Electromechanical
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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Synchronous Motors put Swiss-type Machine Builder Ahead in Space Race
Modern Swiss-type lathes have evolved from simple screw machines to high-precision, high-production machines and are now widely used across many industries to completely machine small parts, even...
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How VFD Technology on Hydraulic Power Units Helps Improve Performance | Case Study
Combining electronic and hydraulic technologies can add efficiency and functionality to machinery and processes that use hydraulic pressure to operate. The hydraulic power unit (HPU), a workhorse...
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New Winding Technology for Paper Converting Delivers Energy Savings
The advancements in hydraulics and variable speed drives (VSD) were running in parallel for many years but on opposite sides of the fence from each other in solving paper converting...
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Specifying a Motor for a Hazardous Location? What You Need to Know
Hazardous locations are operating environments in which explosive or ignitable vapors or dust are present, or are likely to become present. It is normal for various processing applications where gas,...
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How Collaboration With Manufacturers Will Help You Perform Better
Momentum behind Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is continuing with a growing number of smart device/product manufacturers developing sensors that communicate wirelessly...
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A New Approach to Machine Design and Actuator Specification
Machine design challenges Pressures to reduce overhead costs and maximize profitability have forced original equipment manufacturers and machine builders to significantly reduce their...
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Meeting Demand for Efficient Automotive Vehicle Testing & Dynamometers
The automotive vehicle industry has experienced introductions of several new technologies and upgrades. One significant example is the rising amount of electrical content per vehicle. Testing...
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Four Key Characteristics to Help Specify the Right Linear Drive Train
When it comes to linear actuators, selecting the right drive technology can be a precise balancing act as there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution. Due to the breadth of applications – from automated...
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A Simple Guide to Benefits of Electromechanical Technology
Linear actuators are typically grouped into two principal types: fluid power actuators that operate on differential pressure, and electromechanical actuators driven by an electric motor. Increasingly,...
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Select the Best Sealing and Shielding for Linear Mechanics in Harsh Environments
Many factors must be considered when determining which linear actuator to use in an application. Besides technical specifications such as speed, acceleration and payload, there’s another...
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How to Achieve Safe Motion Control in ATEX Environments
Machinery and moving equipment is a vital element in all areas of modern automated industry, but what happens when the atmosphere in the working environment is potentially explosive?  All...
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