Fluid and Gas Handling

Point-of-Care Testing Requires Microfluidic Precision

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

Key Design and Maintenance Challenges in Hose Applications

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 both...
On July 3, 2019

Advanced Liquid Valves Expand Microfluidic Possibilities

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 life...
On June 27, 2019

Bringing Medical Devices to Market Faster With Early Supplier Involvement

Market globalization, increased regulatory requirements, more educated consumers, and today’s cultural demand for immediate results and satisfaction are fueling the whirlwind pace of breakthrough...
On June 27, 2019

Replacement of Air Conditioning Hoses Made Simple

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

Compressed Air Networks Are Under Pressure to be Connected

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

How to Choose the Right Quick Coupling

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

5 Considerations Before Using Condition Monitoring on the Plant Floor

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 find...
On June 11, 2019

Lab School Students Conquer This Year's Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge

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

Cloud-based Solutions for Monitoring Machine Performance

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

Advances In SCBA Couplings Give Manufacturers Innovative Options

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

Hannover 2019: Partnering with Customers to Increase Productivity and Profitability through Engineering Innovation

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 Hannover...
On May 16, 2019

What's the Difference Between Volumetric Flow and Mass Flow?

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

New High Pressure Hydraulic Hose Replaces Rubber Hose in Oil and Gas Applications

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 efficient....
On April 10, 2019

Check Valves Are the Unsung Heroes of Fluid Power

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

Important Tips When Selecting Valves For Analytical Instruments

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 Liquid...
On March 8, 2019

The Importance of Reliability in Diaphragm Pumps

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

Avoid the Most Common Workplace Hazards with a New Way to Change Oil

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

Avoid Environmental Effects with Qualicoat Certified Air Piping

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

Instant Fittings for Drinking Water Require KTW Certification

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 risk...
On February 20, 2019