Motion Control

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

Is Industry 4.0 Driving the Need for Smarter Motion Control Products?

The collective term Industry 4.0 refers to the fourth industrial revolution, typically described as the computerization of manufacturing—or in other words, the merging of traditional automation with...
On August 1, 2017

You Don’t Need a Cloud for IIoT! Just a Centralized Control Scheme

Centralized machine control is more than a control architectural scheme, it’s the first step to enabling Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The Parker Automation Controller (PAC) provides...
On July 18, 2017

What Will Be Trending at Society for Laboratory Automation (SLAS) Conference?

What's changing at SLAS 2017 this year? The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) is having their annual conference and exhibition in Washington D.C. from February 4th - February...
On January 31, 2017

Tube Bending OEMs Embracing All-Electric Automation

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

How Answering 6 Key Questions Will Improve Your Motion Control Strategy

Whether searching for a partner or planning to do the work internally, to bring motion and control value to your next development project, verify that the team has the right tools and skills to...
On April 14, 2016

Linear Motors | Servo Drives | PAC and More: SLAS 2016 Featured Products

It was a busy three days in San Diego at the recent Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) show as we talked about the new products and new technology on display at the Parker...
On February 16, 2016

Talented Engineering Students Build Race-Winning Solar Powered Car

When students from the Polytech Clermont-Ferrand engineering school in Auvergne, France were challenged to develop a prototype solar-powered electric car, they turned to Parker engineers for help. ...
On January 5, 2016

Outsourcing Megatrend Driving Change in Life Science Robotics

With corporate trends towards “jobless recoveries” and reducing the ratio of fixed expenses relative to variable expenses, more Life Science instrument companies are choosing to outsource...
On July 7, 2015

Life Science Robotics Driving Megatrend #2

Personalized medicine — a second megatrend affecting automation and robotics in Life Sciences — employs diagnostic testing to help select the most appropriate therapy based on the genetic makeup of an...
On June 30, 2015

Let Automation Come to You

In today’s modern, fast-paced business environment it is becoming ever more challenging for engineers to spare the precious time needed to visit trade shows. With more and more business being...
On March 18, 2015

Addressing Environmental Challenges in Automation

Modern machines demand modern solutions. Our goal is to keep one step ahead of the rapidly changing demands of our customer by introducing innovative and technically advanced products and solutions...
On August 25, 2014

When to Use Gearing in Motion-Control Designs Part 2 of 2

The appropriate use of gearing in your motion control application can make it run at lower rpms and provide more torque. Should you decide to use a gearhead, available configurations include...
On June 13, 2013

When to Use Gearing in Motion-Control Designs Part 1 of 2

Estimates say that only about one-third of the motion control systems in service use gearing, although there are good reasons for doing so. For example, when your motion control system must run...
On June 13, 2013

Electromechanical Technologies and Key Markets

Electromechanical is the technology of controlling mechanical devices via electricity. Parker electromechanical systems and components improve precision and increase productivity. Electromechanical...
On January 20, 2010