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
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
We’ve updated you on how Parker’s global vehicle motor has been
applied in various motor vehicle competitions, but this post makes
us particularly happy. Being an Ohio-based company that also
On July 10, 2015
With corporate trends towards “jobless recoveries” and reducing the
ratio of fixed expenses relative to variable expenses, more Life
Science instrument companies are choosing to outsource...
On July 7, 2015
Personalized medicine — a second megatrend affecting automation and
robotics in Life Sciences — employs diagnostic testing to help
select the most appropriate therapy based on the genetic makeup of
On June 30, 2015
This post kicks off a series focusing on the drivers of robotics
and automation in Life Science and how the market is changing. The
series will dig into three megatrends that are transforming...
On June 23, 2015
Parker’s high performance Global Vehicle Motor (GVM) electric motor
has been tested through many electric vehicle competitions, but one
race happening June 10, 2015 on the Isle of Man in the Irish...
On June 8, 2015
Gearing is used in only one-third of the motion control systems
currently in service. Gearless system owners take note: using a
gearhead with a servo motor or using an integrated gearmotor can
On June 2, 2015
Using high-quality actuator components can protect industrial
equipment designers—and the users of their products—from a lot of
grief. Harsh environments that can damage equipment exteriors...
On May 12, 2015
To work well on the production floor, a human machine interface
(HMI) must provide a reliable and responsive operator interface
sturdy enough for industrial applications. To do this, it must
On April 30, 2015
In today’s modern, fast-paced business environment it is becoming
ever more challenging for engineers to spare the precious time
needed to visit trade shows. With more and more business being...
On March 18, 2015
Energy storage has shown remarkable growth over the past few years,
and that’s likely to continue into the foreseeable future.
Considering the benefits storage offers to grid quality when
On February 10, 2015
Grippers, end effectors and sensors make the robot. No matter how
sophisticated the programming of this powerful equipment, unless
the product to be manipulated is handled the way its...
On January 20, 2015
Welding is not a clean process. Weld spatter and water expulsion
are two inescapable byproducts. At least that’s what the managers
of three Canadian automotive plants believed before learning...
On December 23, 2014