Category: Application

Video: Avoiding Downtime with Purpose Built Cylinders

April 13, 2016 Application

Downtime–it’s every equipment owner’s worst fear. That’s why, when it comes to hydraulic cylinders, it’s vital to have products and services your customers can rely on to keep their equipment and business up and running. Your customer base, reputation, and ultimately your company’s profitability depend on it. For over 20 years our staff has been …

How to Avoid Dieseling in Hydraulic Cylinders

March 30, 2016 Application

Dieseling in hydraulic cylinders, or often called the dieseling effect, refers to when hydraulic cylinder oil mixes with air and explodes when pressurized. Two Primary Causes of Hydraulic Cylinder Dieseling Negative pressure builds on the rod side of the cylinder when volume fluid demand exceeds the volume of fluid being provided by the pump. This results …

The Basics of Hydraulic Cylinder Calculations

March 21, 2016 Application

Ever wonder what goes into determining specifications for a hydraulic cylinder? This YouTube video by Aaron Schellenberg provides clear explanations as well as detailed illustrations to describe the complex process of hydraulic cylinder calculations. With a strong background in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, and an MBA, Aaron also holds 7 patents and has Fluid Power …

Maintaining and Inspection of Hydraulic Cylinders

February 17, 2016 Application

Given the demanding role hydraulic cylinders perform in a variety of applications, a strict maintenance schedule and inspection plan must be followed. The number one thing you can do to achieve long life and optimum performance is to ensure that the right hydraulic cylinder is being used for the job. Anytime a piece of equipment …

Why Purpose Built Cylinders?

January 21, 2016 Application

What are Purpose Built Cylinders? Having the right part for the job is crucial for your business. Therefore selecting the right hydraulic cylinder is paramount.  Although hydraulic cylinders are rarely a One Size Fits All design, some businesses attempt to cut costs by using the least expensive parts for the most important jobs. In the …

When to Consider a Telescopic Hydraulic Cylinder

May 19, 2015 Application

When you’re using and maintaining heavy equipment, having the right part makes all the difference. Having purpose built custom hydraulic cylinders will go a long way in extending the life of your product, but it’s also important to understand the right cylinder type for your equipment. Aggressive Hydraulics designs, manufactures, and repairs both welded rod …