Thanks to our loyal followers for all of the interest in the topics
covered in this blog over the past year. In examining the most-read
blog posts over the course of 2019, it becomes obvious that...
On January 14, 2020
How do you eliminate a bottleneck in a food and beverage canning
plant? Apply good engineering design and use a variable
frequency drive solution. Beverage bottling or canning has always
On August 9, 2019
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
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
A common method of coiling and uncoiling processed steel web is
center winding. Steel coilers are powered by electric variable
speed drives and motors. Large motors are usually selected...
On August 9, 2017
You are already interested in variable speed pump drives, which
save up to 70 percent energy compared to conventional drive
solutions. But you are still hesitant due to their greater
On June 6, 2017
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
In today’s modern, fast-paced business environment it is becoming
ever more challenging for engineers to spare the precious time
needed to visit trade shows. With more and more business being...
On March 18, 2015
What better place to showcase the latest innovations in automation
- motion and control - but the Swiss technology trade show, SINDEX
– opening its doors from September 2 to 4, 2014 in...
On August 20, 2014
Using an AC variable frequency drive (VFD) to control a large air
compressor in a pump manufacturing plant not only helped the plant
save energy, it also resulted in the air compressor running...
On May 27, 2014
Can a variable frequency drive help an airline slash the use of
energy in its flight simulators? When British Airways wanted to cut
the energy consumption of its flight simulator cells, an approach
On April 24, 2014
Consider a variable frequency drive (VFD) to provide a quiet,
energy-saving operation on a hydraulic power unit (HPU). An HPU can
make for an interesting example of a hybrid system that...
On April 22, 2014
A variety of practical series hybrid vehicles applications are
currently available. Parker has partnered with customers to design
light weight, efficient power conversion devices that enhance
On April 22, 2014
Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) are used in many applications
where motors drive fans and pumps. In one case, a city in South
Carolina is using VFDs as a reliable alternative to obsolete
On April 17, 2014
Previously, we discussed the advantages of the series hybrid
vehicle architecture over parallel hybrid designs that results in
superior fuel savings and reduced emissions. Now we will examine
On April 15, 2014
Significant reductions in emissions and improved fuel economy have
led to a rapid increase in the popularity of hybrid technology in
both vehicles and equipment. Advances in power...
On April 8, 2014
It might surprise you how quickly the face of industrial automation
is changing. Technologies such as more advanced drives,
FieldBus-based pneumatic installations and piezo-actuated valves
On November 12, 2013
Electromechanical is the technology of controlling mechanical
devices via electricity. Parker electromechanical systems and
components improve precision and increase
On January 20, 2010