Hydraulics

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

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

System Design Partnership on Heavy-Duty Demolition Vehicle

After 30 years of experience in manufacturing attachments for machines such as backhoes and graders for the earth moving industry, as well as pole drills, snow blowers and flail movers for the...
On February 26, 2014

Top Innovative Products and Systems for Heavy-Duty Vehicles

From tiny seals and filters to powerful hydraulic systems, new advancements are improving the safety, reliability and performance of heavy-duty vehicles. These trending technologies solve...
On February 14, 2014

Electronic Control Systems for Heavy-Duty Vehicle Implements

Electronic control systems represent one of the next significant advancements in implement control systems. By replacing mechanical controls for hydraulics and other systems, they offer...
On February 11, 2014

Designing a Heavy-Duty Construction Vehicle Cab

Are you a manufacturer designing a heavy-duty construction vehicle cab to be safer and more comfortable for operators? As an operator, are you looking for ways to be more productive while you do...
On February 1, 2014

Parker’s Chainless Challenge Prompts Innovative Approach to Vehicle Mobility

Significant breakthroughs in engineering are often the result of efforts develop a solution to a unique problem. Nontraditional challenges require an innovative approach; for example, how do you move...
On November 20, 2013

Hydraulic Hybrid Fleet Approaches One Million Miles of Operation

The fleet of refuse trucks equipped with Parker’s RunWise® Advanced Series Hybrid Drive System is approaching one million miles of operation, and continues to achieve positive results as the...
On November 16, 2013

Chainless Challenge: A Hydraulic Bicycle?

In about 2006, those of us who are involved in hydraulics and love it began to worry that students were losing interest in the technology. To better attract bright young students to hydraulics, Parker...
On October 30, 2013

Essential Factors for Selecting Hydraulic Cylinders for Tough Operating Environments in Aluminium Processing

When selecting hydraulic cylinders for tough operating environments such as in the Aluminium process industry, there are essential factors not to overlook.  Aluminium processing presents one of the...
On October 17, 2013