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...
On April 19, 2018
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
On February 28, 2018
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.
On February 15, 2018
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...
On January 25, 2018
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...
On January 23, 2018
With its high power density and flexible mounting capabilities,
permanent magnet direct drive servo motors like the Parker PM-DD
series have a proven track record in many manufacturing
On January 10, 2018
2017 marked Parker Hannifin's Centennial year in business. It
all started back in March of 1917, in a machine shop which built
pneumatic brake systems for trucks, trains, buses and...
On January 9, 2018
When people hear the word vacuum, most think about the machines
used to clean your home. However, there’s an entirely different
meaning in manufacturing that helps enhance how we live our daily
On October 18, 2017
The basic theory of operation for brushless servo motors revolves
around the principles of magnetism where like poles repel and
opposite poles attract. There are two magnetic sources found within
On October 5, 2017
A cleanroom is an environment maintained to ensure minimal levels
of environmental pollutants such as dust, airborne microbes,
aerosol particles, and chemical vapors. It is critical for...
On September 20, 2017
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
On August 30, 2017
Now OEMs and users can remotely monitor and control factory
automation displays from anywhere in the world with a phone or
tablet and an internet connection. Parker has released the Remote
On August 29, 2017
Have you ever seen the term “Information Anywhere” and wondered
exactly what it means? We chose this terminology carefully, so it’s
more than a mere tag line. Basically, the term refers to...
On August 28, 2017
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 August 24, 2017
We have nearly reached the half way point between SLAS 2017 and
SLAS 2018. What better time to close out a review of the
Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening 2017 show with a
look at the...
On August 23, 2017
A common method of coiling and uncoiling processed steel web is
center winding. Steel coilers are powered by electric variable
speed drives and motors. Large motors are usually selected...
On August 9, 2017
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 August 1, 2017
Centralized machine control is more than a control architectural
scheme, it’s the first step to enabling Industrial Internet of
Things (IIoT). The Parker Automation Controller (PAC) provides...
On July 18, 2017
Most engineers recognize that gearheads can be used to create a
better inertia match between the object that is being moved and the
motor being driven. Put simply, it is dictated by the gearhead
On June 8, 2017
Today, virtually everything we buy has at some point been on a
commercial freight truck, traversing countries and even continents
to reach us, the consumer. Commercial vehicle manufacturers are...
On April 25, 2017