Fittings

What Are the Differences Between Pipe Threads and Straight Threads?

Traditionally, DOT-rated compression and push-to-connect fittings use American National Standard Taper Pipe Threads, referred to as NPTF pipe threads. NPTF or pipe fittings feature tapered...
On June 16, 2018

An Economical and Lightweight Option for the Air Brake System

Composite DOT-certified push-to-connect fittings are manufactured with a polymer body and brass screw threads and holding mechanisms. They utilize a collet to grip tubing, plus an elastomeric...
On June 15, 2018

The Advantages of Cartridges in Transportation Applications

From OEM component suppliers to heavy-duty truck manufacturers, there are advantages of using cartridges in transportation applications.  Cartridges are used across many markets including industrial,...
On June 15, 2018

Standard Water Blast Hose Solution or Safety? Now You Don’t Have to Choose

Over the past seven years, the water blast industry has witnessed significant positive progress in many areas of operation, most notably the area of safety. In September 2011, WJTA established a color...
On June 13, 2018

How Oil Changes are Impacting your Bottom Line

It’s not an exaggeration to say oil is the lifeblood of all machines. Commercial fleet vehicles, heavy machinery and large-scale power generation equipment all rely on clean engine oil to lubricate,...
On May 24, 2018

Digging Deeper: The Importance of Safety and Reliability in Underground Mining

The mining industry, known for its harsh and unforgiving environments, demands reliable, high quality equipment to ensure safety and efficiency. Longwall mining, which accounts for around 50% of total...
On May 24, 2018

Top Ten Tips for Hydraulic Hose Routing

Safety and performance are top considerations when using hydraulic hose. To guarantee productivity and prevent potential hazards in the work environment, proper installation is imperative. A safe work...
On May 17, 2018

OnSite Containers for Support Efficiency in a Space-Saving Design

In the fields of mobile technology and also in maritime and industrial applications, there is a rising demand for system solutions with the corresponding know-how, for the manufacture of pipe...
On May 9, 2018

What Every Hydraulic System Designer Ought to Know About ISO 18752

Managing pressure classes, hose sizes and product uniformity in different regions can be challenging for hydraulic system designers at large, global OEM companies. ISO 18752 makes the process...
On May 1, 2018

New Heavy Duty Fueling Receptacle Makes Fast-Fill Faster for CNG Trucks and Buses

Many fleet owners are turning to alternative fuels to reduce their environmental footprint and decrease fueling costs. According to a 2016 Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking prepared by...
On April 24, 2018

Recycling Hydraulic Hose Can Be Tricky

While more traditional materials like aluminum, copper, and other metals are recycled without difficulty at your local scrap-metal dealer, there isn’t an equivalent hydraulic hose collection...
On March 28, 2018

Why are Brass Fittings Preferred by Truck Manufacturers?

Like many industrial markets, the heavy truck market utilizes brass fittings for a variety of applications. With composite fittings gaining traction in the arena, why do many truck OEMs continue...
On March 15, 2018

How to Survive Six More Weeks of Snowplowing

If you are in the northern U.S., you probably know the Groundhog warned us about six more weeks of winter. Snowplow operators – you can keep winter at bay (and prevent headaches) with...
On February 26, 2018

Optimize Hydraulic Systems with Top Fluid & Gas Handling Blogs of 2017

As we look back on 2017, increased demand contributed to technology advancements and higher productivity across a range of industries including oil and gas, power generation, life...
On January 20, 2018

Innovation Takes Center Stage in 2017 Best Mousetrap Competition

Each summer, Parker engineering and business development experts from around the world gather at the company’s headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio to showcase their group’s portfolio of innovative new...
On December 16, 2017

Tapping Into Water Quality at a Public Facility

Having potable water at our fingertips is something many of us take for granted. For those in facility management, this can be a significant challenge. Water pressure, temperature,...
On December 14, 2017

MegaBots Development Is Faster and More Efficient with ParkerStore Onsite Container and PTS

MegaBots’ Eagle Prime is a 16-foot-tall, internally piloted humanoid fighting robot that battles on an epic-scale. MegaBots’ giant fighting robots are the brainchild of engineers Gui Cavalcanti and...
On October 24, 2017

OSHA Rule Limits Silica Dust Exposure

In an effort to improve worker safety, the United States Occupational Health and Safety Association (OSHA) has issued a Final Rule to limit occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica...
On October 23, 2017

A Closer Look at O-ring Face Seal, 37° Flare, and 24° Flareless Fittings

When a customer asks me which fitting to use, I start by asking for more details about the application. Some of the things I tell them to consider are ease of installation, temperature, reusability,...
On September 19, 2017

Factors to Consider When Selecting Hydraulic Fittings and Tube

Creating reliable and leak-free connections should always be a primary goal for any hydraulic system. There are many different types and styles of fittings from which to choose. Regardless of what...
On August 31, 2017