning:
This process is done through the CNC turning machines to achieve high accuracy of the required diameter of the outer surface.
This process is used to give a finish to the surface of the product and it maintains the required physical parameters like its dimensions, size, and surface.
The honing process is done to maintain the inner hex diameter.
This is how the Cylinder Sleeve manufacturers perform all these steps to make a good quality cylinder sleeve.