Air Compressor Servicing Merthyr Tydfil

Efficient, clean, and dependable compressed air is a crucial element for nearly all industrial and manufacturing operations.

Since the early 1970s, Control Gear has been providing our customers with the assurance that their compressed air systems are reliable.

We are a leading distributor of Atlas Copco, but our team is equipped to service, repair, and maintain any brand of compressor and related equipment.

Air Compressors & Parts in Merthyr Tydfil

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We understand that compressed air is vital to your business, and our engineers are always available to assist. We provide a wide array of service packages, ranging from sporadic repairs to comprehensive total responsibility contracts.

With decades of experience, our technical team can conduct a thorough audit of the equipment currently in use at your site and suggest improvements to your compressed air distribution system.

Our highly trained engineers offer a broad range of service packages, including 24-hour coverage, and can also cater to more sporadic needs if necessary.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the recommended frequency for air compressor maintenance?

Air compressors should be maintained as per the manufacturer’s guidelines, but at least once a year. Regular maintenance prevents rusting and damage due to water absorption by the compressor oil, ensures reliability, reduces pressure drops and electrical load, thereby lowering running costs. We offer fixed price service contracts that include routine maintenance, call outs, and breakdowns for your convenience and peace of mind.

How frequently should air compressor oil be checked?

Oil levels in air compressors should be checked weekly. If oil is needed between services, it may indicate a problem that needs further investigation. Standard compressor oil lasts for 4,000 hours or one year, whichever comes first. Specialized oils can extend this duration to 8,000 hours, reducing yearly service requirements. For food producers, we provide food-grade oil to ensure BRC compliance.

How can I tell if my compressor needs servicing?

Modern compressors have service warning lights. For older models, service records should be maintained. We log all services in our database to ensure no service is missed. If you’re unsure about your next service, feel free to ask us.

Merthyr Tydfil and Compressed Air

Air Compressor Servicing Merthyr Tydfil

Merthyr Tydfil is synonymous with many as the home of Hoover, the electrical appliance company. Opened in 1948, the factory produced washing machines and vacuum cleaners. The Hoover factory finally closed in 2009. Today, Control Gear works with a wide range of companies based in the Merthyr area.

In addition to fluid power products and services nearly all require clean, efficient compressed air for their particular process. Our engineers can undertake complete in-depth health checks and on-site audits in order to ensure the machinery and pipework meet the standards required.

There is also a considerable demand for gas generation systems such as nitrogen for industries including food and beverage and laser cutting. Companies in the Merthyr area include General Dynamics, O P Chocolate, Stephens & George Print Group, Sekisui, Simbec Research and Kasai UK.

Why Work With Us?

  • 50 Years Experience
  • One of the largest independent Fluid Power companies operating in the United Kingdom
  • Atlas Copco Premier Distributors
  • Diverse Market Coverage including 9 key specialisms

From Iron Hamlet to Industrial Powerhouse: The Transformation of Merthyr Tydfil

Iron is what transformed Merthyr Tydfil from a small rural hamlet to the largest town in Wales and the centre of the world’s iron making industry. The town’s four ironworks – Dowlais, Cyfarthfa, Penydarren and Plymouth propelled Wales’ transition from a rural to an industrial economy.

Throughout the late 19th century and early 19th century Merthyr Tydfil was a crucible of innovation and at the very forefront of Britain’s industrial revolution. Henry Cort’s puddling method for making wrought iron was championed in the town and gained international acclaim.

The town’s iron industries also spurred invention in other fields. Richard Trevithick developed his celebrated ‘Pen-y-Darren’ locomotive – a milestone in the progress of the steam powered railway.

Today Merthyr Tydfil has a wide range of manufacturing sectors including industrial machinery, automotive, food and beverage, MOD and pharmaceutical. All of these require clean, efficient compressed air as part of their process.