General Industrial

OSHA Rule Limits Silica Dust Exposure

In an effort to improve worker safety, the United States Occupational Health and Safety Association (OSHA) has issued a Final Rule to limit occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica...
On October 23, 2017

Metallurgy Makes or Breaks Tube Fittings

For over forty years, Parker has the lead the development of the chemical hardening process ideal for ferrules designed to grip and seal stainless steel tubing. The process is called Suparcase. This...
On September 29, 2017

How to Determine the Ideal Metal Seal Part Number for an Application

Parker's metal seals are used in the most extreme environments that demand extreme temperature and pressure solutions. Metal seal technology is used in cryogenic, high temperature, hard vacuum, high...
On September 28, 2017

Distributing Parker’s Innovative Spirit in Latin America

It has been over 50 years since Parker Hannifin Corporation entered the Latin American market. What began in 1963 with a sole distributor in Peru dispensing hose and fittings would grow to nearly 500...
On September 28, 2017

Know Your Pneumatics: Single or Double Acting? Choosing the Right Cylinder

The most popular style of pneumatic actuator consists of a piston and rod moving inside a closed cylinder, designed to move in a straight line to deliver linear motion. This style of linear actuator...
On September 26, 2017

A Closer Look at O-ring Face Seal, 37° Flare, and 24° Flareless Fittings

When a customer asks me which fitting to use, I start by asking for more details about the application. Some of the things I tell them to consider are ease of installation, temperature, reusability,...
On September 19, 2017

Learn how to make your predictive maintenance "smarter"

With the onset of Industry 4.0, factory and production environments are adopting industrial networks to become more connected and intelligent. This is largely driven by the need for...
On September 7, 2017

How the “Information Anywhere” Revolution Helps Boost Production

Have you ever seen the term “Information Anywhere” and wondered exactly what it means? We chose this terminology carefully, so it’s more than a mere tag line. Basically, the term refers to...
On August 28, 2017

SLAS 2017 Recap [Industry Trends - Collaborative Robotics] Part 2

We have nearly reached the half way point between SLAS 2017 and SLAS 2018.  What better time to close out a review of the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening 2017 show with a look at the...
On August 23, 2017

Improve Solar Panel Maintenance and Condition Monitoring Efficiency

You can’t tame the wind, but you can make its damage easier to detect. Solar glass is pretty tough stuff. It’s built to withstand a lot, but a strong gust of wind can sometimes be enough to do serious...
On August 22, 2017

New Coating Extends Cylinder Life Up to Eight Times Longer

Hydroelectric turbine systems operate in extremely harsh conditions. The corrosive conditions in challenging industrial and outdoor environments, especially in hydro market applications, greatly...
On August 9, 2017

Fluidic Components Take the Pain Out of Designing Capnography Monitors

To meet the needs of today's ever-changing hospital environments, medical equipment manufacturers are under pressure to design smaller, lighter and more portable devices without...
On August 9, 2017

New Hybrid Actuation System Ideal for Renewable Energy Applications

Actuation systems must be efficient, precise, and durable enough to withstand harsh power generation environments. Parker Hannifin has developed a hybrid actuation system (HAS) that is ideal...
On August 9, 2017

Is Industry 4.0 Driving the Need for Smarter Motion Control Products?

The collective term Industry 4.0 refers to the fourth industrial revolution, typically described as the computerization of manufacturing—or in other words, the merging of traditional automation with...
On August 1, 2017

Seal T-Joints Without RTV Silicone

A common problem I hear in the heavy duty industry today is sealing T-Joint applications effectively without the use of RTV Silicone (Room Temperature Vulcanization). Although RTV may be effective...
On July 26, 2017

Making Strides Towards Liner Seal Technology

Parker Engineered Materials Group has developed a wide range of materials for liner seals to meet the demands of the ever increasing temperature requirements in liner seal applications. The new...
On June 29, 2017

Reducing Lost and Unaccounted Natural Gas

Lost and unaccounted for natural gas, particularly at pipeline custody transfer points, is becoming a focal point for both buyers and sellers. Even somewhat small measurement error can result in very...
On June 26, 2017

How Does a Smart User Interface Improve Machine Efficiency?

The manufacturing industry is currently facing increasing pressure to reform and innovate in order to remain viable. On the consumer side, the Internet of Things (IoT) has made smart devices...
On June 22, 2017

China Joint Ventures Respond to Current and Future Growth Needs in the Asia-Pacific Region

As the Asia-Pacific aviation market continues expanding, Parker Aerospace’s two joint ventures in China have enabled Parker to grow and support a wide range of aircraft platforms throughout...
On June 16, 2017

Innovations Drive Weight and Emission Reductions for Aircraft Engines

Engine makers face ongoing challenges in the areas of noise, fuel burn, and emissions. That’s why Parker Aerospace’s recent innovations in the areas of lubrication, combustion, and thermal management...
On June 14, 2017