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Chainless Challenge: A Hydraulic Bicycle?

In about 2006, those of us who are involved in hydraulics and love it began to worry that students were losing interest in the technology. To better attract bright young students to hydraulics, Parker...
On October 30, 2013

Chainless Challenge Stimulates Innovative Solutions and Practical Experience

Engineering students from across the United States once again accepted the challenge to create a novel solution to develop a human assisted, fluid power vehicle travelling on two, three or four wheels...
On May 20, 2015

Chainless Challenge Inspires Engineering Student Creativity

Drawing 75 students and professors from nine universities, Parker’s 7th annual Chainless Challenge competition took place at the former El Toro Marine Base in Irvine, California, April 9-11. Of...
On June 9, 2014

An Adult Tricycle Wins the Chainless Challenge Race

In the previous blog in this series, we learned how the Chainless Challenge “won the race” in drawing students to hydraulics like never before. But another big winner has obviously been that...
On November 7, 2013

Parker’s Chainless Challenge Prompts Innovative Approach to Vehicle Mobility

Significant breakthroughs in engineering are often the result of efforts develop a solution to a unique problem. Nontraditional challenges require an innovative approach; for example, how do you move...
On November 20, 2013

9th Annual Chainless Challenge Puts Students to the Test

The ninth annual Chainless Challenge Competition marks a transitional year with plans to expand the number of participating schools under the leadership of the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA)....
On May 5, 2016

Cleveland Students Start the School Year Off Right With New School Supplies

Each year many students return to school without basic supplies and this directly affects their educational experience and self-esteem. Starting a new school year is an exciting time for students but...
On August 27, 2018

Labs Give Future Engineers a Better Understanding of Modern Technology

One of the longest running Parker Motion and Control Laboratories (PMCL) is supported by the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Akron (UA). It was established more than 25 years...
On April 3, 2019

Corporate and University Partnerships Better Equip Future Engineers

Universities and corporations have a long history of relationships that are mostly tied to monetary support. In an age where universities are continuously looking for more funding and corporations are...
On October 8, 2018

How Engineers Helped Ohio State Win EcoCAR3 Phase 1

We’ve updated you on how Parker’s global vehicle motor has been applied in various motor vehicle competitions, but this post makes us particularly happy.  Being an Ohio-based company that also has a...
On July 10, 2015

Stretch Your Mind Engineering Challenge Winners Announced

We’re happy to announce that Team Poly-Scientific Design from Cleveland State University (CSU) has taken first place in the first ever Stretch Your Mind Engineering Challenge. Team ROM 2.0 from...
On June 16, 2016

Artificial Muscle to Expand Smart Sensors and Actuator Offering

Parker recently announced that it is embarking on the development of new smart sensors and actuators using electroactive polymer technology (EAP). Parker recently acquired intellectual property and...
On July 7, 2014

ORACLE TEAM USA Partners with Parker for America’s Cup 2017

Parker recently announced its partnership with ORACLE TEAM USA to design and implement hydraulic control systems on its America’s Cup racing yachts. Parker will customize proven aerospace...
On April 1, 2015

Lab School Students Conquer This Year's Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge

Every year, students from all over the world come to compete in the National Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge. Previously named the "Parker Chainless Challenge," this competition has grown to...
On June 6, 2019

Students’ Innovative Science Fair Projects Recognized with Engineering Excellence Awards

The Northeastern Ohio Science and Engineering Fair (NEOSEF) is an annual regional science and engineering competition intended to engage interested students with hands-on learning projects. The event...
On April 6, 2018

Sales Company Norway's Charity Bicycle Ride

Employees from Parker’s Sales Company Norway recently organized a fundraising team to participate in a local bicycle ride event, helping to raise money for individuals living in poverty throughout the...
On August 7, 2014

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

Specialist Hydraulic Engineering Training: Early Lessons From The JCB Academy Partnership

A specialist hydraulic engineering training facility, launched by The JCB Academy and Parker Hannifin in March 2015, is teaching young UK engineers valuable lessons in how fluid power works. The JCB...
On January 11, 2016

Three Ways to Improve the Operation of Your Proportional Valve

Proportional valves that employ powerful, voice-coil valve technology are used in applications where higher flows from smaller valves are ideal. While the list is endless, a few of the activities in...
On May 22, 2018

Aerospace Technology Takes America's Cup Racing Team to New Heights

As an official innovation partner for ORACLE TEAM USA, Parker Hannifin is applying its decades of experience in aircraft engineering and motion control to design, manufacture, and implement the...
On March 17, 2017