Over the past few years, market demand has increased for mobile
equipment that is powerful and more efficient. In response to this
trend, an OEM of sugarcane harvesters began a redesign of...
On October 9, 2019
I had a brief career in construction. We used an old hydraulic
manlift for elevated projects, and it had a problem – we would
start the day eye-level with our work, and after an hour would
On October 3, 2019
With increasing numbers of industries switching from traditional
internal combustion engine (ICE) driven mobile machinery to
electric, Parker has set about addressing concerns associated with
On September 26, 2019
Today, most connected things belong to the consumer IoT (with
smartphones topping the list). But another, less visible industrial
IoT, with its heavy-duty infrastructure (such as power...
On September 26, 2019
Often times hydraulic components can begin to act differently or
unpredictably when the conditions of the hydraulic system change
from the expected. In some cases, when hydraulic flow is either
On September 25, 2019
Backhoes are used more often in construction projects than larger
pieces of equipment because of their agility and versatility.
Backhoes can navigate narrow roads and tighter worksite...
On September 23, 2019
When it comes to hoses and cold weather performance, force to flex
is not as important as actual hose construction. In harsh winter
temperatures, hose construction materials can be a major
On September 19, 2019
A common goal shared by virtually all industrial manufacturing
businesses is to assure safe and clean air quality throughout their
production facilities. Using an inadequate air filtration system
On July 30, 2019
Bain’s projections show that the Internet of Things (IoT) market
will grow to $520 billion in 2021. Specific to the construction
market, 6.8 million connected heavy construction machines will...
On July 16, 2019
Formed hose and hose/tube assemblies have long been used to solve
fluid handling system design challenges such as installation in
confined areas or those necessitating a tight bend radius. While
On July 3, 2019
Air conditioning lines are one of the most critical components in
an A/C system. They work as the central hub to deliver both gas and
liquid refrigerant throughout the system. For a variety of...
On June 20, 2019
Have you had problems with your polyurethane seals degrading,
especially when exposed to higher heat creating the need to replace
your seals more often than you would like? As you probably know,
On April 16, 2019
Mobile equipment manufacturers are always striving to get the most
out of their machines without overburdening the system with costly
and complex mechanics. Moreover, performance expectations are...
On April 4, 2019
Check valves are unseen and undervalued. These valves are found in
just about every mobile and industrial hydraulic system on the
planet. Simply put, if there’s a pump, most likely you will find...
On April 4, 2019
Frequently when designing simple hydraulic circuits that utilize
low-cost solutions, system designers will often use fixed
displacement pumps. One challenge associated with the use of...
On February 28, 2019
Polyurethanes have been around for decades as a seal material for
high pressure reciprocating mobile hydraulic applications. Original
equipment manufacturers select it as their “go to” seal...
On January 22, 2019
Projects related to the construction or building's life cycle are
increasingly complex and fast. The number of trades involved in the
life of an industrial building is always larger and more...
On December 26, 2018
The ever-changing industrial Internet of Things has revolutionized
the traditional landscape and business model of the construction
machinery industry. Domestic and foreign parts and service
On December 14, 2018
Check valves are commonly applied to a variety of load-holding
applications that are found, for example, in mobile equipment in
mining, construction, or forestry. Typical thread in cartridge
On December 3, 2018
Simplifying user interface and machine system design requires
expertise and products. Often machines require a simple, cost
effective weight measurement system to improve loading or
On November 27, 2018