General Industrial

Under Pressure: The Importance of Reinforcement in Hydraulic Hoses

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 to...
On July 12, 2018

Next-Generation High-Temperature Flexible Hose Offers Unprecedented Reliability

Challenged by the industry to advance the fire protection of hoses used in aircraft engine applications, engineers at the Parker Aerospace Stratoflex Products Division have used standard,...
On July 11, 2018

Maintaining Turbine Clearance Control of Aircraft Gas Turbines

As global air traffic continues to grow, the need for cleaner, more efficient airplanes is rising right along with it. In an effort to reduce the global impact of pollution attributable to aviation,...
On July 11, 2018

The History and Pedigree of Parker Aerospace Fluid Systems Division Fuel Pumps

For over 40 years, the Fluid Systems Division (FSD) of Parker Aerospace has been designing and building aircraft fuel boost and transfer pumps at its Elyria, Ohio, facility located just southwest of...
On July 9, 2018

Making Light Work of High-Pressure Aerospace Fluid Conveyance Applications

It’s well known that aerospace applications of all types – whether for fuselage skin, structures, or systems and components – require materials offering a combination of lightweight strength...
On July 6, 2018

New Optical-Based System Will Transform Aircraft Fuel Measurement

Modern aviation owes much of its success to gas turbine engines that convert fuel into massive thrust, enabling large passenger aircraft to travel long distances at high speeds. Jet engines, however,...
On July 5, 2018

Optimum Nitrogen Purity for Modified Atmosphere Food Packaging

Modified atmosphere packaging is now a prerequisite for many food products, extending shelf life, appearance and taste by preventing or retarding spoilage mechanisms. Quite simply, modified...
On July 5, 2018

Quiet Aircraft Initiative is Turning Down the Cabin Volume

For some customers, it's the ultimate white noise. For most, however, the incessant droning experienced in an aircraft cabin is not just annoying, it’s a potential health hazard.   According to a...
On June 29, 2018

Sourcing Hose Assembly Components from a Single Manufacturer

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

Vibration Monitoring is Key to Predictive Maintenance of Rotating Machinery

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 and...
On June 26, 2018

Safety in the World of Exploration and Deep Drilling

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- and...
On June 22, 2018

When New Machines Have a Voice, What Will Old Machines Do?

Last year, PwC found that 85 percent of U.S. manufacturers are already delivering, or planning to deliver, products with IoT capabilities. Considering the promise of IoT, this should come as no...
On June 19, 2018

Choosing a High Flow Proportional Valve for Ventilators and Anesthesia Machines

In today’s medical device industry, there is strong demand for smaller, sleeker designs and speed to the market with the newest breakthrough products. Engineers designing respiratory equipment, such...
On June 14, 2018

Semiconductor FFKM Offers Low Particle Generation AND Extreme Etch Resistance

In the world of semiconductor manufacturing, performance requirements are driving circuit sizes smaller and smaller, causing increased sensitivity to wafer defects. In parallel, the number...
On June 14, 2018

Three Key Reasons Why Gas Generators are the Safest Option in Laboratories

Laboratories around the world require a reliable and consistent mixture of quality gases for a range of applications including gas chromatography (GC) and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS)....
On June 14, 2018

How IoT Analytics Can Optimize Productivity

From our personal devices to medical systems and online shopping, it’s clear we live in a digital world—and the rapid progress of that world is driven by data. The collection and application of data...
On June 5, 2018

How Oil Changes are Impacting your Bottom Line

It’s not an exaggeration to say oil is the lifeblood of all machines. Commercial fleet vehicles, heavy machinery and large-scale power generation equipment all rely on clean engine oil to lubricate,...
On May 24, 2018

Ten Dos and Don'ts of Applying Variable Speed Drives to Hydraulic Pumps

Inefficient energy allocation, heat generation and noise are typical concerns among facility engineers in manufacturing environments. Parker’s new variable speed drive solution, called Drive...
On May 17, 2018

How to Distinguish a Process Water Cooler from a Chiller

There are numerous manufacturers in the water cooler market. Water coolers are also called chillers but it is important to draw a clear distinction between process water coolers and chillers...

How to Specify the Proper Sized Heat Exchanger for Your Hydraulic System

Given the many risks of excess heat in a hydraulic system – such as fluid decomposition, increased wear on system components, damage to seals and bearings, etc. – the need for an effective heat...
On May 15, 2018