Food Processing

The HACCP Framework and Its Importance in the Dairy Industry

Bacterial contamination in the dairy industry can have major implications for operators. It can result in product re-work, wastage or recall – the cost of which can run into millions of pounds once...
On December 18, 2018

Three Key Benefits of Using Non-Spill Quick Couplings

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

How Oil Vapour in Ambient Air Affects Compressed Air Quality

Many companies, including those in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, manufacturing and electronics industries, recognize the negative effects on quality created by oil contact with...
On November 13, 2018

How to Reduce the Cost of Maintaining Aseptic Conditions in Dairy Applications

The dairy industry is currently enjoying a period of growth, principally driven by a shift in consumer preference towards protein-heavy diets as opposed to carbohydrates and an increase in the average...
On September 23, 2018

A Solution for Sterile Gas Filter Failure in Dairy Applications

The impact of the failure of a sterile air and gas filter can be potentially catastrophic for operators in the dairy industry. If a filter has failed, but the problem has not been identified,...
On September 11, 2018

Why Stainless Steel is Perfect When Corrosion Resistance is Vital

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 typically...
On July 26, 2018

A Guide to Proper Storage and Cleaning of Elastomer Seals

Elastomer seals from Parker Prädifa meet the most exacting demands in a wide range of applications. Aside from the appropriate seal designs, the material properties of the seal compounds are...
On June 28, 2018

Food Grade Gearhead Motor Solves Problem for Packaging Manufacturer

Gearhead motors can be ideal for the food and packaging industries if they are selected with several key features. A manufacturer of machines for gluing, fill, sealing and diverting food...
On June 5, 2018

Protecting our Planet

As a global industrial leader, Parker’s manufacturing operations can have a positive and widespread impact on the world, and the company recognizes the importance of acting responsibly with...
On April 23, 2018

Know Your Pneumatics: Basics of Rodless Cylinders

Pneumatics have always played an important role in achieving maximised productivity for manufacturing automation applications and the technology is constantly evolving to solve engineering challenges. ...
On April 19, 2018

Microbial Control - What’s Spoiling My Beer?

As brewing becomes increasingly competitive, with consumers demanding higher quality beers, and retailers looking for products with greater assurance of shelf-lives, this sector of the food...
On April 9, 2018

3 Microfiltration Processes that Reduce Microplastics in Bottled Water

Amidst the growing concern of the environmental impact of plastic waste, the World Health Organization has launched plans to investigate the potential hazards to health posed by ingestion of...
On April 6, 2018

Simple Safety Steps to Follow When Installing a Nitrogen Generator

A question that is frequently asked when considering the installation of a nitrogen gas generator is "will the system create an oxygen rich or oxygen deficient atmosphere that could be potentially...
On April 5, 2018

Recycling Hydraulic Hose Can Be Tricky

While more traditional materials like aluminum, copper, and other metals are recycled without difficulty at your local scrap-metal dealer, there isn’t an equivalent hydraulic hose collection...
On March 28, 2018

How Automotive Manufacturers Reduce Risk to Operations and Employee Safety

In automotive manufacturing, in-plant operations managers, maintenance, and service team members know that issues often arise due to undocumented components and parts not being regularly inspected or...
On March 27, 2018

Why You Need a Maintenance Plan for Manufacturing Equipment

In a manufacturing facility, it is essential that equipment runs at optimum performance, not only to maintain production but also ensure staff safety and product quality. In many cases, when equipment...
On January 8, 2018

Most Popular Filtration Technology Blogs of 2017

2017 saw economic growth accelerate and the indicators suggest that trend will continue. This puts productivity initiatives high on the list of manufacturers, keen on taking full advantage of...
On January 4, 2018

Tapping Into Water Quality at a Public Facility

Having potable water at our fingertips is something many of us take for granted. For those in facility management, this can be a significant challenge. Water pressure, temperature,...
On December 14, 2017

A Wealth of Worldwide Opportunities For High Pressure Technology

There are many different industries that work with pressures over 10,000 psi, ranging from the oil and gas industry to laboratories and waterjet applications. With such high pressures and...
On November 24, 2017

Intelligent Product Design of Polymer Components Enables Integration of Functions

The utilization of suitable materials based on specialized engineering and manufacturing know-how makes it possible to integrate several parts and/or functions in a single assembly component. In many...
On November 6, 2017