Mining

Screw-to-Connect Couplings Make Hard Work Easier

Hard working excavators, tunnel boring, mining, oil field and forestry equipment use a variety of tool attachments. This allows them to be versatile for a multitude of activities, all necessary to...
On November 19, 2018

Fluid Conveyance and Asset Tracking in Mining

As one of the leading suppliers to the mining market, Parker provides its customers with a broad portfolio of fluid handling technologies capable of increasing the efficiency and productivity of ore...
On August 31, 2018

Using a Mobile Display as a Dynamic Numeric Keypad Input Device

Control of vehicle speed is important to equipment operators. The ability to accurately set the speed of a conveyor or roller in applications such as road paving or striping, crop sprayers and sugar...
On July 30, 2018

Do You Know How Extreme Cold Affects Your Hydraulic Hose Properties?

Extremely cold environments with conditions such as snow, ice, and high wind speeds are a challenge for all rubber hydraulic hoses.  Frequently, hoses must withstand temperature ranges below -57 °C...
On July 19, 2018

Keep Employees Safe with Engineered Breathing Air Systems

In many applications across a multitude of industries like mining, hazmat and pharmaceuticals, employers must supply breathing air systems when necessary to keep employees safe. A variety of hazardous...
On June 20, 2018

How Mobile Equipment Manufacturers Benefit from Using Formed Thermoplastic Hoses

Considering the variables that require attention in the design and installation of a fluid conveyance system, it is no wonder that hydraulic system engineers, operators and technicians are...
On June 5, 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

Digging Deeper: The Importance of Safety and Reliability in Underground Mining

The mining industry, known for its harsh and unforgiving environments, demands reliable, high quality equipment to ensure safety and efficiency. Longwall mining, which accounts for around 50% of total...
On May 24, 2018

How to Achieve Safe Motion Control in ATEX Environments

Machinery and moving equipment is a vital element in all areas of modern automated industry, but what happens when the atmosphere in the working environment is potentially explosive?    All motion...
On January 23, 2018

Making Ash Analysis Simpler in the Field | White Paper

Traditional coal ash sampling and analysis using a laboratory facility can take a few hours if there is an on-site lab or days if the samples are sent away for analysis. Using the Parker...
On December 12, 2017

3 Things Design Engineers of Rail Vehicles Need to Know about the EN 45545 Standard

Selecting the right hose and fitting combination for a hydraulic system is a critical process that is often overlooked and underestimated. Choosing the right combination is critical to the overall...
On April 12, 2017

Load Sensing Valve Improves Heavy Duty Machine Productivity and Fuel Savings

OEM engineers are always looking for new technology to improve heavy duty machine productivity. This is weighed against the known factor: that current hydraulic systems powering heavy duty...
On September 26, 2016

Meeting ISO 4406 Cleanliness Standards with Diesel and Biodiesel Fuel

Diesel and Biodiesel fuels may leave a refinery clean, but fuel quality can vary at the time it is dispensed due to contamination accumulated during transport and storage. Operators and...
On September 19, 2016

What is a ParkerStore Onsite Container?

Remote or restricted-access jobsites typically found in mining, construction, forestry, and oil & gas exploration and production, as well as airports and shipping ports, find that downtime can become...
On September 1, 2016

The Importance of Effective Dust Suppression in Quarries. Part 1

Safety is vital in quarries and cement plants and dust inhalation can be a major problem. Responsible quarries are taking notice of HSE guidance and implementing dust suppression systems to...
On May 25, 2016

Continuously Dry Runnable Lobe Pump Maximizes Uptime

When we asked, operators in the oil and gas industry told us that they are interested in solving the typical pump failure mode of extremely short (or none) dry run time limits. We were challenged to...
On March 1, 2016

Dust is More Damaging Than You Think

Equipment in the field, including mining and construction, is subject to any number of conditions, from pouring rain to damaging winds, but dust is one factor that could be more damaging than...
On December 1, 2015

How to Extend the Life of Your Surface Mining Hose

In most types of surface mining, hydraulically powered heavy equipment is used to remove the overburden and then to extract the mineral. Many different types of equipment are used in surface mining...
On May 6, 2014