Automotive

Electromechanical and Drives Technology - A Look Back on 2019

Thanks to our loyal followers for all of the interest in the topics covered in this blog over the past year. In examining the most-read blog posts over the course of 2019, it becomes obvious that...
On January 14, 2020

How to Read a Rubber Test Report: The 4 Most Common Misunderstandings

We've all done it at least once: looked at a report, read the numbers on it, and come up with exactly the wrong conclusion. Pass/fail limits and results are printed right there, but for some reason,...
On November 13, 2019

Is an ASTM Callout the Best Way to Specify Your Elastomer Needs?

I have had many discussions with customers as to the value of using an ASTM elastomer compound description on their prints to define a specific application or elastomer requirement versus listing...
On November 5, 2019

Parker Chomerics Earns 2018 Outstanding Quality Supplier Award from FCA

We're thrilled to announce that the Chomerics Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has been recognized for its outstanding quality by global...
On September 18, 2019

What Is the Difference Between Full Port or Standard Port Ball Valve?

Ball valves are used in a variety of industries such as manufacturing, oil, and gas, automotive, marine, agricultural and heavy truck. Applications may vary but include operations for processing,...
On July 23, 2019

Fluid Transfer Sealing Solutions for Today's Automotive Challenges

Whether it be a classic automotive transmission design or the latest in electric vehicle technology, there is always a need to move high-pressure fluid through different operational systems. Cooling...
On July 10, 2019

Decoupling the Future of Electrification

When it comes to mobile heavy lifting applications, we are increasingly seeing that the electrification market can benefit from integrated, decoupled solutions. These solutions offer an alternative to...
On June 20, 2019

Low Drag Dynamic Sealing for Hydraulic Clutch Applications

As automatic transmissions become more advanced as a system, the components within must evolve as well. Performance drives the design and there are many factors that must mesh together to achieve the...
On June 18, 2019

Nitrogen Generation System Reduces Costs in Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing or 3D printing is a relatively new rapid manufacturing technology that has become mainstream in recent years. It covers a wide variety of processes used to produce a multitude...
On June 5, 2019

Why Right-Sizing Matters

As a concept, right-sizing is inherently linked to smart machine design, which brings about rewards such as optimised space, considerable savings on components and installation, inherent safety by...
On May 24, 2019

Two Common Methods of Electric Vehicle Battery Covers: Weigh the Pros and Cons

Electric vehicle battery covers pose unique sealing challenges in the automotive industry. The significant size of the sealing perimeter, the materials and size of the seal mating hardware, and the...
On May 9, 2019

Optimise your Connection of Pneumatic Manifolds to Industrial Networks

Manufacturing businesses have witnessed the rapid ascension of industrial networks, and in the pneumatics industry, there’s a real desire to ensure the benefits that connectivity can bring...
On April 24, 2019

Easy Steps to Installing and Configuring a CPS Sensor

This blog post will describe current best practice or optimising the installation of a continuous position sensor (CPS) on to a pneumatic linear actuator.   For the purposes of the guidance, we’ll use...
On April 11, 2019

Variable Frequency Drives Benefit Constant Speed Applications

Using a variable frequency drive (VFD) can be beneficial in many constant speed applications driven by electric motors, such as those that require controlled starting and have been historically served...
On March 6, 2019

Seal-Lok ORFS CNG Fittings Pass On-Vehicle Fire Safety Test

Plentiful in North America and relatively inexpensive, natural gas produces 30 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than gasoline or diesel, making it an ideal alternative fuel for a diverse range...
On December 11, 2018

How Oil Vapour in Ambient Air Affects Compressed Air Quality

Many companies, including those in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, manufacturing and electronics industries, recognize the negative effects on quality created by oil contact with...
On November 13, 2018

OEM Design Engineer's Guide to Specifying Hydraulic Cylinders

In today’s industrial manufacturing environment, hydraulic cylinders are complex devices that incorporate a wide range of components available in a multitude of sizes, configurations and materials....
On October 10, 2018

Metal-to-Plastic Conversion Benefits for Automotive Engineers

For automotive engineers looking to reduce vehicle weight, metal-to-plastic conversion is a win-win. At the highest level, injection plastic molds are capable of producing multiples of millions of...
On October 1, 2018

Parker Awarded the Esteemed IATF Certification 16949:2016

  We are pleased to announce that Parker Low Pressure Connector Europe Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has been awarded the new...
On September 27, 2018

Gearbox Test Rigs Need Reliable, High-Precision Parts

When it comes to gearbox test rigs deployed in the automotive and aerospace industries, one thing is certain - there is no margin for failure. A test rig or system that is unreliable or...
On September 24, 2018