What is cylinder of the door lock?

- Feb 06, 2019-

The key part of lockset is the Cylinder, it can rotate with key and drive lock pins to control door opening. Cylinder mainly consists of casing, plug, and pins.

Cylinder function:

There are many different optional functions for cylinder: key to key function (double cylinder), key to knob function (single cylinder), half cylinder, privacy function (bathroom), master key function, keyed-alike function, construction key function, and anti drill function.


Nine kinds of keyway are supplied including angle-cut-pin keyway, computer keyway, double-row-pin keyway, dual keyway (one side single-row pin, one side track-cut pin), Yale keyway, Kwikset keyway, Schlage keyway, and Weiser keyway.

Cylinder length:

Key to key function (double cylinder): 60mm, 70mm, 80mm, 90mm, 100mm

Key to knob function (single cylinder): 60mm, 70mm, 80mm, 90mm, 100mm

Half cylinder with turn knob: 40mm, 45mm, 50mm

Half cylinder with key: 40mm, 45mm, 50mm

Cylinder finish color:

As for surface finish, there are SS(Stainless stain), AB(Antique Brass), PB(Polished Brass), AC(Antique Copper), SN(Satin Nickel) and SB(Satin Brass) etc.