Electromechanical

Roller Wheel Bearing Linear Actuators | Pros and Cons

Most engineers are comfortable with the qualities of square rail bearing linear actuators and they use them regularly for motion support. Let's take a quick moment to discuss the pros and cons...
On May 16, 2016

Choosing Between Steel or Aluminum Structural Framing? Read this.

Are you on the fence about structural framing for your machine? Despite the many presentations, articles, and forums that provide helpful pieces of information for engineers approaching this fork in...
On May 5, 2016

Renewable Energy Generation: The Importance of Energy Storage

It has been reassuring to see the trend towards renewable energy developing over the past decade, proving that we are becoming more sustainable. Public opinion appears to have exerted...
On May 3, 2016

How Answering 6 Key Questions Will Improve Your Motion Control Strategy

Whether searching for a partner or planning to do the work internally, to bring motion and control value to your next development project, verify that the team has the right tools and skills to...
On April 14, 2016

AC Drives Accelerate Automatic Cable Winding Machine | Case Study

Meccanica Nicoletti, a leading Italian designer and manufacturer of automated machines for winding and unwinding cable needed to improve winding performance on its latest generation of Automat...
On April 12, 2016

Linear Motors | Servo Drives | PAC and More: SLAS 2016 Featured Products

It was a busy three days in San Diego at the recent Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) show as we talked about the new products and new technology on display at the Parker...
On February 16, 2016

Data Management | Linear Motors | Robotics | SLAS 2016 Themes

Data management, linear motors, robotics and globalization were four areas of high interest at the recent fifth annual Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) conference in...
On February 11, 2016

How to Select the Right Motors & Drives for High Speed Spindle Applications

Need some tips for selecting the optimum motor & drive combination for your latest high-speed spindle application? Read on to find out why this oft-misunderstood process is far simpler than you think....
On February 10, 2016

Talented Engineering Students Build Race-Winning Solar Powered Car

When students from the Polytech Clermont-Ferrand engineering school in Auvergne, France were challenged to develop a prototype solar powered electric car, they turned to Parker engineers for help. ...
On January 5, 2016

The Top 10 Most-Read Technology Blog Posts of 2015

It was a roller coaster year for the global industrial manufacturing and engineering community. At Parker, we are making a difference by sharing knowledge across each of our technology platforms to...
On January 4, 2016

5 Reasons to Control your Compressor with a Variable Frequency Drive

Recent improvements to Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) feature sets mean they now offer more than just their well-known energy savings capability, particularly when paired with a motor/compressor...
On December 1, 2015

Wearables: Redefining the Potential of Healthcare Devices

From popular pedometers to life-changing glucose monitors, more and more people are adopting medical technologies they can wear. Over 20% of consumers claim to have purchased a wearable device,...
On November 5, 2015

Is Industry 4.0 Driving the Need for Smarter Motion Control Products?

The collective term Industry 4.0 refers to the fourth industrial revolution, typically described as the computerization of manufacturing—or in other words, the merging of traditional automation with...
On October 29, 2015

Automated Bottle Sorting | Simplifying Returnable Assets

Most people of a certain age have childhood memories of returning beverage bottles to their neighborhood store and getting back their deposit coins, which were usually just enough to invest in an...
On September 1, 2015

How VFD Controls Pumps to Prevent Flooding | Case Study

A forward thinking holiday caravan park took an innovative and proactive approach to flood management when they used a variable frequency drive (VFD) to control a unique pumping system. Living in the...
On July 20, 2015

How Engineers Helped Ohio State Win EcoCAR3 Phase 1

We’ve updated you on how Parker’s global vehicle motor has been applied in various motor vehicle competitions, but this post makes us particularly happy.  Being an Ohio-based company that also has a...
On July 10, 2015

Outsourcing Megatrend Driving Change in Life Science Robotics

With corporate trends towards “jobless recoveries” and reducing the ratio of fixed expenses relative to variable expenses, more Life Science instrument companies are choosing to outsource...
On July 7, 2015

Life Science Robotics Driving Megatrend #2

Personalized medicine — a second megatrend affecting automation and robotics in Life Sciences — employs diagnostic testing to help select the most appropriate therapy based on the genetic makeup of an...
On June 30, 2015

First of 3 Megatrends Driving Change in Life Science Robotics

This post kicks off a series focusing on the drivers of robotics and automation in Life Science and how the market is changing. The series will dig into three megatrends that are transforming...
On June 23, 2015

Parker's GVM Electric Motor Competes in Isle of Man Electric Motorcycle Race

Parker’s high performance Global Vehicle Motor (GVM) electric motor has been tested through many electric vehicle competitions, but one race happening June 10, 2015 on the Isle of Man in the Irish...
On June 8, 2015