Life Sciences

The History and Pedigree of Parker Aerospace Fluid Systems Division Fuel Pumps

For over 40 years, the Fluid Systems Division (FSD) of Parker Aerospace has been designing and building aircraft fuel boost and transfer pumps at its Elyria, Ohio, facility located just southwest of...
On July 9, 2018

The Advantages of Cartridges in Transportation Applications

From OEM component suppliers to heavy-duty truck manufacturers, there are advantages of using cartridges in transportation applications.  Cartridges are used across many markets including industrial,...
On June 15, 2018

Choosing a High Flow Proportional Valve for Ventilators and Anesthesia Machines

In today’s medical device industry, there is strong demand for smaller, sleeker designs and speed to the market with the newest breakthrough products. Engineers designing respiratory equipment, such...
On June 14, 2018

Reduce Exhaust Leakage in Heavy Duty Engines by 80 Percent with an Air Duct Seal

Increased emission restrictions are requiring engine manufacturers to conform to Euro 6 and Tier IV regulations to reduce exhaust leakage 80% or more. In order to achieve these new standards, engines...
On May 30, 2018

High School Students Shine Bright in Solar Car Challenge

This past summer the Parker-sponsored multidisciplinary Walnut Solar Car Team won top honors at the 2017 National Solar Car Challenge. Held at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, this...
On April 27, 2018

How OEMs Can Improve Life Science Instrumentation Performance

Today, gas chromatography (GC), mass spectroscopy (MS) and similar life science instrumentation are contributing to results in drug discovery and development, forensics labs, and the next...
On April 24, 2018

Practical Applications for Precision Electromechanics in Photonics

In a world of constant technological advances, the photonics industry is seeing rapid growth with no signs of a slow-down. Photonics is the branch of technology concerned with the properties and...
On February 22, 2018

Filtration and Biopharmaceutical Process Protection

Effective filtration is vital to process protection and factors such as filter selection, testing and optimization can have an impact on process risk. Here we examine the factors to consider when...

Optimize Hydraulic Systems with Top Fluid & Gas Handling Blogs of 2017

As we look back on 2017, increased demand contributed to technology advancements and higher productivity across a range of industries including oil and gas, power generation, life...
On January 20, 2018

Five Great Applications for Permanent Magnet Direct Drive Servo Motors

With its high power density and flexible mounting capabilities, permanent magnet direct drive servo motors like the Parker PM-DD series have a proven track record in many manufacturing applications....
On January 10, 2018

Most Popular Filtration Technology Blogs of 2017

2017 saw economic growth accelerate and the indicators suggest that trend will continue. This puts productivity initiatives high on the list of manufacturers, keen on taking full advantage of...
On January 4, 2018

Dental Office Potable Water Case Study - Choosing the Right Connectors

Potable water systems, whether in water filtration, beverage dispensing, life science, bottling or semiconductor are much more than the sum of their individual parts. A thorough analysis of...
On December 13, 2017

Compound Cure System: How Much Does It Matter?

Frequently, our team in Applications Engineering receives a question along these lines: “Is your compound E0740 peroxide cured?” Usually, these questions are asked because an end customer specifies...
On November 2, 2017

Know Your Pneumatics: Single or Double Acting? Choosing the Right Cylinder

The most popular style of pneumatic actuator consists of a piston and rod moving inside a closed cylinder, designed to move in a straight line to deliver linear motion. This style of linear actuator...
On September 26, 2017

How to Specify Precision Linear Mechanics for a Cleanroom Environment

A cleanroom is an environment maintained to ensure minimal levels of environmental pollutants such as dust, airborne microbes, aerosol particles, and chemical vapors. It is critical for...
On September 20, 2017

Know Your Pneumatics: Hints & Tips For Specifying Linear Actuators

Pneumatic linear actuators are designed to move in a straight line and are one of the simplest, most cost effective and straightforward ways to accomplish linear motion.  Introduction to Linear...
On August 29, 2017

Protecting Your Process From Mycoplasma Contamination

Plant shutdown, a shortage of key products, patients unable to access important drugs, profits hit … the consequences of a biological contamination can be devastating for a...

The Hydraulic Hose Mystery - How is it Made?

Hose manufacturers each use a diverse range of materials that can result in a variety of hose styles. They design their hose and coupling components to fit their own tolerances. Hoses from...
On August 10, 2017

Fluidic Components Take the Pain Out of Designing Capnography Monitors

To meet the needs of today's ever-changing hospital environments, medical equipment manufacturers are under pressure to design smaller, lighter and more portable devices without...
On August 9, 2017

New Sealing Material HiFluor FB for Hygienically Sensitive Applications

Be it in the production of food, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics or medical devices coming into contact with the human body, excellent purity and media resistance combined with a wide range of...
On July 27, 2017