Fluid Control

How Fluid Type Affects Solenoid Valve Choices

In industrial applications, the successful transfer of fluids requires different types of valves to open and close the flow. Solenoid valves are a popular choice because they offer rapid automatic...
On October 18, 2016

Solenoid Valve Selection for Harsh Outdoor Applications

Wherever water, chemical mixtures, oil and gases are transported through pipes, solenoid valves are instrumental in remotely or automatically controlling the flow and transfer of fluids. But...
On October 4, 2016

Smart Work Truck: The Role of IoT in Building Smarter Work Solutions

​Internet of Things is more than a buzzword. It’s something that is being felt in various parts of the Industry today. It’s also something that when its building blocks are combined together lead to...
On May 16, 2016

CNG Fuel Systems for Heavy Duty Vehicles

When we think about emissions, we usually think about our vehicles and the new wave of personal electric vehicles. The reality is that heavy duty vehicles used for transportation of goods...
On April 29, 2016

Continuously Dry Runnable Lobe Pump Maximizes Uptime

When we asked, operators in the oil and gas industry told us that they are interested in solving the typical pump failure mode of extremely short (or none) dry run time limits. We were challenged to...
On March 1, 2016

Mini Subcomponents for Medical Devices Make a Big Design Difference

Miniaturization is big in all fields these days. This trend is a challenge for machine designers faced with packing the same capabilities into a smaller space. Take the life sciences, for example....
On February 18, 2016

How New LNG and Natural Gas Fuel System Architecture is Advancing the ‘Golden Age of Gas’

Four years ago, the International Energy Agency (IEA) asked “are we entering the golden age of gas?” Today, the North American shale gas boom, expansion of LNG trade, and new LNG and natural gas...
On October 29, 2015

Why Servo Motors Top Stepper Motors for Precision Liquid Dispensing

Precision non contact dispensing of small liquid volumes requires using a 500µL or larger volume syringe barrel or liquid head, although 1000µL typically works best. These larger volumes allow for the...
On November 25, 2014

How to Dispense Small Volume Liquids With Precision

The trend to decrease volumes of liquids required for sample testing has led fluidics device OEMs to focus on new engineering solutions for better handling precision dispensing. This is a complex...
On November 11, 2014

Ten Steps to Leak-free Connections in Oil and Gas Applications

Achieving a leak-free connection in offshore oil and gas environments is the Holy Grail for many piping and instrumentation engineers. But traditional hookups use a multitude of valves and fittings &...
On August 4, 2014

Wireless Monitoring Improves Asset Management and Patient Safety

Real-time monitoring of critical parameters in health care, manufacturing and laboratory applications greatly improves efficiency and performance. For example, pressure, temperature, and humidity data...
On June 5, 2014

Non-Welded Piping Solutions for Oil and Gas Applications

When assembling piping systems for offshore oil and gas applications, particularly those occurring in deep water where extreme pressure presents unique challenges, there are three factors which are of...
On April 17, 2014

New Smart Syringe Pump Offers Greater Precision

When working to diagnose a particular disease or illness, samples that are precisely measured in a timely manner are critical. Unfortunately, many of the diagnostic instruments available are very...
On February 5, 2014

Improving Performance of Stream Switching Systems Under Low Air Conditions

As a user of analytical equipment such as process analyzers or gas chromatographs, are you affected by the vagaries of your compressed air supply? How often does a drop in its pressure affect...
On December 10, 2013

Trending in Robotics for the Life Sciences (Part 2)

In the first part of this series “6 Trends in Robotics for the Life Sciences,” you learned about three of the six important trends that are current in the design and manufacture of automated...
On December 5, 2013

6 Trends in Robotics for the Life Sciences

There is no doubt that the Life Sciences industry is currently a dynamic environment.  For instance, changing market conditions have tasked life science OEMs with building their products using faster,...
On December 3, 2013

Meeting the Biocompatibility Challenge in Respiratory Device Designs

Design engineers face the challenge of improving system performance and capability, while they remain under constant pressure to reduce system cost. Meeting these challenges—along with meeting the...
On November 15, 2013

Partnership Success on Largest Vibrating Concrete Press with Hydraulic Pumps

Over a period of more than three years, Parker has established and developed a relationship of trust with its customer Quadra, a manufacturer of production units for concrete products. ...
On October 16, 2013

Three Obstacles to Optimal Utility of Patient Care Products

What is the greatest obstacle to success in the design of a medical device that’s to be used directly by patients in their homes or in their bodies? In Parker-Hannifin’s view, the three...
On July 23, 2013

Avoiding Corrosion Offshore

If you are an instrumentation engineer designing systems for offshore oil and gas platforms, you don’t need us to tell you about corrosion damage. It’s a huge and well recognised problem, especially...
On July 23, 2013