The Cylinder Service Centre supplies replacement cylinders for both planned, preventive maintenance purposes and for emergency breakdowns.
In either case, a stocked replacement hydraulic ram is an option and The Cylinder Service Centre also provides a managed store solution to accommodate both storage and testing requirements.
Planned and Preventive Maintenance
For planned maintenance, or preventive maintenance, replacement cylinders can be specified well in advance of the requirement. This is the preferred way of undertaking a replacement is there is no unscheduled machinery down time involved. There is also time to fully evaluate the specification and look for opportunities for design improvements.
Replacement cylinders can be provided newly manufactured. Following the first replacement, it is also possible to repair, or re-furbish the replaced cylinder to be used as a future planned replacement, or emergency repair unit, as required. We can provide advice on the feasibility of using old cylinders as repair options from both a technical and cost/benefit perspective.
In even the most well planned maintenance regimes, unforeseen catastrophic breakdowns still do occur. For this type of replacement, there are three options:
- a repair of the broken cylinder - if economically and technically feasible
- a manufactured, new cylinder to the same, or improved specification
- a hydraulic ram replacement from managed stores
Where high value units are concerned, then a cylinder repair or hydraulic ram refurbishment will almost always be preferred. However, the nature of a catastrophic failure is that it is catastrophic and so it is often the case that a repair will either not be technically feasible, or involve such a large amount of work that a repair makes no economic sense. In such cases, we supply replacement cylinders on an emergency basis.