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 …

Early Uses of Hydraulic Cylinders

July 20, 2016 Company Highlights

Given the fact that fluid power equipment is one of modern mans oldest technological advancements, it’s only been in the last two hundred years that it’s actually been put to use in very productive ways. Advancements in alloys, and machining, along with a better understanding of mechanics and engineering have lead to precise advancements. The …

Hydraulic Cylinders: A Brief History

July 12, 2016 Publications

Harnessing the power of fluid in motion is nothing new. It’s been a powerful source of energy for thousands of years, right up to the present day, and an integral part in the advancement of mankind. Originally water was used to turn wheels and push levers, this has evolved in the last century, to what …

Equipment Service Association (ESA) Available to Hydraulic Cylinder and Pneumatic Tool Businesses

July 5, 2016 Partner Spotlights

The Equipment Service Association (ESA) founded in 1959, is comprised of businesses involved in the sale or service of hydraulically, pneumatically, or electrically operated tools, components, and equipment. The ESA has members in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Typical ESA members represent the following areas: Electric & Pneumatic Tools Air and Hydraulic Cylinders …

Happy Birthday America!

July 4, 2016 Events

The Fourth of July is an important holiday for America, and American culture. It’s the day Americans celebrate our freedom from tyranny and oppression. This grounding principal is particularly meaningful to us at Aggressive Hydraulics. For Aggressive Hydraulics, it’s also the day we celebrate our independence to 100% source and manufacture products in the USA. …

Fluid Power Technology Conference

June 30, 2016 Events

The Fluid Power Technology Conference took place in Milwaukee Wisconsin June 21st and 22nd, 2016. This inaugural conference was hosted by Fluid Power World. The conference was held at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE), known as one of the top fluid power universities. A variety of topics were covered, with multiple technical seminars led …

Sponsorships | AHL Charlotte Checkers

June 22, 2016 Partner Spotlights

Like you, we at Aggressive Hydraulics are committed to hard work. However, that’s not to say that we don’t like to play hard as well. One of the fun things we get to do is sponsor the Charlotte Checkers, an American Hockey League (AHL) team. The Checkers work hard and play hard, and we enjoy …