Hydraulic Cylinders

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

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

Smart Cylinders Reduce Operational Costs

Power generation environments are tough on hydraulic and other types of cylinders (including pneumatic and electro-mechanical). Vibration, dust, gravel, corrosives, chemicals, axial load, and sideload...
On November 7, 2016

Global Shield is the Greener Path to Corrosion Protection

Across the nation, municipalities are exploring options to reduce the emissions of their sanitation fleets. Some communities make a big dent in reducing emissions with the employ of heavy duty natural...
On March 22, 2016

BLOODHOUND SSC: The Composite Accumulator Goes Supersonic

Hydraulic accumulators are the dextrose tablets of the engineering world, providing fast access to stored energy when required. At supersonic speeds, having instant access to energy reserves...
On December 17, 2015

Lightraulics C-Series Actuators: High Pressure Hydraulics for Lightweight Applications

During the last decades, the market share of products made of reinforced plastics increased rapidly. The low density, corrosion resistance and high fatigue performance of such materials provide a wide...
On November 3, 2015

Lightraulics® Composite Tool Cylinders: Making On-site Operations Lighter

The industrial demand on hydraulic products with outstanding mechanical properties increases continuously. High pressure hydraulic products require high strength structural components. While for...
On September 2, 2015

Hydraulic Power Units Control All Functions of Hydro-electric Turbine

Hydroelectric plants, Parker and their distributors / integrators make powerful teams in the area of power generation support and technical expertise. Carter Lake Hydroelectric, adjacent to...
On May 21, 2015

Hydraulic Pump/Motor Selection Considerations for High-Production Shredding Applications

High-production shredding applications produce tremendous shock in hydraulic systems. Hydraulic transmission design, shaft speed and operating torque are just the beginning of the...
On May 11, 2015

Smart Hydraulic Cylinder Optimizes Hydroelectric Dam Gate Control

In power generation, hydraulic cylinders are used in hydroelectric-dam settings for gate actuation and governor control. Standard positioning technologies rely on magnetostrictive sensors, variable...
On July 23, 2014

Reducing Environmental Impact in the Waste Industry

As fuel costs continue to rise and vehicle emissions standards grow increasingly stringent, both municipal and private fleet managers must find new ways to contain operating costs by increasing...
On April 14, 2014

IFPE 2014 Showcases Innovative Products and Systems for Heavy-Duty Vehicle Design

The co-located IFPE and CONEXPO-CONAGG show, which occurs every three years in Las Vegas, Nevada, is among the largest tradeshows in the world. This year the international expo attracted...
On March 24, 2014

Top Innovative Products and Systems for Heavy-Duty Vehicles

From tiny seals and filters to powerful hydraulic systems, new advancements are improving the safety, reliability and performance of heavy-duty vehicles. These trending technologies solve...
On February 14, 2014

Parker’s Chainless Challenge Prompts Innovative Approach to Vehicle Mobility

Significant breakthroughs in engineering are often the result of efforts develop a solution to a unique problem. Nontraditional challenges require an innovative approach; for example, how do you move...
On November 20, 2013

Chainless Challenge: A Hydraulic Bicycle?

In about 2006, those of us who are involved in hydraulics and love it began to worry that students were losing interest in the technology. To better attract bright young students to hydraulics, Parker...
On October 30, 2013

Essential Factors for Selecting Hydraulic Cylinders for Tough Operating Environments in Aluminium Processing

When selecting hydraulic cylinders for tough operating environments such as in the Aluminium process industry, there are essential factors not to overlook.  Aluminium processing presents one of the...
On October 17, 2013

New Wiper for Hydraulic Cylinders with Integrated Dirt Shield

Contamination by dirt or the intrusion of dirt into cylinders is the most common cause of failure in mobile machines. As operating cycles and working conditions of the machines and equipment continue...
On September 4, 2013

Hydraulic Technologies and Key Markets

Hydraulics is the technology of controlling pressurized fluids to create force and motion. Parker hydraulics enable and improve machinery performance.   Key markets Aerial lift Agriculture Air...
On July 1, 2013