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
On June 11, 2019
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
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
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
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
On April 10, 2019
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
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
On March 8, 2019
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
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
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
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
On February 20, 2019
Clinical and analytical laboratories are under constant pressure to
increase throughput. Throughput is the amount of material or items
passing through a system. In this case, it’s analyzing a
On February 1, 2019
Projects related to the construction or building's life cycle are
increasingly complex and fast. The number of trades involved in the
life of an industrial building is always larger and more...
On December 26, 2018
Quick couplings allow fluid lines to be quickly and easily
connected and disconnected without the need for tools. Non-spill or
dry break couplings are a specific type of connector designed...
On December 12, 2018
Plentiful in North America and relatively inexpensive, natural gas
produces 30 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than gasoline or
diesel, making it an ideal alternative fuel for a diverse range...
On December 11, 2018
Medical-care settings are often stressful, making it hard to rest
or sleep—both of which are important for healing and recovery. And,
as the portability of medical technology continues to...
On December 11, 2018
Hard working excavators, tunnel boring, mining, oil field and
forestry equipment use a variety of tool attachments. This allows
them to be versatile for a multitude of activities, all necessary
On November 19, 2018
Whether train driving is done manually or automatically, human
being remains responsible for safety. Man is increasingly assisted
by automatic means to control and communicate with his machine.
On November 14, 2018
Lighter, versatile, non-corroding and cost-effective. These are
some of the advantages as to why manufacturers are increasingly
replacing metals with plastics for product development....
On November 13, 2018
Lubrication is essential to machine maintenance. Equipment properly
lubricated reduces wear and tear during production, ensures
temperatures are in check with operational standards,...
On November 1, 2018