Aerospace
New Composite Engine Reservoirs Save Weight and Lower Emissions
Airframers and engine builders alike are increasingly using composites to lower aircraft weight. It is no surprise, then, that the Gas Turbine Fuel Systems Division (GTFSD) of Parker Aerospace is also...
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Innovative Rod Seals Enhance Performance of Actuators in Aviation
Hydraulic sealing systems used in aviation technology applications are exposed to particularly challenging ambient influences such as extreme temperature fluctuations and aggressive pressure...
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Additive Manufacturing and Engineering Solve Aerospace Challenges
Parker Aerospace is taking its industry-leading fluid atomization technology, including best-in-class fuel nozzles, to the next level through additive manufacturing (AM). Traditional techniques...
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How Parker Stratoflex Is Zeroing in to Zero out Defects
Some are fond of saying that “it’s not the destination but the journey that counts.” The Stratoflex Products Division (SPD) of Parker Aerospace might argue that it is both. The division has spent the...
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Optical-Based System Advances Aircraft Engine Pressure Monitoring
Modern commercial aircraft rely on powerful turbofan engines to provide the high thrust needed to get airborne and travel long distances economically. Thrust is a result of the engine’s ability to...
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Additive Manufacturing Adds Value for Aerospace Fluid Conveyance
Additive manufacturing began making an impact in aerospace nearly two decades ago. Its ability to save time and reduce costs in the development cycle while enhancing a product’s quality and design has...
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Hydraulic Powerpacks Offer Size and Weight Advantages for Aircraft OEMs
As today’s aviation designers strive for greater aircraft fuel, weight, and space efficiencies, scalable hydraulic powerpacks are taking center stage as innovative and highly reliable solutions that...
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Aerospace EPDM Meets NAS1613 Revision 2 and 6, Is There a Difference?
Perhaps you know Parker’s newest aerospace focused EPDM material is EM163-80. Featuring breakthrough low temperature functionality, resistance to all commercially available phosphate ester fluids, and...
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5,000-psi High-Pressure Hydraulic Systems Reduce Aircraft Weight
As the commercial airline industry continues to meet the demands for expected increased air traffic over the next two decades, fundamental advances are being made to reduce operating costs and gas...
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Eighty Years of Innovation at Parker Aircraft Wheel & Brake
Parker’s Aircraft Wheel & Brake Division (AWBD) – with its Cleveland Wheels & Brakes product line – has been an industry leader in the design, manufacture, and support of superior braking systems...
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EMI Shielding Gaskets: Spliced Gaskets vs. Molded Gaskets
EMI shielding gaskets such as conductive elastomer gaskets come in many different materials and almost a limitless number of shapes and sizes. They are most commonly made of a base material...
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Top 9 Parker Blogs of 2018
2018 marked Parker's strongest year of financial performance in the company's history (view Annual Report in "Related Posts" at the end of the blog). Our focus on solving some of the world’s...
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Keeping Aircraft Fleets Healthy Around the Clock and Around the Globe
In 2018 more than 4.3 billion passengers flew on airplanes, and 2017 was the safest year on record for air travel. Modern air travel that is reliable and safe is only possible through...
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Parker Aerospace Explores the Future of Aircraft Fuel Pumps
Since the largest fluid system in any aircraft is typically its fuel system, then it stands to reason that the design of fuel pumps needs to be continually evaluated and optimized....
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Customizable Aircraft Fuel Pumps Reduce Cost and Boost Reliability
Parker Aerospace’s Fluid System Division has a long history of supplying fuel pumps to both the civilian and military aviation markets. Detailed analysis and testing, combined with extensive hours of...
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Next-Generation High-Temperature Flexible Hose Offers Unprecedented Reliability
Challenged by the industry to advance the fire protection of hoses used in aircraft engine applications, engineers at the Parker Aerospace Stratoflex Products Division have used standard,...
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Maintaining Turbine Clearance Control of Aircraft Gas Turbines
As global air traffic continues to grow, the need for cleaner, more efficient airplanes is rising right along with it. In an effort to reduce the global impact of pollution attributable to aviation,...
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The History and Pedigree of Parker Aerospace Fluid Systems Division Fuel Pumps
For over 40 years, the Fluid Systems Division (FSD) of Parker Aerospace has been designing and building aircraft fuel boost and transfer pumps at its Elyria, Ohio, facility located just southwest of...
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Making Light Work of High-Pressure Aerospace Fluid Conveyance Applications
It’s well known that aerospace applications of all types – whether for fuselage skin, structures, or systems and components – require materials offering a combination of lightweight strength...
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New Optical-Based System Will Transform Aircraft Fuel Measurement
Modern aviation owes much of its success to gas turbine engines that convert fuel into massive thrust, enabling large passenger aircraft to travel long distances at high speeds. Jet engines, however,...
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