Thanks to our loyal followers for all of the interest in the topics
covered in this blog over the past year. In examining the most-read
blog posts over the course of 2019, it becomes obvious that...
On January 14, 2020
The arguments advocating more automation in our factories and
process plants are gaining momentum and translating into a
revolution in production environments. Parker designs
automated linear motion...
On September 24, 2019
It’s no secret that the Millennial Generation’s practices and
preferences are shifting consumer product design and marketing
messages across the board. But how does that trend affect product
On September 5, 2019
There is no “one size fits all” drive train linear actuator
technology for every application. In reality, the selection of
different types of linear motion systems depends entirely on what
On July 1, 2019
It’s well documented that creating compressed air for use by
pneumatic cylinders is not a particularly cost-effective process,
largely as a result of generator and system inefficiencies. With
On July 1, 2019
Although the basic recipe for the solid soap bar has not varied
much for decades, the process of making this basic commodity has
changed significantly since the advent of industrialisation....
On February 1, 2019
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
On January 4, 2019
Throughout the world, various types of metrology applications share
a common need for increased precision. Metrology is the scientific
study of measurement. Metrology applications take some type...
On October 11, 2018
When it comes to gearbox test rigs deployed in the automotive and
aerospace industries, one thing is certain - there is no margin for
failure. A test rig or system that is unreliable or...
On September 24, 2018
In radiographic tilting beds the table upon which the patient
is placed needs to be moved and controlled with smooth
precision. In this type of application, servo motors and drives
play a key role....
On May 23, 2018
Machine design challenges Pressures to reduce overhead costs and
maximize profitability have forced original equipment manufacturers
and machine builders to significantly reduce their...
On April 25, 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
For applications with space limitations or size restrictions,
integrating a standard linear actuator to achieve the required
force / thrust can sometimes be a challenge. However, utilising
On November 21, 2017
When people hear the word vacuum, most think about the machines
used to clean your home. However, there’s an entirely different
meaning in manufacturing that helps enhance how we live our daily
On October 18, 2017
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
For a machine designer, flexibility means highly configurable and
adaptable components that can allow for slight variations without
demanding major design changes. When applying these demands to...
On August 24, 2017
Wherever manufacturers require linear actuators in industrial
automation, they look for a highly reliable system capable of
accurate and fast positioning. However, these are not the only
On November 30, 2016
Screw drive trains, a popular linear actuation technology, are
designed to act as force multiplication devices, taking rotary
torque input from a motor and converting it to linear thrust. A
On November 10, 2016
The tube bending industry is seeing a migration from more
traditional manual hydraulic process equipment to fully
automated "all electric" machinery. Historically, tube bending
operations have been...
On July 18, 2016
Computer scientist Alan Kay is famous for saying “The best way to
predict the future is to invent it.” To gain a better understanding
of what that future might look like, Parker Hannifin...
On May 25, 2016