Fittings

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

Process of Elimination When Identifying Hydraulic Hose Fittings

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 sealing...
On August 24, 2017

Three Key Words in Hydraulic Hose Sizing: I.D., Dash Size and Nomogram

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.) measures...
On August 17, 2017

The Hydraulic Hose Mystery - How is it Made?

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

Not All Hydraulic Hose Crimpers are the Same

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

The Advantages of No-Skive Versus Skive Hydraulic Hose Assemblies

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. In...
On July 27, 2017

The 411 on How an Application Impacts Hose Selection

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 hose...
On July 6, 2017

An Effective Way to Identify Hydraulic Fitting Orientation

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

Extreme Temperatures Are No Issue for Parker's Patented Metal Seal for ORFS Fittings

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 conveyance...
On June 15, 2017

Reduce Combustion Turbine Downtime with Leak-Free Extreme Temperature Fittings

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 issues for...
On May 23, 2017

Beyond Stainless Steel: Corrosion Resistant Alloys in the Oil and Gas Industry

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 impact...
On May 10, 2017

Non-Welded, Rapid Assembly Hydraulic Piping Solutions for Offshore Oil and Gas

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

Certified Natural Gas Vehicle and Fueling System Products

As we move into the future, the need for transportation is merging with society’s concerns about pollution, climate change, depletion of natural resources and the long-term sustainability of our...
On April 21, 2017

AN 37° Flare vs Industrial 37° Flare Fittings: What's the Difference?

Over the years, we have received quite a few inquiries regarding "AN" fittings. AN (Air Force - Navy Aeronautical Standard) and AND (Air Force - Navy Aeronautical Design Standard) are standards used...
On April 19, 2017

Five Most Important Factors You Need to Consider for Hydraulic Fittings

OEMs and fitting manufacturers are constantly finding new ways to stump us with different threads and new ways to seal them. Generally, however, when making hydraulic fitting connection choices today,...
On April 18, 2017

6 Tips to Improve Your Plumbing and Assembly of Hydraulic Tube, Hose and Port Connections

Designing a reliable, leak free, and easy to maintain hydraulic system is every engineer’s objective. Following these six basic techniques can ensure you achieve that objective every time.     1) Use...
On April 6, 2017

Hydraulic Hose 101: Fast Facts

Hydraulic hose is more complicated than it seems. There are many factors that go into designing, manufacturing, and testing high-quality hydraulic hoses. At Parker Hannifin Hose Products Division, we...
On March 30, 2017