Synergy BMX Racing Team gets Aggressive!

It’s not often hydraulic cylinders and bicycles cross paths, but that’s exactly what happened when Aggressive Hydraulics® became a sponsor, of the newly formed Synergy BMX Racing Team. 2016 was Synergy BMX Racing Team’s first year. Hosting riders from 3 to 46 years old, the team practices and gets instruction towards competing not just locally, …

Cylinders Built to Withstand Demolition

November 29, 2016 Market Insight

Demolition equipment applications are some of the toughest in the world. This specialized equipment is subjected to hours of hard and dirty work, lifting tons of material. Often overworked and abused, this specialized equipment serves very special purposes. Let’s look at each and how hydraulic cylinders play a role in the demolition process. Excavators are …

Quality, precision, integrity from source to finished product

November 9, 2016 Company Highlights

Quality and precision is essential in the manufacture of a Purpose Built® hydraulic cylinder. From the sourcing of materials, to engineering, manufacture, painting and even shipping requires an attention to detail that ensures the longevity of your fluid power equipment. What exactly does quality and precision mean in hydraulic cylinder design and manufacturing though? Quality …

Industry Spotlight: Mining

October 25, 2016 Market Insight

While many industries use specialized equipment, there’s only one industry that uses it hundreds of feet underground, in an environment few have ever traveled to. In this underground world, having a fluid power equipment failure could be devastating to the men and women operating these massive machines. This is why having Purpose-Built hydraulic cylinders for …

Purpose Built: Engineering for the application

October 18, 2016 Market Insight, Service

Determining the hydraulic cylinder to use is influenced by many factors, not just the application it’s being applied to. Working load, geometry of motion, stroke length, duty cycle, and mounting needs, are all considerations that should be taken into account by your hydraulic cylinder supplier. Purpose Built hydraulic cylinders, such as those offered by Aggressive …

What is Finite Element Analysis (FEA)?

September 8, 2016 Service

If a hydraulic cylinder fails, you have two choices: buy a new cylinder, or repair the old cylinder. Often times there is a reason for hydraulic cylinder failure. Aggressive engineers have several tools at their disposal to determine how and why a cylinder failed, and how to prevent it moving forward. Finite Element Analysis is …

Industry | Offshore Drilling & Oil Platforms

August 22, 2016 Market Insight

Offshore drilling is a tough business. It requires a large amount of power to drill into the earth’s surface and extract valuable resources. Sturdy equipment used in drilling needs to withstand the elements and deliver consistent results. The success of offshore drilling relies on strong hydraulic cylinders that can deliver both power and performance. In offshore drilling, …

Craig Dollansky: Purpose Built for Racing

August 16, 2016 Aggressive Racing

In the world of racing, there’s nothing quit as exciting as Sprint cars. In the world of Sprint cars, one driver stands out race after race, and that driver is Craig Dollansky. With fans the world over, a supportive family, and a successful career in a purpose built speed machine, Craig has been the perfect …

Aggressive Hydraulics; Founded with the end in mind

August 8, 2016 Company Highlights

Aggressive Hydraulics starts with the end in mind. Other manufacturers are selling from a catalog, building generic cylinders forced to fit into an application. Aggressive Hydraulics however, starts with a different approach, Purpose Built hydraulic cylinders to the customer’s specific needs. Engineers at Aggressive Hydraulics start every project with a clean piece of paper, and …