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
On October 18, 2016
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
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
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
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
On March 1, 2016
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
On February 18, 2016
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
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
On November 25, 2014
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
On November 11, 2014
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
On August 4, 2014
Real-time monitoring of critical parameters in health care,
manufacturing and laboratory applications greatly improves
efficiency and performance. For example, pressure, temperature, and
On June 5, 2014
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
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
On February 5, 2014
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
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
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
On December 3, 2013
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
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
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
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,
On July 23, 2013