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Integrated Transmissions That are a Cut Above

There are over 40 million acres of lawn across the United States, made up, primarily, of residential lawns, roadsides and golf courses. While many Americans maintain their own lawns, a growing number...
On September 20, 2019

Engineering Alumni Shares Value of Motion and Control Lab Experience

Parker has always valued outstanding graduates who have the potential to become a part of the global team. Parker looks for leading candidates who are highly adaptable and have been provided with an...
On September 20, 2019

The ROI of IoT for OEMs

The OEM landscape is continuously transforming. In a service industry that once focused on the tactical side of product function, the new shift now emphasizes on how to become the strategic revenue...
On September 19, 2019

Cold Weather Challenges Spur Design of New Low Temperature Hose

When it comes to hoses and cold weather performance, force to flex is not as important as actual hose construction. In harsh winter temperatures, hose construction materials can be a major contributor...
On September 19, 2019

Parker Chomerics Earns 2018 Outstanding Quality Supplier Award from FCA

We're thrilled to announce that the Chomerics Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has been recognized for its outstanding quality by global...
On September 18, 2019

Subsystems and Subcomponents are Critical to OEM Instrumentation Design

A subsystem is a self-contained module within a larger system. Often in the life sciences market space, manufacturers look for partners that specialize in a specific industry to design and supply...
On September 17, 2019

Nitro Iced Coffee Uses Self-Contained Nitrogen Generators | Case Study

Battlegrounds Coffee is a small, community-oriented coffee shop in Haverhill, MA. The owners were challenged to find a more efficient and consistent way to deliver Nitro Coffee to their customers.  ...
On September 12, 2019

Making Good Sense of Sensor Installation

Careful and correct sensor installation is vital if accurate and reliable information is to be measured and communicated from the sensor.  What all engineers want when it comes to sensor installation...
On September 12, 2019

HVACR Tech Tip: Top 5 FAQs About Thermostatic Expansion Valves (TEVs)

Not everyone is familiar with all the intricacies of HVACR as we are at Parker Sporlan and that’s okay. Whenever you have questions, you can always contact our world class Technical Support team or...
On September 11, 2019

The Importance of Reliable Thermal Management in the Marine Industry

Reliable cooling is a decisive factor for production, particularly in the marine industry. It is responsible for ensuring adequate temperatures in the turbine, the electronics racks and on the...
On September 10, 2019

Shift in Linear Actuator Design Fueled by Newer Generation

It’s no secret that the Millennial Generation’s practices and preferences are shifting consumer product design and marketing messages across the board. But how does that trend affect product design in...
On September 5, 2019

How Renewable Energy Power Plants Can Increase Output and Decrease Costs

The costs of renewable energy have fallen significantly in recent years, helping to advance the industry quickly. But apparently not quickly enough--in May of 2018 renewable energy represented...
On September 3, 2019

Choosing the Best Dust Collector for Air Quality Control in Manufacturing

Dust collectors are important tools in any industrial manufacturing operation. They provide a cleaner environment for employees, eliminate air quality concerns, and meet environmental...
On August 27, 2019

Fluid Systems Division Emphasizes Community Service

Parker’s Fluid Systems Division (FSD) headquartered in Irvine, California, is focused on community service to transform its culture and provide more comprehensive support to charitable organizations....
On August 27, 2019

Hydropower's Future Relies on Next Generation Water Power Technologies

Although other renewable sources of energy may be growing at a faster rate, more electricity continues to be generated in the U.S. by conventional hydropower than by wind, solar and geothermal...
On August 22, 2019

Automated Bottle Sorting | Simplifying Returnable Assets

Most people of a certain age have childhood memories of returning beverage bottles to their neighborhood store and getting back their deposit coins, which were usually just enough to invest in an...
On August 16, 2019

How to Use Virtual Engineer for HVACR Product Selection

Parker Sporlan's new web-based product selection program, Virtual Engineer, allows the user to size, select and fully configure products for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration applications. Virtual...
On August 15, 2019

Five Design Strategies for Food Packaging OEMs

If you read my recent blog post, “The Quiet Revolution in Food and Beverage Packaging Machines” you know why I believe the global market for food and beverage packaging machinery is growing, as well...
On August 14, 2019

Food Grade Gearhead Motor Solves Problem for Packaging Manufacturer

Gearhead motors can be ideal for the food and packaging industries if they are selected with several key features. A manufacturer of machines for gluing, fill, sealing and diverting food...
On August 13, 2019

VFD Eliminates Bottleneck in Canning Plant

How do you eliminate a bottleneck in a food and beverage canning plant?  Apply good engineering design and use a variable frequency drive solution. Beverage bottling or canning has always been a...
On August 9, 2019