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Reflecting on the 9/11 Tragedy and Recovery Efforts, 20 Years Later
This year marks the 20-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives that day when two planes that had been hijacked...
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Four Strategies to Assure Manufacturing Competitiveness | Infographic
Business today is complicated for industrial manufacturers. Globally, transitions in technology, advanced manufacturing, and policy changes are creating uncertainty. Technology breakthroughs such as...
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Peer W Business Resource Group Celebrates Global Growth
First launched in 2015 at Parker’s global headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio, Peer W is a business resource group dedicated to attracting women to Parker and developing and retaining women across the...
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3D Printing vs. Injection Molding: Clashing or Complementary Techniques?
If popular culture is any bellwether, a clear winner already exists in the battle between 3D printing versus injection molding. However, in the real world, 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, and...
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Utilizing Reciprocating Engines for Flexible and Reliable Power Generation
The increased reliance on renewable forms of energy makes it more important than ever to identify energy sources that can efficiently supplement the variable output and available peak load...
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Maximizing Wind Farm Performance to Produce More Energy at Less Cost
Although wind currently provides 5 percent of the world’s electricity, the growing push for renewables has led many scientists and engineers to predict that wind turbines may generate at least half of...
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Challenged by Gas Turbine Inefficiency? Consider Ways to Increase Output
The global gas turbine market is expected to experience substantial growth in both the short- and long-term in response to a growing need for a reliable, cost-effective electric supply with few...
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Parker Support Community - The Answers You Are Looking For
In a world beset with physical distance, finding the right answer can be arduous. Engineers are no exception to this dilemma. No need to panic however, Parker has made it easier to get your...
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The Challenges and Promise of Tidal Energy
As regulatory pressure continues to curb greenhouse emissions, there has been a lot of attention on solar and wind energy. However, a less-publicized renewable energy source could play a major role in...
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Teaching an Old Grid New Tricks
As renewable energy sources such as wind and solar become a larger part of the overall United States’ energy portfolio, energy producers and system operators have an opportunity to take advantage of...
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Hydraulic and Pneumatic Colorflow Valves Enter a New Era
Parker Colorflow valves have been a global standard in industrial and mobile applications for more than 60 years. The exclusive colored rings found on metering, flow control, and needle valves provide...
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Ramping Up Energy Output at Offshore Wind Projects
The potential for wind energy is massive. Although wind energy currently represents only about five percent of the world’s total electricity, many experts predict it could easily produce at...
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Biogas Fuel Production: Overview and Trends
Biogas is a renewable energy source that can be used to generate heat and electricity. It’s produced through the decomposition of organic materials from plants and animals, also known as...
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Get Started on a Best Practice Maintenance Strategy | Infographic
There’s a technological renaissance that is transforming the look, systems, and processes of the modern factory. You might even call it a sea change. Advanced digital and analytical technologies...
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Making Solar Energy a More-Reliable Option
The sun has been referred to as a primary inexhaustible energy source capable of meeting energy demands on a global scale. Electricity can be generated from solar energy either directly using...
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Natural Gas Combined Cycle Power Plants: History, Trends and Outlook
During the past 60 years, the use of the natural gas combined cycle (NGCC) process for electricity generation has grown to make it one of the world’s leading sources of power. Along the way, natural...
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Precision Forestry Prompts Revolution in Tree Harvesting
Demand for wood is higher than ever. According to a 2020 report by the Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, record volumes of wood-based products were produced and traded...
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Coal Power Plant Conversion to Natural Gas
For decades, coal has dominated global power generation. Yet, its share of power generation is declining. The International Energy Agency predicts that global coal consumption has peaked and will not...
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Reciprocating Engines for Power Generation
In baseball, a utility infielder is a reliable and versatile player who can fill in at multiple positions depending on the needs of the team. In 21st-century power generation, a reciprocating engine...
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Inspiring Women from Parker's Exotic Metals Forming Division
Women have been a part of the Exotic Metals Forming Division from the inception of the organization. In the company’s 50+ year history, women have and continue to serve in manufacturing, engineering,...
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