Hydraulics

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

Tandem sealing system enhances performance of mini excavator actuators

Thanks to their flexible uses, modern mini excavators perform a wealth of important tasks in construction and rehabilitation projects, up to and including clearing work after natural disasters and...
On July 17, 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

10 Things Not to Do When Your Hydraulic Fitting Leaks

Myth and misapplication are abundant when it comes to hydraulic fitting leaks. From small operations to global corporations, we’ve seen and heard it all. Let’s clear up some misconceptions....
On June 24, 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

Hanover Fair 2015: Advanced Sealing Technology Centered on Leading-Edge Materials Expertise

The presentation of the Parker Engineered Materials Group at the Hanover Fair this year will be focused on the company’s in-house materials expertise. The world debut of a new family of materials with...
On March 31, 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

Best Practices for Hose Installation and Routing Rules

Routing and installing a hydraulic hose is more than simply tightening the metal connections. Hoses don’t last forever, but by observing a few routing rules before final installation you can help...
On May 1, 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

VFD Provides Energy Saving on Hydraulic Power Unit | Case Study

Consider a variable frequency drive (VFD) to provide a quiet, energy-saving operation on a hydraulic power unit (HPU). A HPU can make for an interesting example of a hybrid system that...
On April 22, 2014

How VFD Technology on Hydraulic Power Units Helps Improve Performance | Case Study

Combining electronic and hydraulic technologies, can add efficiency and functionality to machinery and processes that use hydraulic pressure to operate. The hydraulic power unit (HPU), a workhorse...
On April 17, 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