Hydraulic cylinder manufacture is a key specialism of the Cylinder Service Centre.
With extensive specialised manufacturing facilities together with an engineering design and computer aided design department, The Cylinder Service Centre can provide a full end-to-end hydraulic cylinder manufacture service.
This means we can manufacture specialist hydraulic cylinders as:
From cylinders that pretty much fill the length of the factory floor, to small light engineering assemblies, just about every combination of hydraulic cylinder you care to think of has passed through our doors at one time or another - as either a repair, or a new build.
This vast depth and range of experience of hydraulic cylinder manufacture, or repair, is put to good use in both our design and manufacture of one-off, new build, cylinders.
It means that we can add value not just through the expected manufacturing process, but in the whole process.
Even if we are building a design from another source you can expect input and comment from us as we pull together the project.
Because The Cylinder Service Centre does undertake so many one-off projects it is not always appreciated that we also manufacture both hydraulic cylinder assemblies and parts in short batch runs. These may be for new machines, major re-fits, or just for maintenance stock.
As you might expect, hydraulic cylinder manufacture in batches reduces the unit cost of each assembly.
So purchasing assemblies, or parts in this way can make a great deal of financial sense in the medium to long term.
The Cylinder Service Centre does undertake cylinder repairs, but sadly some cylinders cannot be saved, no matter how skilled our engineers are. In this case the only option is to replace the cylinder altogether.
This scenario is often a blessing in disguise as the unit being replaced may have been specified for a general purpose application and not necessarily for the specific purpose where it has failed.
This means that when we specify the new build we can work with the customer to design and manufacture a new hydraulic cylinder that it is often better than the one being replaced.
The next maintenance period is therefore extended and so, even if the repair did end up costing more than expected, the overall cost to the customer through lost activity/production and future repairs is reduced.
As with the manufactured replacement above, it is often the case that the customer recognises the limitations of certain equipment before it even fails.
This may be because they know they are placing unreasonable demands on a machine, or perhaps modern predictive maintenance techniques have highlighted weakness in the hydraulic cylinder area.
In such a case customers come to The Cylinder Service Centre for our specialist hydraulic cylinder manufacture and support in designing and building a more robust replacement even if the current unit is still functioning well.
Our specialist hydraulic testing rig is there to back up this type of design and build so that we can work with the customer to design a new unit and demonstrate its capability by testing it under the extreme conditions envisaged.
If you would like more information on how our hydraulic cylinder manufacture can support your business than please get in touch for a no obligation free initial consultation.