Hydraulics

Tube Routing Tips for Hydraulic, Pneumatic and Lubrication Systems

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

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

Turn vs. Torque? How Making the Right Choice Keeps Your Hydraulic Fitting Connections Leak-Free

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

Specialist Hydraulic Engineering Training: Early Lessons From The JCB Academy Partnership

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

The Top 10 Most-Read Technology Blog Posts of 2015

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 platforms to...
On January 4, 2016

BLOODHOUND SSC: The Composite Accumulator Goes Supersonic

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

New Material nobrox Increases Design Freedom for Seals and Engineered Components

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 industrial...
On November 24, 2015

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

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

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