Point-of-care testing (POCT) is a rapidly expanding segment of
the healthcare industry. This expansion is driven by an
increasingly diverse array of advanced medical diagnostic equipment
that can be...
On July 8, 2019
Formed hose and hose/tube assemblies have long been used to solve
fluid handling system design challenges such as installation in
confined areas or those necessitating a tight bend radius. While
On July 3, 2019
Liquid valves are a critical component in the next generation of
analytical equipment used for clinical diagnostics, analytical
chemistry, environmental monitoring, agent detection, and other
On June 27, 2019
Market globalization, increased regulatory requirements, more
educated consumers, and today’s cultural demand for immediate
results and satisfaction are fueling the whirlwind pace of
On June 27, 2019
Air conditioning lines are one of the most critical components in
an A/C system. They work as the central hub to deliver both gas and
liquid refrigerant throughout the system. For a variety of...
On June 20, 2019
Representing up to 40% of the electricity consumed by a company,
compressed air is a fluid with many challenges. Poor management of
this fluid and/or the design of its distribution network results...
On June 18, 2019
When selecting the right coupling, the frequency of hose connection
and disconnection is a major factor in the type of coupler that
should be used. For example, at workstations where pneumatic...
On June 18, 2019
Ready or not, the age of the ‘smart’ factory is upon us in ways
only a few short years ago were inconceivable. Today, any
industrial sector business whose plant floor is not online may well
On June 11, 2019
Every year, students from all over the world come to compete in the
National Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge. Previously named the
"Parker Chainless Challenge," this competition has grown to...
On June 6, 2019
In the vast universe of manufacturing, machine performance is often
the difference between a delay and on-time delivery; downtime and
productivity; profit and loss. Ensuring peak performance out...
On June 4, 2019
A self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) has long been standard
equipment for firefighters, rescue personnel and divers. SCBA has
even found its way into the health care industry for use by...
On May 31, 2019
Want to know how we partnered with customers to increase
productivity and profitability through engineering innovation? The
Parker Hannifin stand experienced a busy and successful week at
On May 16, 2019
What type of flow measuring device should I use? This is a
recurring question. The choice is bounded by customer needs,
product variables and different technologies available on the
market today. It’s...
On May 7, 2019
Products used in the rigorous oil and gas industry must be
resilient and of high quality to properly support these complex
operations. Hoses and connections need to be safe, versatile and
On April 10, 2019
Check valves are unseen and undervalued. These valves are found in
just about every mobile and industrial hydraulic system on the
planet. Simply put, if there’s a pump, most likely you will find...
On April 4, 2019
Valve technology has come a long way with many available features.
Gas and liquid multimedia valves that are used in chemical analysis
such as Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) and
On March 8, 2019
Reliability is the quality of being trustworthy or of performing
consistently well. Here at Parker, we’ve made reliability the focus
of our products since the company was established; this has...
On March 7, 2019
We head into work each day with the expectation that we’ll put in
our time and labor and then return home to our families safe and
sound. The reality though is millions of Americans fall victim...
On March 6, 2019
Piping systems are required to be painted for two reasons, to
comply with the ASME 13.1 standard and to provide extra protection
against environmental factors. Explanation of the
standard The ASME...
On February 28, 2019
Drinking water is one of the most controlled food products. The
materials of products in contact with drinking water can generate
impurities and microbial growth. This makes a significant health
On February 20, 2019