Computer scientist Alan Kay is famous for saying “The best way to
predict the future is to invent it.” To gain a better understanding
of what that future might look like, Parker Hannifin...
On May 25, 2016
Most engineers are comfortable with the qualities of square rail
bearing linear actuators and they use them regularly for motion
support. Let's take a quick moment to discuss the pros and cons...
On May 16, 2016
It has been reassuring to see the trend towards renewable energy
developing over the past decade, proving that we are becoming more
sustainable. Public opinion appears to have exerted...
On May 3, 2016
Whether searching for a partner or planning to do the work
internally, to bring motion and control value to your next
development project, verify that the team has the right tools and
On April 14, 2016
Meccanica Nicoletti, a leading Italian designer and manufacturer of
automated machines for winding and unwinding cable needed to
improve winding performance on its latest generation of Automat...
On April 12, 2016
It was a busy three days in San Diego at the recent Society for
Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) show as we talked about
the new products and new technology on display at the Parker...
On February 16, 2016
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