Electromechanical

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

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

How Engineers Helped Ohio State Win EcoCAR3 Phase 1

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 has a...
On July 10, 2015

Outsourcing Megatrend Driving Change in Life Science Robotics

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

Life Science Robotics Driving Megatrend #2

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 an...
On June 30, 2015

First of 3 Megatrends Driving Change in Life Science Robotics

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 GVM Electric Motor Competes in Isle of Man Electric Motorcycle Race

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

The Power of Gears to Lower Motion System Cost

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 enable...
On June 2, 2015

Designing a Low-cost Actuator for Harsh Environments

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

Critical Facts to Know About HMIs

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 perform...
On April 30, 2015

Let Automation Come to You

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 Helps Grid Systems Bank on Renewable Energy

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 renewables...
On February 10, 2015

Helping Robots Get a Grip on Delicate Products

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

How Three Auto Plants Found Savings Through Cleaner Welding

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