Extended Storage Facility
The original factory has been extended twice since it was first built in 2011. The site now has additional storage space to serve to the manufacturing and repair areas.
This new storage facility also extends our off-site storage options for customers. For a number of customers we store on our site cylinders that may be allocated for future planned or breakdown maintenance.
Having these cylinders stored on The Cylinder Service Centre's premises means that they can be quickly fully inspected and tested before being shipped out as replacements.
This approach ensures stored units will be fully functional when fitted and saves time and cost. For emergency breakdowns the benefits of this approach can be significant.
The site is security monitored 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This is for the whole site including production and storage.
So you can be assured that your manufacturing or repair job is fully secure while on site.
Advanced Manufacture and Repair
Within the factory there is an extenisive range of purpose built equipment unique to The Cylinder Service Centre. This includes a 350 ton horizontal press. This press is used for hydraulic load testing as well as for the removal and re-fitting components.
We are especially proud of our famous hydraulic stripping rig which is capable of un-screwing parts up to 13 meters long with up to 203,373 Nm (150,000 ft/lb) of torque.
This is a truly unique piece of equipment. The rig has been designed and built in-house to deal with the wide range of complex and difficult repairs the company is known for.
The hydraulic stripping rig allows us to carry out very difficult repairs on large seized hydraulic units. Without this rig many of these units would be written off as 100% scrap.
We also have four overhead cranes capable of lifting up to 26 tons operating within the production unit. These cranes make it easy to move heavy loads around and deal with larger repair jobs quickly and easily.
In-house Testing Rig
Once a cylinder has been manufactured or repaired it needs to be tested. Our pressure testing rig has been designed in-house and is a state-of-the-art, 13 metre long, fully enclosed unit.
It has an opposing ram, interchangeable fluids tanks and a built-in intensifier that is capable of producing pressure up to 1400 Bar.
The rig is fully computerised to produce digital test data and graphs which can be supplied with the test certificate on request.
The specification of the test rig was fine-tuned with the assistance of the UK Health and Safety Executive.