Hydraulics

Three Ways to Improve the Operation of Your Proportional Valve

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 activities in...
On May 22, 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 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

Read This if Your Wind Turbines are Overheating

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

Lifters Designed with Rotary Actuators Dump Waste More Effectively

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

5 Technology Trends Behind the Top Hydraulics Blogs of 2017

2017 brought about innovative new technologies that laid the foundation for the latest hydraulic systems and applications designed for construction, agriculture, mining, power generation and related...
On January 16, 2018

Meeting Your Work Truck's Demand for More Hydraulics Space

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 North...
On November 15, 2017

Hydraulic Fan Drives: Efficiency Driven

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 proven...
On November 8, 2017

Split Pump IFC on a Wheel Loader: Simply Smarter

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

Variable Flow Open Center Delivers Constant Efficiency

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 big...
On November 2, 2017

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

Improve Steel Coiling Process Efficiency With DCP

A common method of coiling and uncoiling processed steel web is center winding. Steel coilers are powered by electric variable speed drives and motors. Large motors are usually selected...
On August 9, 2017

Extend the Lifetime of Your Cooling Solution in a Marine Environment

Are you trying to grow your business through operational excellence and by providing your customers with extended warranty? Cooling failure in hydraulic systems means automatic system shut down...
On July 14, 2017

How Does a Smart User Interface Improve Machine Efficiency?

The manufacturing industry is currently facing increasing pressure to reform and innovate in order to remain viable. On the consumer side, the Internet of Things (IoT) has made smart devices...
On June 22, 2017

How Variable Speed Drives Become Simpler and More Efficient

You are already interested in variable speed pump drives, which save up to 70 percent energy compared to conventional drive solutions. But you are still hesitant due to their greater complexity. For...
On June 6, 2017

Energy-Saving Hydraulic Systems Using Drive Controlled Pump (DCP)

Modern industrial machinery is creating ever-increasing demands on hydraulics to provide more efficient and quieter solutions with a smaller footprint, while maintaining the benefits traditionally ...
On March 22, 2017

3 Easy Steps to Configure a Wetline Kit for Your Work Truck

When you think of dump trucks, moving floors, oil transfers, lowboys, live floors and roll-offs, your first thought might not be Wetline Kits. Instead, you probably think about the function of each of...
On March 6, 2017

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 sideload...
On November 7, 2016