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
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
On October 10, 2018
Not so long ago, only the largest OEMs could afford to develop
complex proprietary control systems. But the recent introduction of
versatile digital ecosystems connecting electronic control...
On October 3, 2018
Ray Clapp, owner of Coast Range Construction, Homer, Alaska, was
searching for a way to increase efficiency on jobsites. In business
for 16 years, Coast Range specializes in setting foundations...
On October 2, 2018
Since 1997, Chvalis, a premier distributor of Parker Hannifin
based in the Czech Republic, has been focusing on the
development and construction of hydraulic systems for the needs of
On September 20, 2018
Over the last several years, the trend in the oil and gas market
has been the near constant decrease in oil prices. As prices
continue to drop, companies must find ways to remain profitable...
On September 18, 2018
The ability to see behind a machine and work area is crucial to
improve safety in the operation of heavy equipment and machinery.
Just as in automobiles, the capability to see behind a mine...
On August 27, 2018
Most people enjoy theme parks as a place to get away from work, but
for those in the hydraulics industry, they are a place to
demonstrate their expertise. Behind many of the rides that make
On August 8, 2018
Control of vehicle speed is important to equipment operators. The
ability to accurately set the speed of a conveyor or roller in
applications such as road paving or striping, crop sprayers and
On July 30, 2018
The advancements in hydraulics and variable speed drives (VSD) were
running in parallel for many years but on opposite sides of the
fence from each other in solving paper converting...
On June 29, 2018
Proportional valves that employ powerful, voice-coil valve
technology are used in applications where higher flows from smaller
valves are ideal. While the list is endless, a few of the
On May 22, 2018
Inefficient energy allocation, heat generation and noise are
typical concerns among facility engineers in manufacturing
environments. Parker’s new variable speed drive solution, called
On May 17, 2018
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
Rising temperatures - which lead to water evaporation and loss of
coolants in critical wind turbine cooling systems – may cause 1.5
MW wind turbines to overheat. Fortunately, there's a solution...
On April 24, 2018
Looking for ways to reduce worker compensation claims and improve
route times, amongst other benefits, some municipalities and waste
companies look to design changes from refuse truck OEMs to...
On April 10, 2018
2017 brought about innovative new technologies that laid the
foundation for the latest hydraulic systems and applications
designed for construction, agriculture, mining, power generation
On January 16, 2018
Dump pumps have long been the standard in the dump truck and
trailer segment. The cost-effectiveness of a combination pump and
valve with a built-in relief has been a winning combination in the
On November 15, 2017
Looking to improve the efficiency of your construction equipment?
Consider a hydraulic fan drive. Compared to mechanically driven
fans, hydraulic fan drives provide several advantages. This is
On November 8, 2017
For increased simplicity, reliability and energy savings from your
wheel loader, consider the proven results of split pump Intelligent
Flow Control (IFC) architecture. Typical wheel...
On November 7, 2017
As hydraulic systems on construction equipment continue to evolve,
the goal of increasing simplicity, reliability and productivity
remains the same. Parker Variable Flow Open-Center (VFO) takes a
On November 2, 2017