A history lesson isn’t necessary to know manufacturing has evolved
over time. From the advent of mechanics to the electrification of
factories for mass production to equipping production lines...
On October 11, 2018
The PASS (Personal Alert Safety System) alarm sounds. Smoke and
flames engulf the area. Your breathing air supply is quickly
diminishing. Evading the fiery scene is not an option. In this
On October 4, 2018
We are pleased to announce that Parker Low Pressure
Connector Europe Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the
global leader in motion and control technologies, has been awarded
On September 27, 2018
A routine oil change is anything but routine. Fleet engines and
industrial machinery pose a variety of challenges that make
conventional oil changes time-consuming, messy and hazardous for
On September 14, 2018
Compressed air is one of the most critical and expensive utilities
in any manufacturing facility. That said, maintenance and
monitoring of this crucial system are largely ignored. When it is
On August 9, 2018
Point-of-care testing (POCT) is a rapidly expanding segment of
the healthcare industry, especially for at-home care and disease
management. This expansion is driven by an increasingly diverse
On August 7, 2018
Cold weather may force designers to reconsider the usual technical
choices regarding rolling stock systems. Combining ergonomics of
use, a cost-effective approach and technical performance are...
On August 7, 2018
The reliability of every component is significant for the design
engineer of modern railway vehicles if they are to function
smoothly in the long term. The EO-2 fitting has been extremely
On August 2, 2018
Hydraulic fitting materials need to have the strength and corrosion
resistance necessary to safely withstand the challenges of
hydraulic systems in harsh environments. Hose fittings aren't
On July 26, 2018
In a European context favouring a unique rail system, the design
and use of trains are becoming increasingly complex. They must
comply with a wide range of specifications and regulations...
On July 25, 2018
Extremely cold environments with conditions such as snow, ice, and
high wind speeds are a challenge for all rubber hydraulic
hoses. Frequently, hoses must withstand temperature ranges
below -57 °C...
On July 19, 2018
Selecting the proper hose for a hydraulic assembly is critical to
ensure that it meets the requirements for that specific
application. One of the first steps in selecting the proper hose is
On July 12, 2018
Like many industrial markets, the heavy truck market utilizes brass
fittings for a variety of applications. With composite fittings
gaining traction in the arena, why do many truck OEMs continue...
On July 1, 2018
The safest, highest quality hydraulic hose assemblies are made with
hoses, fittings and crimping equipment from the same manufacturer.
Components from different manufacturers should not be used...
On June 28, 2018
Any of us who have driven a vehicle knows from experience certain
mechanical issues produce symptoms that can be detected by our
senses of touch and hearing. Vibrations felt in the steering wheel
On June 26, 2018
Blowout prevention systems (BOP systems) are one of the most
important pieces of equipment used in exploration and deep drilling
applications. These large systems are vital to safety in both on-
On June 22, 2018
In many applications across a multitude of industries like mining,
hazmat and pharmaceuticals, employers must supply breathing air
systems when necessary to keep employees safe. A variety of
On June 20, 2018
Diesel and biodiesel engine manufacturers are moving toward
electroless nickel plated connectors as part of their fuel system
specification. We’ll tell you why. Meeting the needs of
On June 19, 2018
Traditionally, DOT-rated compression and push-to-connect fittings
use American National Standard Taper Pipe Threads, referred to as
NPTF pipe threads. NPTF or pipe fittings feature tapered...
On June 16, 2018
Composite DOT-certified push-to-connect fittings are manufactured
with a polymer body and brass screw threads and holding mechanisms.
They utilize a collet to grip tubing, plus an elastomeric...
On June 15, 2018