When a customer asks me which fitting to use, I start by asking for
more details about the application. Some of the things I tell them
to consider are ease of installation, temperature, reusability,...
On September 19, 2017
Actuation systems must be efficient, precise, and durable enough to
withstand harsh power generation environments. Parker Hannifin has
developed a hybrid actuation system (HAS) that is ideal...
On August 9, 2017
Over the years, we have received quite a few inquiries regarding
"AN" fittings. AN (Air Force - Navy Aeronautical Standard) and
AND (Air Force - Navy Aeronautical Design Standard) are standards
On April 19, 2017
Manufacture of cryogenic valves where oxygen is present requires
careful adherence to strict BAM and DIN standards to avoid ignition
during use. It is a well known fact that oils and grease...
On March 23, 2017
Due to the sheer amount of different options available, specifying
the right replacement or new industrial compressor can become a
daunting task. The promise of reduced costs can make...
On March 21, 2017
Argon and nitrogen are quite similar in inertness, but are vastly
different in cost, both economic and environmental. Argon, the
noble gas Argon is the most common gas in the atmosphere...
On September 15, 2016
Step 6 – Material Selection Choice of the correct
material based on corrosion resistance, process fluid, temperature
and cost is essential. This can be discussed with the Parker team,
On September 9, 2016
Here are some essential steps to help ensure your instrumentation
tube and fittings system is as safe as possible. Step 1 – Consult
the manufacturer One of the main causes of multiple leaks in...
On August 16, 2016
Although you might not think of it right away, assuring adequate
tube line support is critical to keeping hydraulic, pneumatic or
lubrication systems efficient, leak-free and easy to maintain. Once
On July 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
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
Are you uncertain of what to look for when comparing material data
reports for various elastomers? Ever wonder about the impact
a seal’s durometer has in the application? Have you asked, ‘What...
On February 3, 2016
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 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
On March 31, 2015
Cryogenic applications such as liquid natural gas (LNG) or
high-temp applications such as gas combustion turbine fuel supply
lines require specialized tube fittings capable of handling...
On March 25, 2015
Environmental sustainability is a hot-button topic in many
industries that use Parker products. New technology needs to
simultaneously improve the bottom line and ensure that our children
On March 18, 2015
In most types of surface mining, hydraulically powered heavy
equipment is used to remove the overburden and then to extract the
mineral. Many different types of equipment are used in surface
On May 6, 2014
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