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
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
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
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
On December 16, 2017
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’ 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
On October 24, 2017
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
On October 23, 2017
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
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
On August 31, 2017
Industrial machines and equipment are designed and manufactured in
every corner of the world. The hydraulic systems alone use
countless different types of fittings and adapters with different
On August 24, 2017
Sizing is the most basic and essential factor in hydraulic hose
selection. Sizing specifications for hydraulic hose include inner
diameter, outer diameter, and length. Outer diameter (O.D.)
On August 17, 2017
Hose manufacturers each use a diverse range of materials that can
result in a variety of hose styles. They design their hose and
coupling components to fit their own tolerances. Hoses from...
On August 10, 2017
Hydraulic hose crimpers come in all different sizes, performance
capabilities and cycle times. They range from simple, portable,
handheld devices that are designed for piecework to...
On August 3, 2017
Skiving refers to removing (or shaving) part of the hydraulic hose
cover and/or inner tube prior to attaching hose ends. No-skive
means the hose and fittings are designed to work without this step.
On July 27, 2017
When specifying hydraulic hose, you need to fully analyze the
application first and foremost. The application determines how your
hose assembly is going to be used, which has a direct impact on
On July 6, 2017
How do you determine the necessary hydraulic hose fitting when your
application involves connecting two bent hoses? When your fittings
are at an angle, understanding their orientation is critical....
On June 27, 2017
The tiniest equipment components are as critical as those a
thousand times their size. Particularly under extreme conditions,
every link in the chain, big or small, is on trial. The fluid
On June 15, 2017
All around the world, the cost of gas turbine downtime is a
critical issue in power generation applications. These tough
environments that operate under constant stress can cause serious
On May 23, 2017
From surgical equipment to cooking pans to skyscrapers, stainless
steel has transformed the world as we know it today. Stainless
steel is present in our daily lives and has made a significant
On May 10, 2017
Speed, consistency, durability, and safety: the four criteria you
seek for your offshore oil and gas piping
connections, particularly those occurring in deep water where
extreme pressure presents...
On April 27, 2017