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...
On July 24, 2018
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...
On July 16, 2018
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...
On June 29, 2018
In radiographic tilting beds the table upon which the patient
is placed needs to be moved and controlled with smooth
precision. In this type of application, servo motors and drives
play a key role....
On May 23, 2018
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
On May 2, 2018
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...
On April 25, 2018
Machine design challenges Pressures to reduce overhead cost and
maximize profitability have forced original equipment manufacturers
and machine builders to significantly reduce their...
On April 25, 2018
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
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