Electromechanical

Struggling to Select the Right Encoder Feedback? Read this.

Various feedback devices are often offered as options on rotary servo motors. Feedback devices include optical incremental encoders, absolute incremental encoders and resolvers. Choosing the right...
On July 20, 2016

Tube Bending OEMs Embracing All-Electric Automation

The tube bending industry is seeing a migration from more traditional manual hydraulic process equipment to fully automated "all electric" machinery. Historically, tube bending operations have been...
On July 18, 2016

Life Science Instrument Makers Survey | Takeaways

We surveyed more than 300 engineers and business managers in the life sciences instrument industry and followed up the survey with individual interviews. The key takeaways from that...
On June 22, 2016

Challenges Facing Life Sciences Instrument Makers and Users | Survey Results

Cost, quality, regulatory challenges, safety and usability were the major near-term challenges identified in a recent survey of more than 300 engineers and business managers who work for life...
On June 8, 2016

Emerging Technologies in Life Sciences | Survey Highlights

Computer scientist Alan Kay is famous for saying “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” To gain a better understanding of what that future might look like, Parker Hannifin...
On May 25, 2016

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