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Theme Park Thrills Owe Much to Hydraulics and Accumulators

Most people enjoy theme parks as a place to get away from work, but for those in the hydraulics industry, they are a place to demonstrate their expertise. Behind many of the rides that make your...
On August 8, 2018

How to Apply Conductive Foil Masking Tape Before Painting

EMI (electromagnetic interference) is the disruption of the operation of an electronic device when it is near an electromagnetic field in the radio frequency spectrum that is caused by another...
On July 31, 2018

HVACR Tech Tip: How to Properly Clean a Condenser Coil

Condenser coil cleaning is one of those subjects in which there is much misdirection and misinformation being propagated by some manufacturers/distributors that has caused unfortunate confusion in the...
On July 31, 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

New Testing Results Give Way to Changing Specifications for Engine OEMs

Diesel and biodiesel engine manufacturers are moving toward electroless nickel plated connectors as part of their fuel system specification. We’ll tell you why.   Meeting the needs of changing...
On June 19, 2018

HVACR Tech Tip: What Every Technician Needs to Know About Refrigeration Oils

Here is some information concerning refrigeration oils that every HVACR technician will find useful. Oil types Mineral – a by-product in the distillation of crude oil to produce gasoline. Mineral...
On June 19, 2018

Semiconductor FFKM Offers Low Particle Generation AND Extreme Etch Resistance

In the world of semiconductor manufacturing, performance requirements are driving circuit sizes smaller and smaller, causing increased sensitivity to wafer defects. In parallel, the number...
On June 14, 2018

How Oil Changes are Impacting your Bottom Line

It’s not an exaggeration to say oil is the lifeblood of all machines. Commercial fleet vehicles, heavy machinery and large-scale power generation equipment all rely on clean engine oil to lubricate,...
On May 24, 2018

How to Calculate the Right O-Ring Size with the Parker O-Ring Selector

Two things are equally important for the reliable performance of an O-ring seal: the right size and the right material. Parker’s new O-Ring Selector is an engineering design tool that enables users...
On May 17, 2018

Know Your Pneumatics: Basics of Rodless Cylinders

Pneumatics have always played an important role in achieving maximised productivity for manufacturing automation applications and the technology is constantly evolving to solve engineering challenges. ...
On April 19, 2018

3 Microfiltration Processes that Reduce Microplastics in Bottled Water

Amidst the growing concern of the environmental impact of plastic waste, the World Health Organization has launched plans to investigate the potential hazards to health posed by ingestion of...
On April 6, 2018

Three Things to Consider When Choosing a Smart Sensor

The latest generation of smart sensors for actuators are able to share information with the controller, typically via technologies such as IO-Link. They can also receive commands and...
On March 15, 2018

O-Ring Selection Made Easy with the Parker O-Ring Selector

Two things are equally important for the reliable performance of an O-Ring seal: the right size and the right material. Parker’s new O-Ring Selector is an engineering tool that enables users to...
On February 28, 2018

Know Your Pneumatics: Continuous Position Sensing

The use of industrial networks to make sensors and actuators more intelligent has become common across modern factory environments, and the use of continuous position sensing is a pathway to achieving...
On February 20, 2018

Select the Best Sealing and Shielding for Linear Mechanics in Harsh Environments

Many factors must be considered when determining which linear actuator to use in an application. Besides technical specifications such as speed, acceleration and payload, there’s another...
On January 25, 2018

How to Achieve Safe Motion Control in ATEX Environments

Machinery and moving equipment is a vital element in all areas of modern automated industry, but what happens when the atmosphere in the working environment is potentially explosive?    All motion...
On January 23, 2018

10 Tips to Ensure Best Practice in the Installation of Condensate Pots

Condensate pots play a key role in maximising the accuracy of differential pressure flow measurement on steam or vapour applications. When installed correctly, these simple devices can significantly...
On January 17, 2018

How to Choose a Water Treatment System Supplier for Power Generation

Today, ultra-pure water is a primary concern for operators of new and existing combined cycle power generation plants. Whether you are an EPC engineer designing a new power plant or an...
On January 10, 2018

Most Popular Filtration Technology Blogs of 2017

2017 saw economic growth accelerate and the indicators suggest that trend will continue. This puts productivity initiatives high on the list of manufacturers, keen on taking full advantage of...
On January 4, 2018

Rapid Prototype Program Reduces Seal Project Lead Time

The O-Ring & Engineered Seals Division is now offering a rapid prototype program for solid and hollow spliced O-rings that will reduce lead times on small orders to improve sample and trial testing on...
On December 20, 2017