Hydraulics

When the Heat is Turned up on Your Polyurethane Seals, Consider Resilon® 4350

Have you had problems with your polyurethane seals degrading, especially when exposed to higher heat creating the need to replace your seals more often than you would like? As you probably know, seal...
On April 16, 2019

Smart Sensor Enhances Material Handling Systems Closed-loop Control

Mobile equipment manufacturers are always striving to get the most out of their machines without overburdening the system with costly and complex mechanics. Moreover, performance expectations are...
On April 4, 2019

Check Valves Are the Unsung Heroes of Fluid Power

Check valves are unseen and undervalued. These valves are found in just about every mobile and industrial hydraulic system on the planet. Simply put, if there’s a pump, most likely you will find...
On April 4, 2019

Labs Give Future Engineers a Better Understanding of Modern Technology

One of the longest running Parker Motion and Control Laboratories (PMCL) is supported by the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Akron (UA). It was established more than 25 years...
On April 3, 2019

Unique Valves Manage Flow Better in Construction Equipment

Frequently when designing simple hydraulic circuits that utilize low-cost solutions, system designers will often use fixed displacement pumps. One challenge associated with the use of...
On February 28, 2019

Hydrostatic Transmission Fluid Engineered for Low Maintenance

Work in the turf industry can be tough, dirty and unforgiving. The last thing you need is for the machine to fail in the midst of a job. Machine failure leads to unscheduled maintenance and...
On February 18, 2019

Improving Hydraulic Systems for Better Performance and Energy Efficiency

For a long time, the use of hydraulic power in industrial processes has been associated with its traditional benefits: high power density, precise control, and long-term performance. Yet...
On February 12, 2019

Real World Hydraulics Circuit Training Gives University Students an Edge

Do you ever wonder how Parker is engaging with students? Are students using our products? Are the students receiving the proper support? The answers to these questions is a resounding yes....
On January 16, 2019

Top 9 Parker Blogs of 2018

2018 marked Parker's strongest year of financial performance in the company's history (view Annual Report in "Related Posts" at the end of the blog). Our focus on solving some of the world’s...
On January 15, 2019

Integrated ISOBUS Functions Help Agriculture Sector Plow Ahead

As the case is across many sectors, electronics systems are the primary drivers of innovation in today‘s agricultural industry. However, those working in this sector may have noticed that any major...
On January 9, 2019

Unique Team Effort Completes Upgrading of Pressure-Relief Valves at Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam -- one of the most impressive engineering feats of the 20th century – generates hydroelectricity for millions of homes and businesses across the Southwest, and it’s a constant challenge...
On January 7, 2019

Industrial IoT Solutions with Voice of the Machine at Bauma China

The ever-changing industrial Internet of Things has revolutionized the traditional landscape and business model of the construction machinery industry. Domestic and foreign parts and service providers...
On December 14, 2018

Hydraulic Cylinders Enable Artistic Architecture at University | Case Study

A massive engineering and design collaboration have brought the vision of world-renowned Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava Valls to life in Lakeland, Florida. The new Innovation, Science...
On December 12, 2018

Challenged with Long-Stroke Hydraulic Cylinder Performance? Read This

Industrial OEMs and end users rely on traditional tie-rod cylinders to deliver power to industrial presses, mills, foundries, power generation, oil and gas exploration and other extreme, heavy...
On December 7, 2018

New Compact Design Solves for Typical Check Valve Challenges

Check valves are commonly applied to a variety of load-holding applications that are found, for example, in mobile equipment in mining, construction, or forestry. Typical thread in cartridge style...
On December 3, 2018

Equipment Display Simplifies Real Time Weight Calculations

Simplifying user interface and machine system design requires expertise and products. Often machines require a simple, cost effective weight measurement system to improve loading or processing of...
On November 27, 2018

Hydraulic Motors Make a Splash in Car Care Systems

Washing a car effectively takes more than soap and water; it takes proper equipment. At the heart of the operation is the motor. Motors actuate brushes, cars, water-hoses and more within a car washing...
On November 14, 2018

Check Valves Are the Little Part That Can Lead to Big Savings

Check valves are typically thought of as a very simple component of a hydraulic process. They permit the flow of fluid in one direction and prevent flow in the opposite direction. Simple, right?...
On October 16, 2018

OEM Design Engineer's Guide to Specifying Hydraulic Cylinders

In today’s industrial manufacturing environment, hydraulic cylinders are complex devices that incorporate a wide range of components available in a multitude of sizes, configurations and materials....
On October 10, 2018

Corporate and University Partnerships Better Equip Future Engineers

Universities and corporations have a long history of relationships that are mostly tied to monetary support. In an age where universities are continuously looking for more funding and corporations are...
On October 8, 2018