Honingcraft solutions integrates products and services that reduce turnaround times without compromising on quality.


You will receive the size of tube you require which is cut to the length you specify. Weld your ports, end-cap and flange on and send it back to us for a final hone to adjust the inside diameter for warping during the welding process. We will deliver the completed barrel to you for assembly and testing.


Honingcraft manufactures complete hydraulic cylinder barrels and rods to OEM spec. Once you’ve stripped and assessed the damage to a cylinder, determine which part needs to be remanufactured and request a quote. You will cut out the hassle and cost of running components back and forth. This is a great option for our customers who are far away.



Hydraulic cylinder rods and barrels endure conditions of extreme pressure. To make them resistant to the extreme conditions under which they operate, cylinder rods are hard-chromed to make them resistant to the wear that would usually destroy the base material. The smooth surface protects the rod wipers and seals, extending the effective life of the cylinder component that is most exposed to the elements. The combination of experienced re-conditioners and high quality machines, ensure that our clients receive the best reconditioned cylinder rods and barrels at an affordable price.


Diesel engines used in railroad locomotives and for ships engines contain liners inside their cylinders. The intricate design of these liners results in a high replacement cost making it more cost effective to recondition the liner, than substituting it with a new one. By reconditioning ship and locomotive engine liners, the productive lifespan can easily be doubled. Honingcraft Moser operates plant and machinery built specifically for this purpose, which guarantees a perfect finish for each of the liners our clients send. Increase your profitably by extending the life of your liners with our reconditioning services.


Rock drills are some of the hardest working machines in mining due to their continuous operation under extreme condition. At Honingcraft Moser, we recondition rock drill, doubling their lifespan and reducing the risk of machine failure underground. Honingcraft Moser has been reconditioning rock drill cylinders since rock drilling started in South African mines. We are industry leaders in life extension technology. Our operators and machinery ensure that our service is unequalled in effectiveness and reliability.

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Honingcraft supplies all free cutting steel materials used in the manufacture of hydraulic cylinders. We supply cold drawn, seamless tubing, chrome bars and rods, cast-iron and semi finished products like cylinder barrels and rods.


Honingcraft is one of the largest hydraulic cylinder honed tube suppliers in South Africa. We stock cold-drawn seamless hydraulic steel tubes sourced from the best suppliers locally and internationally. Our tubing is available in honed or unhoned variations, in popular metric and imperial sizes from 2 to 8 inches and 40 to 270 mm. If you cannot find a standard size to suit your needs, Honingcraft’s boring department can machine any custom tube to your specifications. When ordering hone-after-weld, you can order a piece of tubing cut to length, weld your ports and end-cap on and send it back to us for a final hone to adjust for warping during the welding process.


Honingcraft sources and manufactures only the best CK45 and condition-T (hardened) chrome bars. Induction hardened bars can be used for applications including hydraulic piston rods. Stock sizes range from 12 mm to 127 mm (metric) and imperial sizes from ¾ to 4 inches. You can purchase our shafts cut to length in any quantity. The shafts are then wrapped in 1 mm thick plastic to protect against impact during delivery.



Honingcraft stocks hydraulic cylinder kits. Our kits are readily available off the shelf to suit the gland and pistons you have. Each cylinder kit contains all the essential components necessary to fully assemble high-performance cylinders.
In each box you will receive: gland, piston, end cap, lock nuts, seals and ports.


Honingcraft is an unrivaled partner in industrial life extension services. Along with its two sister companies Moser, Hardchrome and Jünger Engineering, it specialises in precision honing, chroming, grinding, boring and metal spray services that add value and extends the effective lifetime of rock drills, locomotive and ship engine liners, press dies, mono-pump shafts, mine pumps and hydraulic cylinder rods and barrels.


The main purpose of honing is to finish the inside or outside surface of a round tube to a precise geometric concentricity and parallelism throughout the length of the tube. Honingcraft hones tubes with diameters between 12 mm and 1,000 mm with lengths of up to 20 metres using our state of the art, cnc controlled honing machines. Our facility allows for external and internal honing as required by any hydraulic cylinder manufacturing company. Honing any tube to a fine, smooth finish will give a signature “crosshatch” where the surface was honed. Welding cylinder tubes often result in distortion of the material and we offer a hone after-weld service, at no extra cost, where our customers are supplied with honed or unhoned material, and after machining and welding the material, it is returned to Honingcraft for the final honing process. This ensures the best possible tolerances on welded cylinders.


Hard chroming extends the life of any treated product by providing corrosion resistance, increasing surface hardness and easing cleaning procedures. Honingcraft Moser operates one of the largest shaft chroming plants in Africa, enabling us to provide any industrial chroming requirement. Moser can chrome shafts with a maximum diameter of 1,000 mm, at lengths up to 10,000 mm. Our rectifiers can supply a combined 124,000 amps of power into 122 kilolitre baths of chromic acid baths supported by 100 tonnes of combined overhead cranage. Our 500 years of combined chroming experience makes ours the most knowledgeable chroming team in African industry.


Honingcraft Moser is capable of grinding diameters from 30 – 1,300 mm in lengths up to 10 metres between centres. This makes us the leading precision grinding company for both internal and external grinding. Our grinding equipment is housed in a state of the art facility boasting overhead crane support of 50 tonnes at maximum and a combined 100 tonnes.


Honingcraft’s machining department houses precision equipment that specializes in turning, boring, milling and threading of hydraulic cylinder components such as shafts and tubes, pistons, glands, end-caps, ports and mountings. We can bore and machine shafts and rods with outside diameters of 800 mm and lengths up to 15 meters between centres. Our over saddle machines can turn components with outside diameters of 500 mm up to 2 meters in length. Being renowned for speed and accuracy, Honingcraft has the added advantage of being under the same roof as the material stores of Moser Hardchrome in Germiston and a machining branch in Port Elizabeth at Honingcraft Jünger. For heavier or difficult to move jobs, we provide on-site (portable) precision machining and line boring.  We have machined pressing crankshaft journals, bored in-frame bearing housings and line bored heavy earth moving equipment, all on-site. Just send a drawing of your required part to our sales team to receive an accurate quote and fair price on any machining work.


Honingcraft offers on-center deep hole drilling services from the Germiston branch.

We recondition hydraulic cylinder rods.

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