Fluid and Gas Handling
Install Transair Snap Ring Fittings in 10 Easy Steps
Snap rings fittings are unique to Parker's Transair® Aluminum Pipe System. Found on the 2" (50mm) and 2-1/2" (63mm), a snap ring fitting requires two holes at the end of the pipe to secure the snap...
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Critical Systems and Components for Ventilator Manufacturing
Today, the demand for life-saving ventilators is challenging medical equipment manufacturers’ production capacity and supply chains around the world to perform at levels well beyond...
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Redefining Working Under Pressure with Screw-to-Connect Couplings
The performance of heavy equipment and machinery is dependent on the reliability of every component. Whether in the factory or out in the field, the failure of a single mechanical element...
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Supporting Medical Device Manufacturing With Business Critical Parts
For medical device manufacturers, it is now more important than ever to operate at the highest capacity in order to increase the supply of essential equipment used for patient care.   COVID-19 is...
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The Route to Reliability - How to Specify the Right Product for Transport Safety and Performance
One of the biggest challenges faced by transport managers is how to decide exactly which product you require to meet your needs. It all depends on what your vehicles are running on and carrying;...
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IoT Solutions for Reliability Engineers
If you are a reliability engineer you are responsible for guiding efforts to ensure reliability and maintain equipment, processes, utilities, facilities, controls and safety /security systems. You are...
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Your Basic Guide to Parker Non-Spill Quick Couplings
Quick connections for high-pressure, hydraulic applications have evolved immensely over time to satisfy new processes and operational needs. As industries advance their capabilities, the demand grows...
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Second Day with Fittings: Common Terms and Definitions
In our first post, we covered the first day basics - in a fittings 101 article. Now you’re on day two of the job and you at least know what a fitting is - great start. However, you are now...
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Good Vibrations? Not in the Automotive Industry
Vibrations might be inherent for industrial machinery, but in an automotive production plant, this could mean faulty products coming down the assembly line, leading to costly rework translating...
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How to Eliminate Water & Vacuum Leaks Between the Brine Valve and Brine Tank
Since the advent of the semi-automatic water conditioning control valve followed by the automatic control valve, a common weakness has been the brine tubing connections between the brine valve and the...
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First Day with Tube Fittings: Fittings 101 the Basics
It's your first day on the job in a new [to you] industry and you are faced with a large amount of information. Everyone is using terminology that you’ve never heard before and you are hit with...
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Extreme Performance Valve Provides Versatility in Life Science Applications
Highly sensitive instruments and equipment used in analytical chemistry and medical device applications require extreme capabilities. To provide unique differentiation of their products and meet their...
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Metric Ports: Which Fitting Goes With Which Metric Port?
Choosing a port and a matching metric stud fitting can be confusing. While there are two popular types of metric parallel threaded ports, there are many different sealing methods for the mating male...
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Streamlining Fleet Management in 2020
Any business relying on a fleet of vehicles to operate understands that fleet-related costs are one of the most substantial expenses it will incur. Most often, controlling these expenses is the job...
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Compamed Delivers on Energy-Saving Designs and Cost-Efficient Medical Devices
Compamed is a yearly international trade fair event located in Dusseldorf, Germany with a focus on delivering world-class high tech solutions for medical technology. This year the event occurred on...
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Install Transair Push to Connect Fittings In 7 Easy Steps
Push to connect fittings have grown in popularity due to their ability to efficiently couple fittings to thermoplastic tubing while maintaining performance. Invented in 1969, push-to-connect fittings...
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Choosing a Solenoid Valve for Applications Requiring Extreme Performance
Today's state-of-the-art laboratory and medical instruments are smaller, more accurate and higher performing. Many applications, such as those in analytical chemistry (mass spectrometry and...
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Four Key Factors to Consider When Selecting Instrumentation Tubing
When designing a leak-free instrumentation system, one of the first steps to ensuring safety and reliability is to select the right tubing for the intended application. No system integrity is complete...
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How Condition Monitoring Can Transform the Food and Beverage Industry
Our sense of taste is changing. We’re becoming more health-conscious of the foods and beverages we consume to living a better life. No more perplexing and hard-to-pronounce food labels. Rather,...
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Understanding the Universal Language of SAE Fluid Connector Part Numbers
It can be hard jumping into a new career or new field and having to catch up to the level of understanding that you feel you should already have. This post should help you add one more wrinkle in your...
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