Hydraulics
16 Essential Guidelines for Safe and Proper Power Take-Off Mounting
Incorrect installation of a Power Take-Off (PTO) may cause the PTO and/or the gearbox to break and damage other parts as well as cause death, personal injury and property damage. Therefore, PTOs...
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Stop Paying 2-5X More to Maintain Your Off-Road Equipment
Gone are the days where equipment must be serviced on a set schedule. IoT technology helps enable maintenance based on equipment use. For instance, in an IoT solution for heavy equipment, cloud-based...
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Delivering Visibility and Reducing Fleet Management Costs
Even when a business is doing well, margins can be razor thin, so keeping track of your off-road equipment fleet is an important job. Providing your project managers and crew with actionable...
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The Fundamentals of Applying Electrohydraulic Valves
The basics of electrohydraulic valves are easy to understand: they are electrically operated valves that control how hydraulic fluid is sent to actuators. However, to apply electrohydraulic valves...
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Understanding Why There are So Many Options for Mounting a PTO
Transmissions commonly found in class 4 and larger vehicles may have provisions for the mounting of a Power Take-Off (PTO). Many popular transmissions have a PTO aperture on the side or bottom (such...
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Electrification Put to the Test
With increasing numbers of industries switching from traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) driven mobile machinery to electric, Parker has set about addressing concerns associated with proving...
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Connecting the Dots Between IoT Data and Equipment Efficiency for OEMs
Today, most connected things belong to the consumer IoT (with smartphones topping the list). But another, less visible industrial IoT, with its heavy-duty infrastructure (such as power...
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Flow Force is Essential for Proper Cartridge Valve Function
Often times hydraulic components can begin to act differently or unpredictably when the conditions of the hydraulic system change from the expected. In some cases, when the hydraulic flow is...
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The Strategic Approach to Fleet Optimization for Heavy Equipment
With the ongoing pressure to improve safety, increase output, decrease downtime, and obtain optimal product lifecycles, careful management of heavy fleet equipment has become more critical than ever...
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Engine Power Management in Construction Equipment
Backhoes are used more often in construction projects than larger pieces of equipment because of their agility and versatility. Backhoes can navigate narrow roads and tighter worksite...
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Integrated Transmissions That are a Cut Above
There are over 40 million acres of lawn across the United States, made up, primarily, of residential lawns, roadsides and golf courses. While many Americans maintain their own lawns, a growing number...
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Engineering Alumni Shares Value of Motion and Control Lab Experience
Parker has always valued outstanding graduates who have the potential to become a part of the global team. Parker looks for leading candidates who are highly adaptable and have been provided with an...
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The ROI of IoT for OEMs
The OEM landscape is continuously transforming. In a service industry that once focused on the tactical side of product function, the new shift now emphasizes on how to become the strategic revenue...
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Preventing Hydraulic Pump Cavitation with Better Inlet Maintenance
You may know that properly maintaining a hydraulic pump will ensure maximum efficiency and prevent damage, but did you know that it is especially critical to regularly monitor inlet conditions?...
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Benefits of Compact Closed-Circuit Pumps for Mobile Hydraulic Applications
Doing more with less is a common theme in business and the pump market for medium-duty applications is no exception. With the overall hydraulic system size becoming increasingly smaller and smaller,...
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How IoT Systems Will Impact the Future for Off-Road Equipment
Bain’s projections show that the Internet of Things (IoT) market will grow to $520 billion in 2021. Specific to the construction market, 6.8 million connected heavy construction machines will...
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How Smart Sensors Optimize Mobile Equipment Performance Through the IoT
The design and deployment of aerial lifts, truck-mounted cranes, telehandlers, scissor lifts, man lifts and other modes of vehicular material handling demands two requirements above all others:...
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New Dump Pump Revolutionizes the Dump Truck Market with a Small Frame
For decades, the dump truck industry has been relegated to two sizes of dump pumps; a larger, higher flowing (up to 27GPM) C Series pump, and a smaller, lower flowing (up to 16GPM) G series pump. The...
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Choosing an Efficient Electric Motor for Your Hydraulic Pump: Part 2
This is part two of a two-part post explaining how to determine the best size for a hydraulic pump motor and how to scale the size and cost with RMS loading and Hp limiting. In Part 1 of this post,...
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Choosing an Efficient Electric Motor for a Hydraulic Pump: Part 1 of 2
This two-part post explains how to determine the best size for a hydraulic pump motor and how to scale the size and cost with RMS loading and Hp limiting. Knowing how to right-size an electric motor...
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