Combining electronic and hydraulic technologies can add efficiency
and functionality to machinery and processes that use hydraulic
pressure to operate. The hydraulic power unit (HPU), a workhorse...
On July 16, 2018
The advancements in hydraulics and variable speed drives (VSD) were
running in parallel for many years but on opposite sides of the
fence from each other in solving paper converting...
On June 29, 2018
The automotive vehicle industry has experienced introductions of
several new technologies and upgrades. One significant example is
the rising amount of electrical content per vehicle. Testing...
On April 19, 2018
How do you eliminate a bottleneck in a food and beverage canning
plant? Apply good engineering design and use a variable
frequency drive solution. Beverage bottling or canning has always
On August 30, 2017
A common method of coiling and uncoiling processed steel web is
center winding. Steel coilers are powered by electric variable
speed drives and motors. Large motors are usually selected...
On August 9, 2017
Modern industrial machinery is creating
ever-increasing demands on hydraulics to provide more
efficient and quieter solutions with a smaller footprint,
while maintaining the benefits traditionally ...
On March 22, 2017
It has been reassuring to see the trend towards renewable energy
developing over the past decade, proving that we are becoming more
sustainable. Public opinion appears to have exerted...
On February 3, 2017
Meccanica Nicoletti, a leading Italian designer and manufacturer of
automated machines for winding and unwinding cable needed to
improve winding performance on its latest generation of Automat...
On April 12, 2016
Recent improvements to Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) feature
sets mean they now offer more than just their well-known energy
savings capability, particularly when paired with a
On December 1, 2015
A forward thinking holiday caravan park took an innovative and
proactive approach to flood management when they used a
variable frequency drive (VFD) to control a unique pumping system.
Living in the...
On July 20, 2015
In today’s modern, fast-paced business environment it is becoming
ever more challenging for engineers to spare the precious time
needed to visit trade shows. With more and more business being...
On March 18, 2015
Modern machines demand modern solutions. Our goal is to keep one
step ahead of the rapidly changing demands of our customer by
introducing innovative and technically advanced products and
On August 25, 2014
What better place to showcase the latest innovations in automation
- motion and control - but the Swiss technology trade show, SINDEX
– opening its doors from September 2 to 4, 2014 in...
On August 20, 2014
It makes sense to use standard products for controlling the
majority of automation functions, but increasingly it’s being
recognised that by customising “critical” elements of a system,
OEM’s can ...
On August 18, 2014
Using an AC variable frequency drive (VFD) to control a large air
compressor in a pump manufacturing plant not only helped the plant
save energy, it also resulted in the air compressor running...
On May 27, 2014
Can a variable frequency drive help an airline slash the use of
energy in its flight simulators? When British Airways wanted to cut
the energy consumption of its flight simulator cells, an approach
On April 24, 2014
A variety of practical series hybrid vehicles applications are
currently available. Parker has partnered with customers to design
light weight, efficient power conversion devices that enhance
On April 22, 2014
Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) are used in many applications
where motors drive fans and pumps. In one case, a city in South
Carolina is using VFDs as a reliable alternative to obsolete
On April 17, 2014
Previously, we discussed the advantages of the series hybrid
vehicle architecture over parallel hybrid designs that results in
superior fuel savings and reduced emissions. Now we will examine
On April 15, 2014
Significant reductions in emissions and improved fuel economy have
led to a rapid increase in the popularity of hybrid technology in
both vehicles and equipment. Advances in power...
On April 8, 2014