Hydraulic Cylinder Design

Cylinder Service Centre provides specialised hydraulic cylinder design with our in-house design team.

Our in-house design engineers can not only detail the requirements the of the hydraulic cylinder to be manufactured, we can also undertake 3D modelling and conduct assembly and stress testing on parts and assemblies we have designed.

The design process is carefully structured from start to finish to ensure we supply valid and robust hydraulic engineering solutions in as short a time as possible.

How this is structured further detailed in our OCHRE Design process.

It is this holistic view of hydraulic cylinder design which makes our design solutions both robust and cost effective.

In-house Computer Aided Drafting and Design

Hydraulic Cylinder Design - Tethering Clamp

Our in-house computer aided drafting and design (CADD) work is just one part of a process that has a truly unique data capture and configuration process at the front end which allows a very quick and accurate turn around of initial specifications and associated pricing. This has proven to be a huge help to our customers when making repair, or replace decisions, especially where production is stopped or impeded by machinery breakdown.

Specialist Hydraulic Engineering Expertise

Of course, just like it is no good having a great car without someone to drive it, it is also no use having a highly function CADD system, or automated process, without expert input. It is the wealth of experience and expertise that we have at Cylinder Service Centre on both design and performance that makes our design services so effective. That expertise has allowed us to streamline the design process overall, but it also comes into play in every design as we look beyond the initial specification, to the application and the associated physical demands.

Our in-depth expertise comes not just from engineering qualifications, but from long years of experience of repair as well as manufacture. We know very well what does and does not work and what difficulties can be thrown up at a later date by a bad design decision at the outset. This is as true of maintenance as it is of overall performance. From our repair work especially, we know the consequences of bad decisions in specification in design both for the repair of hydraulic units and the associated costs of machine damage and down time.

Hydraulic Cylinder Design - Knockout Ram

Designed for Manufacture

Equally, our manufacturing and design teams work hand in hand ensuring that designed solutions are easy to build and (where applicable) easy to maintain. The OCHRE Design process reaches out into production by making it much easier and quicker to output production documentation. In addition, care is also taken (and evaluations made) at design time to ensure optimum manufacturability. This brings two key customer benefits: speed and cost. The hydraulic cylinder manufacturing process is speeded up and the associated cost savings go back into the final pricing of the hydraulic unit.

Hydraulic Design Testing

The Cylinder Service Centre operates its own unique and internally designed high pressure testing rig. However, the software we use to develop our designs allows us to pre-test before we have even built the unit. Designs can be run through a range of operational scenarios to develop the optimum end design which is the most robust we can achieve given the cost and space constraints we have to work with. This means that when physical testing takes place we are not testing the design, but the integrity of the parts and assembly.

Working With Customer Designs

Not everything is designed from scratch. For customers who already have a design to send us, we can ratify that design from both an engineering and build perspective and of course provide appropriate advice on where adjustments could be made to improve performance, or assembly life.

Whether you are starting with a sketch, an initial CADD design, or just a rough idea, Cylinder Service Centre can provide a hydraulic cylinder design service to suit your requirements.


You can tell us about your requirements on the New Special Cylinder Design Form.