Machine design challenges Pressures to reduce overhead cost and
maximize profitability have forced original equipment manufacturers
and machine builders to significantly reduce their...
On April 25, 2018
There are numerous issues associated with modern welded pipes, not
least those concerning accuracy, reliability and cost. As a result,
moving to a weld-free piping solution presents many...
On March 21, 2018
Modern industry needs far more from its suppliers than
straightforward product sales. Today’s industrial component and
system providers must support their customers with accessible and
On March 20, 2018
Many factors must be considered when determining which linear
actuator to use in an application. Besides technical specifications
such as speed, acceleration and payload, there’s another...
On January 25, 2018
Machinery and moving equipment is a vital element in all areas of
modern automated industry, but what happens when the atmosphere in
the working environment is potentially explosive? All
On January 23, 2018
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