Liquid Valves

Choosing the Right Connector, Tubing and Accessories for Your Application - Part 1

Before the advent of thermoplastic fittings, the water conditioning industry was basically limited to brass, bronze, galvanized and copper tubing for connecting Point-of-Entry (POE) filters, softeners...
On September 5, 2017

Certified Natural Gas Vehicle and Fueling System Products

As we move into the future, the need for transportation is merging with society’s concerns about pollution, climate change, depletion of natural resources and the long-term sustainability of our...
On April 21, 2017

Advanced Liquid Valves Expand Microfluidic Possibilities

Liquid valves are a critical component in the next generation of analytical equipment used for clinical diagnostics, analytical chemistry, environmental monitoring, agent detection, and other life...
On February 7, 2017

Solenoid Valve Selection for Harsh Outdoor Applications

Wherever water, chemical mixtures, oil and gases are transported through pipes, solenoid valves are instrumental in remotely or automatically controlling the flow and transfer of fluids. But...
On October 4, 2016

New Miniature Poppet Solenoid Valve Increases Battery Life

Some of the biggest challenges for designing battery operated, handheld medical devices are size, weight and battery life. All three can be significantly improved by using our new miniature solenoid...
On March 31, 2016

How New LNG and Natural Gas Fuel System Architecture is Advancing the ‘Golden Age of Gas’

Four years ago, the International Energy Agency (IEA) asked “are we entering the golden age of gas?” Today, the North American shale gas boom, expansion of LNG trade, and new LNG and natural gas...
On October 29, 2015

Portable Oxygen Concentrators vs. Liquid Oxygen

Requiring oxygen can be a difficult change in a person’s life. Patients are being diagnosed with medical conditions like COPD at younger ages and are not ready to give up an active lifestyle. This is...
On October 27, 2015

Solving Product Design Challenges of Biocompatibility

Biocompatibility is one of the biggest hurdles for any new product—it is also one of the most important. Interestingly, there are no established regulations for the biocompatibility testing of medical...
On May 16, 2014

Trending in Robotics for the Life Sciences (Part 2)

In the first part of this series “6 Trends in Robotics for the Life Sciences,” you learned about three of the six important trends that are current in the design and manufacture of automated...
On December 5, 2013

Meeting the Biocompatibility Challenge in Respiratory Device Designs

Design engineers face the challenge of improving system performance and capability, while they remain under constant pressure to reduce system cost. Meeting these challenges—along with meeting the...
On November 15, 2013

Three Obstacles to Optimal Utility of Patient Care Products

What is the greatest obstacle to success in the design of a medical device that’s to be used directly by patients in their homes or in their bodies? In Parker-Hannifin’s view, the three...
On July 23, 2013