Electromechanical

High-load Rodless Actuators Powering the Factory Automation Revolution

The arguments advocating more automation in our factories and process plants are gaining momentum and translating into a revolution in production environments.  Parker designs automated linear motion...
On September 24, 2019

Engineering Alumni Shares Value of Motion and Control Lab Experience

Parker has always valued outstanding graduates who have the potential to become a part of the global team. Parker looks for leading candidates who are highly adaptable and have been provided with an...
On September 20, 2019

Shift in Linear Actuator Design Fueled by Newer Generation

It’s no secret that the Millennial Generation’s practices and preferences are shifting consumer product design and marketing messages across the board. But how does that trend affect product design in...
On September 5, 2019

Food Grade Gearhead Motor Solves Problem for Packaging Manufacturer

Gearhead motors can be ideal for the food and packaging industries if they are selected with several key features. A manufacturer of machines for gluing, fill, sealing and diverting food...
On August 13, 2019

VFD Eliminates Bottleneck in Canning Plant

How do you eliminate a bottleneck in a food and beverage canning plant?  Apply good engineering design and use a variable frequency drive solution. Beverage bottling or canning has always been a...
On August 9, 2019

Choosing the Right Rotary Servo Feedback Device - Part 3

This is the final of a three-part series that spoke to the various feedback devices that are provided as options on Parker Servo Motors. Part 1 & Part 2 provided the basic theory of operation for the...
On July 31, 2019

Choose the Right Screw Drive Train With Actuator Performance Calculator

There is no “one size fits all” drive train linear actuator technology for every application. In reality, the selection of different types of linear motion systems depends entirely on what is most...
On July 1, 2019

How Using Electric Linear Actuators Can Save You Money

It’s well documented that creating compressed air for use by pneumatic cylinders is not a particularly cost-effective process, largely as a result of generator and system inefficiencies. With accounts...
On July 1, 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

Hannover 2019: Partnering with Customers to Increase Productivity and Profitability through Engineering Innovation

Want to know how we partnered with customers to increase productivity and profitability through engineering innovation? The Parker Hannifin stand experienced a busy and successful week at Hannover...
On May 16, 2019

Essential Tools to Complete Your T-Slot Aluminum Framing Design

In an industrial manufacturing environment, t-slot framing is often used for workstations, machine guarding, enclosures, tables, carts and more. When you have your initial idea for building with...
On April 11, 2019

High Performance Drives Can Achieve Optimal Control of Cast Film Lines

Stretch films are essential in the packaging industry as they provide a versatile and high-quality solution for packing products in a safe and economical way. Film is produced by a flat die extrusion...
On April 4, 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

Improving Hydraulic Systems for Better Performance and Energy Efficiency

For a long time, the use of hydraulic power in industrial processes has been associated with its traditional benefits: high power density, precise control, and long-term performance. Yet...
On February 12, 2019

Overhauling a Soap Production Line in Record Time

Although the basic recipe for the solid soap bar has not varied much for decades, the process of making this basic commodity has changed significantly since the advent of industrialisation....
On February 1, 2019

Top 9 Parker Blogs of 2018

2018 marked Parker's strongest year of financial performance in the company's history (view Annual Report in "Related Posts" at the end of the blog). Our focus on solving some of the world’s...
On January 15, 2019

Practical Applications for Precision Electromechanics in Photonics

In a world of constant technological advances, the photonics industry is seeing rapid growth with no signs of a slow-down. Photonics is the branch of technology concerned with the properties and...
On January 4, 2019

Improve Safety and Air Quality in Europe’s Largest Underground Car Park

The renewal of the entire ventilation system in the underground car park serving the largest European business district, was not limited to the simple replacement of filters and some...
On December 13, 2018

Solutions for Reducing Noise on the Factory Floor

Maintaining a safe and productive work environment should be a top priority in any facility. More and more companies are putting programs in place to improve the working environment and...
On November 13, 2018

Key Technology Considerations for Dynamic Metrology Applications

Throughout the world, various types of metrology applications share a common need for increased precision. Metrology is the scientific study of measurement. Metrology applications take some type...
On October 11, 2018