Motion & Control Technology Blogs | Parker Hannifin

OSHA Rule Limits Silica Dust Exposure

In an effort to improve worker safety, the United States Occupational Health and Safety Association (OSHA) has issued a Final Rule to limit occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica...
On October 23, 2017

Continuous Remote Monitoring vs. Route-Based Condition Monitoring Solutions

Without question, the Internet of Things (IoT) has changed the way we look at condition monitoring and diagnostics. Many now consider checking analog gauges and jotting down measurements on a...
On October 20, 2017

Seven Factors to Consider When Selecting Linear Mechanics for a Vacuum Environment

When people hear the word vacuum, most think about the machines used to clean your home. However, there’s an entirely different meaning in manufacturing that helps enhance how we live our daily lives....
On October 18, 2017

Universal Material nobrox® for Food Applications: Compound Versatility Beats Compound Variety

Be it in the food processing industry, restaurants or residential kitchens: components with food contact in industrial equipment and household appliances are subject to strict legal and...
On October 18, 2017

Building an IoT Offering to Maximize Value

For the past 100 years, Parker has been building and delivering ever more complex motion and control components and systems. We are well into a digital transformation that has caused us to rethink not...
On October 17, 2017

Know Your Pneumatics: Basics of Air Preparation

Having a steady supply of clean and dry air is a requirement for protecting pneumatic components and ensuring their proper operation. For applications such as clamping, positioning, pushing and...
On October 10, 2017

A Quick Guide: How Servo Motors Work

The basic theory of operation for brushless servo motors revolves around the principles of magnetism where like poles repel and opposite poles attract. There are two magnetic sources found within a...
On October 5, 2017

Metallurgy Makes or Breaks Tube Fittings

For over forty years, Parker has the lead the development of the chemical hardening process ideal for ferrules designed to grip and seal stainless steel tubing. The process is called Suparcase. This...
On September 29, 2017

How to Determine the Ideal Metal Seal Part Number for an Application

Parker's metal seals are used in the most extreme environments that demand extreme temperature and pressure solutions. Metal seal technology is used in cryogenic, high temperature, hard vacuum, high...
On September 28, 2017

Distributing Parker’s Innovative Spirit in Latin America

It has been over 50 years since Parker Hannifin Corporation entered the Latin American market. What began in 1963 with a sole distributor in Peru dispensing hose and fittings would grow to nearly 500...
On September 28, 2017

Inspiring Unique Career Paths

At a company that spans 50 countries and a full portfolio of diverse motion and control technologies, team members of all disciplines are needed to deliver on the promise to solve the world's greatest...
On September 26, 2017

Know Your Pneumatics: Single or Double Acting? Choosing the Right Cylinder

The most popular style of pneumatic actuator consists of a piston and rod moving inside a closed cylinder, designed to move in a straight line to deliver linear motion. This style of linear actuator...
On September 26, 2017

Career Paths Reflect Parker’s Agility

Being in direct contact with customers had become David's ambition as he gained experience in technical areas. But then the question arose as to how to make that career change without putting at risk...
On September 21, 2017

Protect Your Seal Aftermarket with Part Identification Technologies

Parker is revolutionizing part identification technology with a multitude of options. Customers are able to benefit from various identification methods such as non-permanent and permanent...
On September 20, 2017

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

A Closer Look at O-ring Face Seal, 37° Flare, and 24° Flareless Fittings

When a customer asks me which fitting to use, I start by asking for more details about the application. Some of the things I tell them to consider are ease of installation, temperature, reusability,...
On September 19, 2017

Parker Contributes to Hurricane Irma Relief Efforts

On Sunday, September 10, 2017, Hurricane Irma made landfall as a category four hurricane in the Florida Keys and later made landfall again as a category three hurricane in the Marco Island and...
On September 14, 2017

Parker Etoy Employees Raise 10,000 CHF for Local Charity

To celebrate Parker’s centennial anniversary, employees of Parker Etoy united and laced up their sneakers to raise funds for a local charity, The Lavigny Institution.  Since 1906, The...
On September 12, 2017

Hints & Tips: 6 Simple Circuits To Reduce Air Consumption - Part 2 of 2

Did you know you can improve machine efficiency without reducing productivity by selecting pneumatic valves and pressure regulators strategically? Many times, the compressed air delivered to a...
On September 12, 2017

Hints & Tips: 6 Simple Circuits To Reduce Air Consumption - Part 1 of 2

Did you know you can improve machine efficiency without reducing productivity by selecting pneumatic valves and pressure regulators strategically? Many times, the compressed air delivered to a...
On September 12, 2017