Industrial

Choosing the Right Rotary Servo Feedback Device - Part 3

This is the final of a three-part series that spoke to the various feedback devices that are provided as options on Parker Servo Motors. Part 1 & Part 2 provided the basic theory of operation for the...
On July 31, 2019

Not All O-ring Face Seal Fittings Are Created Equal

Stretch your mind back to the early 1980s… the first analog cell phone was released by Motorola measuring roughly 12 inches long, personal media players were bulky, playing only cassettes or CDs, and...
On July 30, 2019

Filter Upgrade Improves Baghouse Performance in Industrial Manufacturing

A common goal shared by virtually all industrial manufacturing businesses is to assure safe and clean air quality throughout their production facilities. Using an inadequate air filtration system can...
On July 30, 2019

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?...
On July 26, 2019

What Is the Difference Between Full Port or Standard Port Ball Valve?

Ball valves are used in a variety of industries such as manufacturing, oil, and gas, automotive, marine, agricultural and heavy truck. Applications may vary but include operations for processing,...
On July 23, 2019

Viscosity vs. Flow Rate - Which Is Best in Thermal Interface Materials?

A common question often asked by our customers is the reason why flow rate is reported on datasheets of liquid-dispensed thermal interface materials instead of viscosity. And it’s a fair...
On July 17, 2019

A Dangerous Mix - How to Avoid and Handle Mixed-Pressure Connections

Mixing high- and medium-pressure fittings or incompatible parts makes systems unstable, inefficient and potentially dangerous. At worst, it can cause a potentially fatal explosion. At Parker,...
On July 9, 2019

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,...
On June 28, 2019

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...
On June 27, 2019

What Does State-of-the-art Mean for Functional Safety Control Systems?

Machine builders in the European market know that their machines must meet the requirements of the machinery directive if they want to be CE marked and sold. This is not news to anyone. But are...
On June 19, 2019

Filter Upgrade Improves Bin Vent Dust Collector Performance

From food processing to coal handling to cement manufacturing, silos are used for bulk material storage in many industries.  Proper ventilation is critical to the preservation of the materials stored...
On June 18, 2019

Compressed Air Networks Are Under Pressure to be Connected

Representing up to 40% of the electricity consumed by a company, compressed air is a fluid with many challenges. Poor management of this fluid and/or the design of its distribution network results...
On June 18, 2019

Extend Seal Life and Reduce Maintenance Costs With Our Versatile FF156

We are coming up on two years since the birth of FF156-75 and this compound is one worth celebrating.  If you don’t know what FF156 is, thank you for taking a few minutes to read this blog. FF156 is...
On June 12, 2019

Prepare for the Upcoming Change to the Permissible Sulphur Content of Marine Fuels

​The maritime industry is currently going through significant changes due to the introduction of tighter emission regulations. A stronger awareness in preserving the environment has pushed...
On June 12, 2019

How to Avoid Gas Turbine Shutdowns in LNG Processing Facilities

Today, the global supply and demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) is approximately 300 million tons per annum (MTPA). Over the next five to ten years, demand is predicted to surpass supply. With...
On June 11, 2019

5 Considerations Before Using Condition Monitoring on the Plant Floor

Ready or not, the age of the ‘smart’ factory is upon us in ways only a few short years ago were inconceivable. Today, any industrial sector business whose plant floor is not online may well find...
On June 11, 2019

Nitrogen Generation System Reduces Costs in Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing or 3D printing is a relatively new rapid manufacturing technology that has become mainstream in recent years. It covers a wide variety of processes used to produce a multitude...
On June 5, 2019

Cloud-based Solutions for Monitoring Machine Performance

In the vast universe of manufacturing, machine performance is often the difference between a delay and on-time delivery; downtime and productivity; profit and loss. Ensuring peak performance out...
On June 4, 2019

3 Things to Consider for Machine Tools and IIoT

As Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) continue to grow and evolve, they promise numerous benefits for a leaner enterprise. In the realm of machine tools, the IIoT can certainly...
On May 31, 2019

Hybrid Actuator System Offers Alternate Solution to Electrification

The Hybrid Actuation System (HAS) is making localized control viable for both mobile and industrial applications. This new technology gives the benefits of power and resiliency found in hydraulics...
On May 30, 2019