Electronics

Discover a New Electrically Conductive Flame Retardant Plastic

Electrically conductive plastics continue to provide reliable EMI shielding in a wide variety of applications. Specifically, thermoplastics can overtake bulky metal enclosures due to their superior...
On October 17, 2019

6 Benefits of Overmolded Covers for Aerospace and Defense Applications

It's no surprise that electronic enclosures and housings in aerospace and defense applications are built to meet the most stringent of military standards. These include but are not limited to...
On October 10, 2019

New Hydraulic System on Sugarcane Harvester Exceeds Performance Goals

Over the past few years, market demand has increased for mobile equipment that is powerful and more efficient. In response to this trend, an OEM of sugarcane harvesters began a redesign of...
On October 9, 2019

The Fundamentals of Applying Electrohydraulic Valves

The basics of electrohydraulic valves are easy to understand: they are electrically operated valves that control how hydraulic fluid is sent to actuators. However, to apply electrohydraulic valves...
On September 30, 2019

Electrification Put to the Test

With increasing numbers of industries switching from traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) driven mobile machinery to electric, Parker has set about addressing concerns associated with proving...
On September 26, 2019

Observations From the Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo NA

Another Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Tech Expo North America has concluded and it is evident that this show has grown by leaps and bounds. In just a few years since Parker Hannifin has started...
On September 25, 2019

Engine Power Management in Construction Equipment

Backhoes are used more often in construction projects than larger pieces of equipment because of their agility and versatility. Backhoes can navigate narrow roads and tighter worksite...
On September 23, 2019

Subsystems and Subcomponents are Critical to OEM Instrumentation Design

A subsystem is a self-contained module within a larger system. Often in the life sciences market space, manufacturers look for partners that specialize in a specific industry to design and supply...
On September 17, 2019

The Importance of Reliable Thermal Management in the Marine Industry

Reliable cooling is a decisive factor for production, particularly in the marine industry. It is responsible for ensuring adequate temperatures in the turbine, the electronics racks and on the...
On September 10, 2019

Why is Outgassing Critical in Optics and Electronics Applications?

For some applications, a critical component of selecting a seal material is a phenomenon known as “outgassing”. However, even within the elastomer community, outgassing is not something that...
On August 8, 2019

Viscosity vs. Flow Rate - Which Is Best in Thermal Interface Materials?

A common question often asked by our customers is the reason why flow rate is reported on datasheets of liquid-dispensed thermal interface materials instead of viscosity. And it’s a fair...
On July 17, 2019

How Smart Sensors Optimize Mobile Equipment Performance Through the IoT

The design and deployment of aerial lifts, truck-mounted cranes, telehandlers, scissor lifts, man lifts and other modes of vehicular material handling demands two requirements above all others:...
On July 16, 2019

Point-of-Care Testing Requires Microfluidic Precision

Point-of-care testing (POCT) is a rapidly expanding segment of the healthcare industry. This expansion is driven by an increasingly diverse array of advanced medical diagnostic equipment that can be...
On July 8, 2019

Why You Should Single-Source EMI Shielding Materials

  EMI shielding of electronics using thermoplastic housings traditionally has been a complex and costly process. Today, OEMs not only have to meet form, fit and function requirements, but also must...
On June 26, 2019

What Does State-of-the-art Mean for Functional Safety Control Systems?

Machine builders in the European market know that their machines must meet the requirements of the machinery directive if they want to be CE marked and sold. This is not news to anyone. But are...
On June 19, 2019

Aircraft Fly-by-Wire Flight Control Actuation Systems

The evolution of fly-by-wire flight control actuation systems has dramatically changed the way an aircraft performs many of its functions. A pilot’s actions are now converted to electrical signals...
On June 12, 2019

Electric Motor-Driven Smart Pumps Support More-Electric Aircraft

Commercial aircraft original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have been building more-electric aircraft – or MEA – for over a decade. MEA are aircraft that rely on electric power to...
On June 12, 2019

Nitrogen Generation System Reduces Costs in Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing or 3D printing is a relatively new rapid manufacturing technology that has become mainstream in recent years. It covers a wide variety of processes used to produce a multitude...
On June 5, 2019

Hydraulic Powerpacks Offer Size and Weight Advantages for Aircraft OEMs

As today’s aviation designers strive for greater aircraft fuel, weight, and space efficiencies, scalable hydraulic powerpacks are taking center stage as innovative and highly reliable solutions that...
On May 23, 2019

What's the Difference Between Volumetric Flow and Mass Flow?

What type of flow measuring device should I use? This is a recurring question. The choice is bounded by customer needs, product variables and different technologies available on the market today. It’s...
On May 7, 2019