Facilities and Capacity
Cylinder Service Centre operates in a 24,000 sq. ft. purpose built factory, which has recently (2011) been extended by a further 2,500 sq. ft. to accommodate increased demand for our services.
Situated near the A1 at Washington, the new facility has excellent communication links for deliveries and shipments throughout the UK.
Externally, the production facility has a two acre, hard surfaced, compound with a covered and illuminated external working area. This is ideal for loading, unloading and handling some of the larger repairs we have become known for.
Within the factory there is a range of unique, purpose built, equipment including a 350 ton horizontal press. This press is used for hydraulic load testing as well as for the removal and refitting of fitted components.
Worth mentioning on its own, is our famous hydraulic stripping rig capable of unscrewing parts up to 13 meters long with up to 150,000 ft/lb of torque.
For testing, we have an iternally designed, state-of-the-art ,13 meter, fully enclosed, rig for pressure testing c/w. It has an opposing ram, interchangeable fluids tanks and a built-in intensifier capable of producing 1400 Bar. This rig is in the process of being fully computerised to produce digital test data and graphs.
Four overhead cranes, capable of lifting up to 26 tons, operate within the production unit making it easy to move heavy loads around and deal with larger repair jobs.
We posses some of the largest machining capacity in the north of England with lathes up to 8000mm centres and a thru capacity of 14000mm. This facility, combined with other equipment, gives us the capability of machining almost anything "in-house". In summary, our in-house machining capacity covers:
- horizontal boring
- vertical boring
- CNC turning
- cylindrical grinding
- surface grinding
Two full size factory loading bays provide the flexibility of handling the receipt of raw materials and hydraulic equipment for repair whilst simultaneously despatching completed orders.
Within the Cylinder Service Centre production facility we have the capability for shot blasting hydraulic cylinders up to 20 meters long. Together with an in-house painting and surface preparation. This means we can offer a full repair facility covering a very wide range of requirements.
Cylinder Service Centre also has a number of quality certifications including ISO9000 and so can supply full quality (DNV) certification on all works.
Whilst your repair work is on site, 24 hr security coverage ensures both repair work and the facility overall are reassuringly secure.