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

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

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

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

Large Capacity Piston Accumulators Help Subsea Engineers Meet Extreme Demands

When you are challenged by the demands of 12,000 ft ocean depths for subsea blow out preventers (BOPs), piston accumulator technology is the right choice.  Understanding accumulators for blow out...
On February 29, 2016

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

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

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 June 26, 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

Hydraulic Hybrid Technology Demonstrated on CNG Fueled Refuse Truck

Parker has partnered with Autocar, Heil and Republic Services to develop and validate a proof of concept Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueled refuse truck equipped with the RunWise Advanced...
On May 29, 2014

Reduce Failure of Hydraulic Systems with Preventive Maintenance

The first line of defense in reducing failure of a hydraulic system is to incorporate contamination measurement and control protocols as an integral element of your Preventive Maintenance (PM)...
On May 15, 2014

Best Preventive Practices for Hydraulic System Maintenance

One of the most vital systems that you need to consider in extending the life of a machine is your hydraulic system. An asset manager’s goal is to maximize the value of equipment over time. In most...
On May 13, 2014

Hybrid Technology Now Available in the Rent-to-Own Market

Parker has entered into a partnership with Big Truck Rental to offer refuse trucks equipped with the RunWise Advanced Series Hybrid Drive System for rent. RunWise is the first hybrid technology widely...
On April 29, 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