Electronics

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

How VFD Technology on Hydraulic Power Units Helps Improve Performance | Case Study

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 History and Pedigree of Parker Aerospace Fluid Systems Division Fuel Pumps

For over 40 years, the Fluid Systems Division (FSD) of Parker Aerospace has been designing and building aircraft fuel boost and transfer pumps at its Elyria, Ohio, facility located just southwest of...
On July 9, 2018

New Optical-Based System Will Transform Aircraft Fuel Measurement

Modern aviation owes much of its success to gas turbine engines that convert fuel into massive thrust, enabling large passenger aircraft to travel long distances at high speeds. Jet engines, however,...
On July 5, 2018

New Winding Technology for Paper Converting Delivers Energy Savings

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

Calling All Puzzle Experts: Why Package Level EMI Shielding Makes Sense

As consumers demand faster processing speeds, high-resolution pictures, and a longer battery life, mobile electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets require highly-populated printed...
On June 22, 2018

HVACR Tech Tip: What Every Technician Needs to Know About Refrigeration Oils

Here is some information concerning refrigeration oils that every HVACR technician will find useful. Oil types Mineral – a by-product in the distillation of crude oil to produce gasoline. Mineral...
On June 19, 2018

Design Decisions Relating to EMC Shielding

When approaching the problem of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) the electronic design engineer quite often considers it to be a secondary issue that can be dealt with once the device is...
On May 22, 2018

Ten Dos and Don'ts of Applying Variable Speed Drives to Hydraulic Pumps

Inefficient energy allocation, heat generation and noise are typical concerns among facility engineers in manufacturing environments. Parker’s new variable speed drive solution, called Drive...
On May 17, 2018

Lifters Designed with Rotary Actuators Dump Waste More Effectively

Looking for ways to reduce worker compensation claims and improve route times, amongst other benefits, some municipalities and waste companies look to design changes from refuse truck OEMs to...
On April 10, 2018