# Hydraulic cylinder force calculator

The cylinder force F is dependent on the operating pressure p and the effective area A.

F = p×A

## The force produced on the opposite of rod side

The calculated equation:

F = p×πD2/4
 Pressure p: Units Pa Pascal kPa KiloPascal MPa MegaPascal Bar Bar psi Pound-force per square inch at Technical atmosphere Piston diameter D: Units mm Millimetre cm Centimeter dm Decimeter m Meter km Kilometer in Inch

## The force produced on the rod side

Equation for calculating the force of the double action hydraulic cylinder in the reverse motion:

F = p×π(D2-d2)/4
 Pressure p: Units Pa Pascal kPa KiloPascal MPa MegaPascal Bar Bar psi Pound-force per square inch at Technical atmosphere Piston diameter D: Rod diameter d: Units mm Millimetre cm Centimeter dm Decimeter m Meter km Kilometer in Inch

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