Category: Market Insight

Industry Spotlight: Clean Energy

February 20, 2018 Market Insight

  The Future of Clean Energy There are some exciting new opportunities in the future of clean energy with hydraulic cylinders in the center of it. Wind, solar, and wave power sources are truly on the cutting edge of some of the most impressive energy technologies. The role hydraulic cylinders play in the new energy …

Industry Spotlight: Forestry and Logging

January 27, 2018 Market Insight

A Precise Trade The forestry trade is a precise one. Forestry and Logging machinery faces rough terrain, extreme environments, and extreme temperatures. The equipment must have reliable hydraulic cylinders. Below are the types of machinery used in these industries. Mulchers Mulchers utilize hydraulic cylinders to adjust a cutting blade(s), that can clear brush and debris …

Engineering Solutions for Cirque du Soleil

June 19, 2017 Market Insight

Captivating Audiences Cirque du Soleil has earned a reputation worldwide for captivating audiences with creative live productions, combining acrobatics, athleticism, and live music. One of their most popular shows is a water-themed production called “O”.  The show has a unique stage with four sections that move independently. In under a minute, the stage can be …

Industry Spotlight: Railway

February 15, 2017 Market Insight

Railways are not just an essential part of American commerce, but American history. In 1827, the first railway was laid for steam engines in Baltimore, Maryland. The first track was only 13 miles long and took three years to complete. By 1852, the Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) railroad was expanded to the Ohio River in …

Industry Spotlight: Cranes

January 25, 2017 Market Insight

Cranes have been used since the time of the Ancient Greeks. In those days, cranes were powered by men or animals, using a mechanical advantage to do heavier than human lifting. Today, we see cranes mostly in the transport industry; for lifting cargo on to trucks, trains, and ships, and in the construction industry; to …

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 …

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 …

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, …

Amusement Park Hydraulic Cylinder Usage

June 8, 2016 Market Insight

When you visit an amusement park with your family, you probably aren’t giving much thought to hydraulic cylinders. While you focus on having fun, hydraulic cylinders are hard at work, controlling the rides, providing movement for simulators and animation, and helping to keep your family safe. In all rides, particularly those that take you to …

Hydraulics in Mining

December 7, 2015 Market Insight

Many of our most valuable resources are buried deep in the earth. It takes a lot of power to extract these minerals and fuels so that we can use them for our day-to-day lives. Hydraulics make this extraction possible in a safe and efficient manner. In North America, 85% of our mining is surface mining. …

Hydraulics at Work | Firefighting

November 2, 2015 Market Insight

Hydraulics have many important uses, but among the most important are those that keep us safe. We see hydraulics at work in public safety, especially in the dangerous work of fighting fires. Firefighters have to get to many places quickly and safely in order to put out fires and save lives, and hydraulic power makes …

Hydraulic Cylinders at Work for Government & Defense

August 31, 2015 Market Insight

We’re proud of the work hydraulics do in all industries, but it’s a special honor to see hydraulics at work in the areas of defense and government projects. Protecting and caring for our country are very serious matters, and hydraulic power makes these jobs easier and more efficient. Let’s take a look at some of …

Two Simple Solutions to Prevent Hydraulic Cylinder Drift

August 27, 2015 Market Insight

One of the most common ways a hydraulic cylinder can malfunction is when cylinder drift occurs. Hydraulic cylinder drift is caused by internal leaks in the cylinder across the piston. The fluid physically moves from one side of the piston to the other which creates an uneven balance and causes the cylinder to move or …

Hydraulic Cylinders Assisting in Energy Production

August 17, 2015 Market Insight

Energy use has been a hot topic for many years. Environmental concern, cost, and the availability of fossil fuels have made energy a topic that has been researched, discussed, and debated at length. In various means of energy productions, hydraulics play a key role. Let’s take a look at two very different energy sources that …

Hydraulics at Work in the Aerial Industry

August 7, 2015 Market Insight

Sometimes projects involve having to reach high places to get things done. And when you’re working high above the ground, you want to be able to trust the equipment that’s keeping you there. Hydraulics allow lifts and aerial devices to safely raise hundreds of pounds. How are hydraulics keeping things up in the air? Here …

Demolition Industry Requires Hydraulic Cylinder Tools

July 29, 2015 Market Insight

In the world of construction, there may be no tougher equipment than that which handles demolition. Lots of power is needed to tear down structures, and hydraulics help these machines quickly and easily demolish and remove debris. Here are some ways we see hydraulics at work in demolition: Shears and Cutting Tools It takes a …

3 Ways to Prevent Hydraulic Cylinder Failure

July 22, 2015 Market Insight

One of the harsh realities of industries that rely on machinery is that sometimes equipment breaks. However, there are some simple steps you can take to help prevent hydraulic cylinder failure. Here are some things we recommend watching for so you can extend the life of your cylinders. Rod Quality Bent rods shift the load …

3 Ways to Consider the Environment When Using Hydraulic Cylinders

June 17, 2015 Market Insight

When you’re dealing with heavy machinery, it can be hard to find the balance between getting a job done efficiently and getting it done in a responsible way that considers the environment. This is especially true when dealing with hydraulic systems. Not only do you have to consider fuel efficiency and consumption of raw materials, …

How to Use Hydraulic Cylinders in Construction

June 5, 2015 Market Insight

Whether they’re machines working in your backyard or on your construction site, the power of hydraulics makes many things possible. Hydraulics allow machinery to move and lift thousands of pounds, and enable us to build things that are modern marvels. How do hydraulics work? The concept is pretty simple. Hydraulics take force that is applied …