Category: Service

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 …

Hydraulic Cylinder Sizing Considerations

February 13, 2016 Service

You may have learned the hard way that using the wrong hydraulic cylinder bore rod and stroke can be very expensive. Companies often find themselves in hot water when cutting corners and cost by selecting an off-the-shelf cylinder that looked the part, but simply could not meet the demands of the job. Using a cylinder …

Tips for Yearly Hydraulic Cylinder Maintenance

January 26, 2016 Service

To ensure optimal performance, hydraulic cylinders should be maintained regularly throughout the year. Not only will you get the most out of your cylinder warranty period, but checking cylinders more frequently also reduces the need for replacement. When caught in time, cylinder repair is generally a more timely and cost-effective solution than a complete cylinder …

Minimizing the Impact of Hydraulic Cylinder Failure

October 14, 2015 Service

Even the best equipment sometimes fails. Hydraulic cylinder failure does happen, and when it does it can cost you both time and money. Is there a way to minimize the impact of equipment failure, so you can get back to work quickly and effectively? Cylinder repair is a more affordable alternative to complete cylinder replacement. …