Electronics

The Basics of Microwave Absorber Materials

You’ve probably heard a bit about microwave absorbers and how they are used to reduce or absorb the energy that is present in a microwave. But what are they exactly? And how do they work? Go ahead,...
On December 12, 2018

New Compact Design Solves for Typical Check Valve Challenges

Check valves are commonly applied to a variety of load holding applications that are found, for example, in mobile equipment in mining, construction, or forestry. Typical thread in cartridge style...
On December 3, 2018

Solving EMI Issues in Mobile Electronic Devices

Mobile electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets require highly populated printed circuit boards (PCBs) to support their functionality and performance requirements in an...
On November 28, 2018

Equipment Display Simplifies Real Time Weight Calculations

Simplifying user interface and machine system design requires expertise and products. Often machines require a simple, cost effective weight measurement system to improve loading or processing of...
On November 27, 2018

The Future Is Now: electronica 2018 Wrap Up

The future of electronics are smart, safe, and secure thanks to technological advances in EMI shielding and thermal interface materials found at electronica. Every two years in Munich,...
On November 20, 2018

Position Sensing of Mechanical Components in Rail Increases Safety

Whether train driving is done manually or automatically, human being remains responsible for safety. Man is increasingly assisted by automatic means to control and communicate with his machine. This...
On November 14, 2018

How Oil Vapour in Ambient Air Affects Compressed Air Quality

Many companies, including those in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, manufacturing and electronics industries, recognize the negative effects on quality created by oil contact with...
On November 13, 2018

New at electronica 2018: CHOFORM 5575 Form-In-Place EMI Gasket

Parker Chomerics is delighted to debut CHOFORM® 5575, an all-new form-in-place EMI gasket at electronica, the world's leading trade fair and conference for electronics. Located in Munich,...
On November 7, 2018

7 Most Common EMI Shielding Elastomer Gasket Mounting Choices

There are many electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding elastomer gasket mounting techniques that offer designers reliable, cost-effective choices in both materials and component assembly. These...
On November 2, 2018

The Difference Between Thermal Conductivity and Thermal Impedance

Thermal Interface Materials (TIMs) are useful for thermal management in electronic components, as they enhance heat transfer from a heat-generating component to a heat dissipater, or heat sink. One...
On October 16, 2018

Key Technology Considerations for Dynamic Metrology Applications

Throughout the world, various types of metrology applications share a common need for increased precision. Metrology is the scientific study of measurement. Metrology applications take some type...
On October 11, 2018

Modern Digital Ecosystems Take Mobile Hydraulic Systems to a New Level

Not so long ago, only the largest OEMs could afford to develop complex proprietary control systems. But the recent introduction of versatile digital ecosystems connecting electronic control...
On October 3, 2018

Customizable Aircraft Fuel Pumps Reduce Cost and Boost Reliability

Parker Aerospace’s Fluid System Division has a long history of supplying fuel pumps to both the civilian and military aviation markets. Detailed analysis and testing, combined with extensive hours of...
On September 21, 2018

Hydraulic Traction Drive Systems Modernize Railway Vehicles

Since 1997, Chvalis, a premier distributor of Parker Hannifin based in the Czech Republic, has been focusing on the development and construction of hydraulic systems for the needs of general industry...
On September 20, 2018

Piston Pumps Deliver New Levels of Efficiency to Oil & Gas Market

Over the last several years, the trend in the oil and gas market has been the near constant decrease in oil prices. As prices continue to drop, companies must find ways to remain profitable...
On September 18, 2018

Utilizing Video Input to Improve Operational Safety of Heavy Equipment

The ability to see behind a machine and work area is crucial to improve safety in the operation of heavy equipment and machinery. Just as in automobiles, the capability to see behind a mine...
On August 27, 2018

Best Conductive Plastics: Five Things to Look For

Can electrically conductive plastics really replace traditional metal electronics enclosures? The answer is a resounding yes! There are very effective electrically conductive plastics available...
On August 23, 2018

Point-of-Care Testing Requires Microfluidic Precision

Point-of-care testing (POCT) is a rapidly expanding segment of the healthcare industry, especially for at-home care and disease management. This expansion is driven by an increasingly diverse array of...
On August 7, 2018

How to Apply Conductive Foil Masking Tape Before Painting

EMI (electromagnetic interference) is the disruption of the operation of an electronic device when it is near an electromagnetic field in the radio frequency spectrum that is caused by another...
On July 31, 2018

Using a Mobile Display as a Dynamic Numeric Keypad Input Device

Control of vehicle speed is important to equipment operators. The ability to accurately set the speed of a conveyor or roller in applications such as road paving or striping, crop sprayers and sugar...
On July 30, 2018