Hydraulics

Innovative Heavy-Duty Vehicle Technology on Display at IFPE

From optimizing peak performance to minimizing unplanned downtime, the products and systems Parker will showcase at IFPE 2017 are designed specifically to help its customers increase...
On January 20, 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 side...
On November 7, 2016

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 Corporation has developed a hybrid actuation system (HAS) that...
On October 31, 2016

Distributors Add Value and Support from Design through to MRO Services

The industrial distribution landscape is changing with the business model types and service capabilities being broader than ever before. At the all-encompassing end of the scale are Parker’s Hydraulic...
On October 7, 2016

Load Sensing Valve Improves Heavy Duty Machine Productivity and Fuel Savings

OEM engineers are always looking for new technology to improve heavy duty machine productivity. This is weighed against the known factor: that current hydraulic systems powering heavy duty...
On September 26, 2016

What is Noise Generation in Hydraulic Systems?

What creates noise in hydraulic systems and why is it important to eliminate it? Noise in hydraulic systems is generated primarily by the mechanical workings of the pump and fluid pulsations...
On May 5, 2016

The Hydraulic Solution for the Evolution of Electric Drives

The variable-speed hydraulic pump, with its potential for energy savings, power density and temporary noise reduction,  is currently the dominant pressure supply system in the media. It provides a...
On May 3, 2016

Tube Routing Tips for Hydraulic, Pneumatic and Lubrication Systems

Hydraulic, pneumatic or lubrication systems should be efficient and leak free. Sometimes, they are not, because of improper tube line routing—the result of either lack of knowledge, or corners cut...
On March 24, 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

Turn vs. Torque? How Making the Right Choice Keeps Your Hydraulic Fitting Connections Leak-Free

Question: So, does it really matter which technique you choose? In front of you is an NPTF tapered thread assembly. The recommendation is to ‘turn,’ not ‘torque,’ to assemble the connection. But all...
On February 11, 2016

Specialist Hydraulic Engineering Training: Early Lessons From The JCB Academy Partnership

A specialist hydraulic engineering training facility, launched by The JCB Academy and Parker Hannifin in March 2015, is teaching young UK engineers valuable lessons in how fluid power works. The JCB...
On January 11, 2016

The Top 10 Most-Read Technology Blog Posts of 2015

It was a roller coaster year for the global industrial manufacturing and engineering community. At Parker, we are making a difference by sharing knowledge across each of our technology platforms to...
On January 4, 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

New Material nobrox Increases Design Freedom for Seals and Engineered Components

Parker-Prädifa has developed nobrox®: a new, versatile material that opens up new avenues in sealing technology. This new product is equally well suited for engineered components in diverse industrial...
On November 24, 2015

Essential Criteria for Selecting the Right Motor for your Hydraulic Application

The selection of a motor for a hydraulic application can be complicated. The following technical article breaks down the process discussing fundamental selection factors. Motor selection The ideal in...
On November 3, 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

Rod Seal GS Extends Service Life of Gas Springs

Gas springs that enhance comfort are found in a wide range of consumer goods and everyday devices. But in industry, as well, gas springs are increasingly being used to improve process reliability and...
On September 30, 2015

How Fittings with ToughShield Help Customers Save in Industrial Applications

We know, based on our long history of working closely with our customers, that one of the biggest enemies to productivity is rust. That’s why we developed ToughShield 1000 (TS1000) plating, which...
On September 16, 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

How to Enhance Performance and Safety of Static Radial Seals

O-ring/back-up ring combinations have thus far been considered the industry standard for static applications at high pressures. In field use, however, they may show weaknesses with respect to...
On August 27, 2015