Military

Customizable Aircraft Fuel Pumps Reduce Cost and Boost Reliability

Parker Aerospace’s Fluid System Division has a long history of supplying fuel pumps to both the civilian and military aviation markets. Detailed analysis and testing, combined with extensive hours of...
On September 21, 2018

Why Stainless Steel is Perfect When Corrosion Resistance is Vital

Hydraulic fitting materials need to have the strength and corrosion resistance necessary to safely withstand the challenges of hydraulic systems in harsh environments. Hose fittings aren't typically...
On July 26, 2018

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

Calling All Puzzle Experts: Why Package Level EMI Shielding Makes Sense

As consumers demand faster processing speeds, high-resolution pictures, and a longer battery life, mobile electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets require highly-populated printed...
On June 22, 2018

Design Decisions Relating to EMC Shielding

When approaching the problem of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) the electronic design engineer quite often considers it to be a secondary issue that can be dealt with once the device is...
On May 22, 2018

How to Specify the Proper Sized Heat Exchanger for Your Hydraulic System

Given the many risks of excess heat in a hydraulic system – such as fluid decomposition, increased wear on system components, damage to seals and bearings, etc. – the need for an effective heat...
On May 15, 2018

F-35 Lightning II Fuel and Inerting System Powered by Parker Aerospace

As the United States military embarked to build the second ever fifth-generation fighter aircraft, Parker Aerospace’s Fluid Systems Division (FSD) was selected in the mid-1990s to provide the...
On March 28, 2018

Evolution of Fuel Tank Inerting for the Aerospace Industry

Parker Aerospace’s Fluid Systems Division (FSD) has been a major supplier of aircraft fuel tank inerting systems and components since the 1960s. Fuel tank inerting systems create a non-combustible...
On March 23, 2018

New High Performance Compound for Automotive Applications

Parker Chomerics THERM-A-GAP TC50 is the latest in the family of soft thermal conductive silicone elastomers developed to conduct heat between a hot component and a heatsink or enclosure. The...
On February 13, 2018

Aircraft Lightning Protection Rises to New Heights

Aircraft lightning strikes occur more frequently than you might think. It’s estimated that on average, commercial aircraft lightning strikes occur every 1,000 hours of flight time. When a strike...
On January 10, 2018

Selecting a Thermal Management System Supplier for Aerospace and Defense Applications

Today’s sophisticated aerospace and defense electronic systems are driving significant increases in power densities, resulting in complex thermal management challenges. Advances in...
On August 29, 2017

New Coating Extends Cylinder Life Up to Eight Times Longer

Hydroelectric turbine systems operate in extremely harsh conditions. The corrosive conditions in challenging industrial and outdoor environments, especially in hydro market applications, greatly...
On August 9, 2017

Innovations Drive Weight and Emission Reductions for Aircraft Engines

Engine makers face ongoing challenges in the areas of noise, fuel burn, and emissions. That’s why Parker Aerospace’s recent innovations in the areas of lubrication, combustion, and thermal management...
On June 14, 2017

New Essential Handbook for EMI Shielding Applications

Selecting the right EMI shielding material for your application can be challenging. A new Conductive Elastomer Engineering Handbook published by Parker Chomerics offers detailed technical explanations...
On June 14, 2017

New Thermal Gel Benefits Consumer and Automotive Applications

Careful management of thermal interfaces is crucial to maintaining the reliability and extending the life of electronic devices and equipment. As each new electronic product generation requires higher...
On May 23, 2017

Interesting New Developments in Commercial Aerospace Gaskets

What are the premium requirements of gaskets for flange-to-flange aerospace assemblies such as antennas, access panels, radars and lighting? Electrical conductivity? EMI (electromagnetic interference)...
On April 27, 2017

AN 37° Flare vs Industrial 37° Flare Fittings: What's the Difference?

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 used...
On April 19, 2017

Parker Aerospace Honored as a Finalist for the 2016 PMO of the Year Award

The Parker Aerospace Group’s firm commitment to program management excellence was validated when its Program Management Office (PMO) team was honored as one of three finalists out of 35 entries...
On March 10, 2017

Improved EMI Shielding Consistency of Single Pellet Conductive Plastics

For designers of electronics enclosures, conductive plastics offer the benefit of lighter weight coupled with cost effective injection molding. But for years, using traditional blended plastic...
On February 8, 2017

EMI Shielding Caulk Delivers Superior Performance in Military Radar Systems

Shielding for electromagnetic interference (EMI) is critical to military electronics systems operating in demanding environments requiring low emitted electronic signatures and protection from...
On December 6, 2016