Agriculture

Modern Digital Ecosystems Take Mobile Hydraulic Systems to a New Level

Not so long ago, only the largest OEMs could afford to develop complex proprietary control systems. But the recent introduction of versatile digital ecosystems connecting electronic control...
On October 3, 2018

Utilizing Video Input to Improve Operational Safety of Heavy Equipment

The ability to see behind a machine and work area is crucial to improve safety in the operation of heavy equipment and machinery. Just as in automobiles, the capability to see behind a mine...
On August 27, 2018

Why Stainless Steel is Perfect When Corrosion Resistance is Vital

Hydraulic fitting materials need to have the strength and corrosion resistance necessary to safely withstand the challenges of hydraulic systems in harsh environments. Hose fittings aren't typically...
On July 26, 2018

How to Extend the Service Life of Your Hydraulic Hose

Does your hydraulic hose application cause excessive hose abrasion, pressure spikes, kinking or deep cuts? We understand how these issues happen and how to prevent them. And if there's a way your hose...
On January 31, 2018

Optimize Hydraulic Systems with Top Fluid & Gas Handling Blogs of 2017

As we look back on 2017, increased demand contributed to technology advancements and higher productivity across a range of industries including oil and gas, power generation, life...
On January 20, 2018

5 Technology Trends Behind the Top Hydraulics Blogs of 2017

2017 brought about innovative new technologies that laid the foundation for the latest hydraulic systems and applications designed for construction, agriculture, mining, power generation and related...
On January 16, 2018

Hydraulic Hose User Safety

One of the most dangerous situations for hydraulic equipment is a hose burst. Whether it is a pinhole leak or a full blow burst, the danger is imminent.  Hydraulic hose bursts create...
On October 26, 2017

Distributing Parker’s Innovative Spirit in Latin America

It has been over 50 years since Parker Hannifin Corporation entered the Latin American market. What began in 1963 with a sole distributor in Peru dispensing hose and fittings would grow to nearly 500...
On September 28, 2017

How Does a Smart User Interface Improve Machine Efficiency?

The manufacturing industry is currently facing increasing pressure to reform and innovate in order to remain viable. On the consumer side, the Internet of Things (IoT) has made smart devices...
On June 22, 2017

Consumers and Roasters Benefit from Coffee Packaging with Nitrogen

Coffee is a wonderfully popular beverage that dates back centuries to its origins in Ethiopia. Today, global coffee consumption is estimated at 153.3 million bags a year according to the United States...
On March 23, 2017

Innovative Heavy-Duty Vehicle Technology on Display at IFPE

From optimizing peak performance to minimizing unplanned downtime, the products and systems Parker will showcase at IFPE 2017 are designed specifically to help its customers increase...
On January 20, 2017

New Product Labels for More Safety

For obvious reasons, product safety is increasingly subject to legal provisions. As the industry’s first manufacturer to do so, Parker-Prädifa is now implementing the requirements of the...
On January 12, 2016

Size Matters: Small, Wireless Sensors Make Diagnostic Efforts Easier for Mobile Equipment

Diagnostic sensing devices come in all shapes and sizes, but for certain applications some sensors can be more of a headache than others. This is especially true with mobile equipment,...
On December 15, 2015

Global Collaboration Delivers Unprecedented Hose Solution

As an OEM, how would you like to be able to specify a single family of hydraulic hoses for machinery operated anywhere in the world?  Or how about simplifying your inventory headaches by doing so with...
On May 6, 2015

When is a Standard Pneumatic Valve Not Good Enough?

Pneumatic valves work in a variety of applications to control the operation of actuators, including cylinders, clutches, rotary actuators, and airbags. In the transportation industry,...
On October 21, 2014

Fluid and Gas Handling Technologies and Key Markets

Fluid and gas handling is the technology of directing and containing fluids and gases. Parker connectors and hoses are critical to hundreds of applications.   Key markets Aerospace Agriculture Bulk...
On November 1, 2013

Six Good Reasons to Dry Biogas to a Low Dewpoint Before Combustion in a CHP Engine

Biogas is renewable energy stored in organic materials, such as plant matter and animal waste, known as biomass. Sources of biomass fuel include agricultural residue, food waste, sewage, energy crops,...
On August 23, 2013

Hydraulic Technologies and Key Markets

Hydraulics is the technology of controlling pressurized fluids to create force and motion. Parker hydraulics enable and improve machinery performance.   Key markets Aerial lift Agriculture Air...
On July 1, 2013

How Can Pneumatic Technology Help Farmers Boost Their Crop Yields? Part 2 of 2

An accurate and advanced pneumatic mechanism installed on farm seeders lets farmers control seed handling, seed placement and down/up-force control. In the early part of the systems’ development, they...
On June 11, 2013

How Can Pneumatic Technology Help Farmers Boost Their Crop Yields? Part 1 of 2

Believe it or not, a relatively small pneumatic device helps farmers feed a hungry world as well as put more money in their pockets. Installed on seed planters, the advanced height-control module...
On June 11, 2013