Technical Resources

A range of technical information resources

Pages in the Technical Resources section

  • Hydraulic Trouble Shooting
    • Brief Hydraulic Trouble Shooting guide to cylinder failure. This short guide outlines some of the most common symptoms of failure and possible causes. Some top level remedies are also suggested to keep the unit running. Use this page for quick hydraulic trouble shooting and immediate, easy remedies.
  • Cylinder Trouble Shooting Introduction
    • Introduction and index to the detailed cylinder troubleshooting guides. The guides cover information for both hydraulic and pneumatic sealing devices and can be used as a reference when devising options for the correction of any kind of cylinder failure.
  • Cylinder Trouble Shooting - Stage 1
    • Stage 1 of the detailed cylinder troubleshooting guide. A guide to observing and recording the symptoms of failure and associated probable causes. Contains a step by step breakdown of a range of common symptoms with probable causes and suggested solutions. Use for repair or to aid in getting a quote estimate.
  • Cylinder Trouble Shooting - Stage 2
    • Stage 2 of the detailed cylinder troubleshooting guide
  • Cylinder Trouble Shooting - Stage 3
    • Stage 3 of the detailed cylinder troubleshooting guide. A guide to the detailed inspection of removed and dis-assembled hydraulic units. Contains a step by step breakdown of a range of damage characteristics with probable causes and suggested solutions. Use for repair or to aid in getting a quote estimate.
  • Cylinder Trouble Shooting - Stage 4
    • Stage 4 of the detailed cylinder troubleshooting guide. This part of the guide focusses on seals and outlines some of the common characteristics of damaged seals that can be observed after the seal has been removed from the working unit. Use for repair or to aid quotation for a replacement or unit repair.
  • Hydraulic Preventive Maintenance
    • A guide to hydraulic preventive maintenance. Planned and well organised hydraulic preventive maintenance can prevent unwanted emergency breakdowns and all of the associated costs from unplanned downtime and emergency repairs. This guide to hydraulic preventive maintenance outlines the basic steps to take.
  • Distribution of Forces on Cylinder Components
    • A bespoke academic study on cylinder forces. A study from a prestigous Russell Group university undertaken specifically for the Cylinder Service Centre examining the distribution of forces on cylinder components during operation. Used for optimising the design of new build or repaired hydraulic cylinders
  • Hydraulic Cylinder Types
    • An overview of some of the main hydraulic cylinder types. This guide shows the main cylinder types in use today. All of these hydraulic cylinder types are designed, manufactured, repaired, replaced or refurbished by the Cylinder Service Centre. Explains the different hydraulic cylinder types and how they work.
  • Hydraulic Fluid: A Key Engineering Component
    • Choosing the right hydraulic fluid is vital to achieve optimum performance. The right hydraulic fluid can boost the efficiency of your hydraulic cylinder and extend its life. For reduced downtime, reduced financial loss and productive efficiency use this guide to help you choose the right hydraulic fluid option.
  • Rod and Barrel Calculator
    • Tool to calculate hydraulic cylinder build dimensions for design. The rod and barrel calculator is a tool to help calculate initial rod and barrel dimensions based on required stroke length and maximun working pressure. This initial information provides a start point when designing a new bespoke unit for manufacture.
  • Technical Briefing Videos
    • Video based explanations of cylinder technical issues. These technical briefing videos detail some of the more specialised capabilities of The Cylinder Service Centre covering hydraulic cylinder manufacture and cylinder repair. See the hydraulic stripping rig in action and more.
  • Technical Glossary
    • Index to the cylinder design glossary which covers explanations for a wide range of industry and Cylinder Service Centre specific terminology