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
On November 7, 2016
The industrial distribution landscape is changing with the business
model types and service capabilities being broader than ever
before. At the all-encompassing end of the scale are Parker’s
On October 7, 2016
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
What creates noise in hydraulic systems and why is it important to
eliminate it? Noise in hydraulic systems is generated primarily by
the mechanical workings of the pump and fluid pulsations...
On May 5, 2016
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
On May 3, 2016
Hydraulic, pneumatic or lubrication systems should be efficient and
leak free. Sometimes, they are not, because of improper tube line
routing—the result of either lack of knowledge, or corners cut...
On March 24, 2016
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
On March 22, 2016
Question: So, does it really matter which technique you choose? In
front of you is an NPTF tapered thread assembly. The recommendation
is to ‘turn,’ not ‘torque,’ to assemble the connection. But all...
On February 11, 2016
A specialist hydraulic engineering training facility, launched
by The JCB Academy and Parker Hannifin in March 2015, is
teaching young UK engineers valuable lessons in how fluid power
works. The JCB...
On January 11, 2016
It was a roller coaster year for the global industrial
manufacturing and engineering community. At Parker, we are making a
difference by sharing knowledge across each of our technology
On January 4, 2016
Hydraulic accumulators are the dextrose tablets of the engineering
world, providing fast access to stored energy when required. At
supersonic speeds, having instant access to energy reserves...
On December 17, 2015
Parker-Prädifa has developed nobrox®: a new, versatile material
that opens up new avenues in sealing technology. This new product
is equally well suited for engineered components in diverse
On November 24, 2015
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
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
On November 3, 2015
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
On September 30, 2015
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,
On September 16, 2015
The industrial demand on hydraulic products with outstanding
mechanical properties increases continuously. High pressure
hydraulic products require high strength structural components.
On September 2, 2015
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
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
On July 17, 2015
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