Innovation & Technology

Leveraging Company Expertise Across Industries

Founder Art Parker's passion for engineering and invention has remained true for 100 years through Parker's commitment to efficient, effective technology for the good of its customers. This dedication...
On May 18, 2017

A Legacy Fueled by Fostering Talent

The statistics are telling: the average lifespan of leading U.S. companies on the S&P 500 Index has decreased by more than 50 years in the last century, from an average of 67 years in the 1920s, to...
On April 18, 2017

Decentralization with Global Unity

How can one company form a progressive presence in 50 countries around the world? While this question may be daunting, Parker Hannifin Corporation knew early on the answer would come through the...
On March 7, 2017

2016 Sustainability Report Demonstrates Local Impact of Global Commitment to Responsible Operations

Parker’s 2016 Sustainability Report is now available, showcasing team member-driven initiatives which are helping to strengthen communities, conserve resources and make a positive environmental impact...
On February 21, 2017

Diesel Bug and How to Avoid It: Tips for Diesel Boat Owners

Diesel bug has become a concern for many boat owners in recent years.  The condition occurs when a mixture of bacteria, algae and mould contaminates the storage tank and then breeds - creating a...
On December 19, 2016

Stretch Your Mind Engineering Challenge Winners Announced

We’re happy to announce that Team Poly-Scientific Design from Cleveland State University (CSU) has taken first place in the first ever Stretch Your Mind Engineering Challenge. Team ROM 2.0 from...
On June 16, 2016

9th Annual Chainless Challenge Puts Students to the Test

The ninth annual Chainless Challenge Competition marks a transitional year with plans to expand the number of participating schools under the leadership of the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA)....
On May 5, 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

How the Rail Industry can Benefit from Additive Manufacturing | 3D Printing

Rail engineers can face significant challenges in defining components for space-restricted applications and managing the overall weight of a solution. Where conventional manufacturing machines such as...
On November 12, 2015

New O-Ring eHandbook Provides a Premier User Experience

Parker Hannifin Corporation is launching a new, interactive digital reference guide to enhance and broaden the customer reach of the existing Parker O-Ring Handbook. For more than 50 years, the...
On October 20, 2015

Sustainability Report Illustrates Renewed Commitment to Responsible Operation

This year Parker formalized a sustainability framework focused on three key areas where the company has an opportunity to maximize the impact of its efforts: people, planet and products. “It...
On April 29, 2015

ORACLE TEAM USA Partners with Parker for America’s Cup 2017

Parker recently announced its partnership with ORACLE TEAM USA to design and implement hydraulic control systems on its America’s Cup racing yachts. Parker will customize proven aerospace...
On April 1, 2015

Do Your Seals Meet the Demands of the Oil and Gas Industry?

Around the world, the Oil and Gas Industry is exploring new avenues of obtaining oil.  Pursuing these resources brings challenges like extreme temperatures, high pressures, and exposure to aggressive...
On March 12, 2015

Parker Shares Perspective on Innovation at CSU Forum

Recently, Parker Hannifin had the opportunity to participate in a panel discussion on innovation. From Laboratory to Wall Street; How Hopes and Dreams Enter the Marketplace, hosted by Cleveland...
On March 11, 2015

Polymer Innovation Center Opening

Parker is celebrating the opening of our Polymer Innovation Center at Parflex Division in Ravenna, Ohio USA, our leading thermoplastic and fluoropolymer hose, tubing and accessories operation;...
On October 2, 2014

Parker Collaborates with Cleveland Clinic to Develop Advanced Medical Technologies

Parker has announced it is developing more than 100 potential medical advancements with Cleveland Clinic, the noted nonprofit academic medical center that integrates clinical care with research and...
On July 10, 2014

Artificial Muscle to Expand Smart Sensors and Actuator Offering

Parker recently announced that it is embarking on the development of new smart sensors and actuators using electroactive polymer technology (EAP). Parker recently acquired intellectual property and...
On July 7, 2014

Chainless Challenge: A Hydraulic Bicycle?

In about 2006, those of us who are involved in hydraulics and love it began to worry that students were losing interest in the technology. To better attract bright young students to hydraulics, Parker...
On October 30, 2013