For a machine designer, flexibility means highly configurable and
adaptable components that can allow for slight variations without
demanding major design changes. When applying these demands to...
On September 27, 2016
Design engineers developing applications using servo motors and
gearheads must lend consideration to thermal issues. Machine
performance requirements have become significantly more demanding,
On August 31, 2016
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
On July 20, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
On April 14, 2016
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
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 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
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
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
On January 5, 2016
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
On January 4, 2016
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
On December 1, 2015
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
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
On October 29, 2015