Fluid & Gas Handling

Wireless Transmission of Performance Data Extends Equipment Life

Monitoring equipment performance is a key part of controlling costs and keeping power-generation facilities running smoothly. Field technicians record and track metrics to assess equipment performance...
On April 20, 2017

Application-Specific Sensors Make Temperature Monitoring Easy

Whether you’re running injection molding equipment or installing a new compressed air system, monitoring the assets’ in-line and ambient temperature is the best way to prevent overheating, and...
On April 20, 2017

AN 37° Flare vs Industrial 37° Flare Fittings: What's the Difference?

Over the years, we have received quite a few inquiries regarding "AN" fittings. AN (Air Force - Navy Aeronautical Standard) and AND (Air Force - Navy Aeronautical Design Standard) are standards used...
On April 19, 2017

Five Most Important Factors You Need to Consider for Hydraulic Fittings

OEMs and fitting manufacturers are constantly finding new ways to stump us with different threads and new ways to seal them. Generally, however, when making hydraulic fitting connection choices today,...
On April 18, 2017

Selecting Hydraulic Hoses and Fittings Just Got Easier

Selecting the right hose and fitting combination for a hydraulic system is a critical process that is often overlooked and underestimated. Choosing the right combination is critical to the overall...
On April 12, 2017

Measure Displacement and Strain Like Never Before

As the Internet of Things continues to set the pace for innovation in condition monitoring and diagnostics, it’s important to recognize potential where little existed before. Developing solutions to...
On April 12, 2017

6 Tips to Improve Your Plumbing and Assembly of Hydraulic Tube, Hose and Port Connections

Designing a reliable, leak free, and easy to maintain hydraulic system is every engineer’s objective. Following these six basic techniques can ensure you achieve that objective every time.     1) Use...
On April 6, 2017

Hydraulic Hose 101: Fast Facts

Hydraulic hose is more complicated than it seems. There are many factors that go into designing, manufacturing, and testing high-quality hydraulic hoses. At Parker Hannifin Hose Products Division, we...
On March 30, 2017

How to Improve Steam Hose Safety in Petrochemical Refineries

Due to its size and complexity, a petrochemical refinery offers many potential safety hazards, one of which is rubber steam hose that blends into the scenery and presents many hidden-in-plain-sight...
On March 29, 2017

What is SafetyWorks Training and Why is it Important?

Many of our ParkerStore customers, like you, work in applications every day with hydraulics, compressed air and pressurized fluids. Fluids under pressure and systems in motion can be very...
On March 29, 2017

Overcoming Pneumatic Front Spoiler Lip System Design Challenges | Case Study

Originally manufactured for race and high-performance sports cars, a front spoiler is integrated into the front bumper of a vehicle and is aerodynamically designed to increase down-force — the...
On March 29, 2017

Tube End Preparation Best Practices for Leak-Free Hydraulic Tube Fitting Connections

Though often underestimated, tube end preparation is one of the most critical processes in obtaining an optimum seal of any flanged, brazed, flared or preset tube end connection. When properly...
On March 28, 2017

Expanding Your Diagnostic Capabilities with Wireless Sensors

When it comes to a successful predictive maintenance strategy, diagnostics is king. Being able to pull meaningful information from your assets allows you to detect patterns in their performance,...
On March 27, 2017

8 Simple Tips for Maintaining and Replacing Your Mast Hose

Does your mast hose look like this? Employees often overlook hoses during routine maintenance checks for material handling equipment, which inevitably leads to machine down time and lost...
On March 20, 2017

Measure and Specify Hydraulic Hose Length With Ease

Many hose installers are not trained on how to correctly measure and specify hose length. As a result, a replacement hose may end up being either a little shorter or a little longer than the...
On March 16, 2017

Step-By-Step Hydraulic Hose Assembly

Are you looking for step-by-step instructions for making a hose assembly? The basic method of making a hose assembly is the same for every machine and we’ve outlined the steps below or you can watch...
On March 9, 2017

Turn any Wired Sensor into a Wireless Device with a 4-20mA Transmitter

Unless you’re a risk-taking, daredevil type, you likely have some sort of diagnostic infrastructure in your facility. And while there’s no discounting the benefit of wired diagnostic solutions, any...
On March 7, 2017

Parker’s Most Powerful Diagnostic Tool is Now Wireless

Every year, manufacturing processes get leaner to ensure companies stay competitive. Part of that is to keep assets working and avoid shutdowns as much as possible. But without a solid...
On February 23, 2017

Setting the New Standard for Mobile Asset Diagnostics

Parker has supplied mobile equipment OEMs and dealers with diagnostic solutions for decades. But getting accurate readings on mobile equipment safely has always been a challenge for OEMs and end users...
On February 9, 2017

Advanced Liquid Valves Expand Microfluidic Possibilities

Liquid valves are a critical component in the next generation of analytical equipment used for clinical diagnostics, analytical chemistry, environmental monitoring, agent detection, and other life...
On February 7, 2017