Material of the lock cylinder

- Feb 07, 2019-

There are various types of material for a cylinder, for example brass, zinc alloy, aluminium, iron, plastic, etc. A cylinder has three parts mainly: cylinder casing, cylinder plug, and cylinder pins.   


The casing of the cylinder:

Black plastic cylinder casing, aluminum cylinder casing, zinc alloy cylinder casing and brass cylinder casing are optional.

Brass cylinder casing is the most durable cylinder casing among these choices.


Plug of the cylinder:

Solid brass cylinder plug is the strongest cylinder plug among these options.    

Aluminum cylinder plug, zinc alloy cylinder plug and brass cylinder plug are possible alternatives. As for brass cylinder plug, there are hollow brass cylinder plug and solid brass cylinder plug, hollow brass cylinder plug is also regarded as “rib brass cylinder plug”.


Pins of the cylinder 

Brass cylinder pins are recommended as brass has a better performance for long-term use.   

Iron cylinder pins and brass cylinder pins are available choices.