Motion & Control Technology Blogs | Parker Hannifin
Improve Wind Turbine Safety With a Piston Accumulator Retrofit
Wind turbines are designed to maximize power production based on the predicted wind speeds found at the plant site. However, excessive wind speeds are experienced at times, so it is crucial to limit...
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New Motor and Generator Solution Supports Cleaner Vehicles of the Future
Electrification remains one of the primary trends in the automotive sector, as vehicle makers push hard to introduce cleaner technologies that result in lower emissions. According to a recent report...
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Give Your Fluid Connectors the Attention They Deserve in Pneumatic Builds
Connectors might not always receive the attention they deserve. Often times the specification of fittings and tubing is secondary to the attention paid to larger components. Design engineers may not...
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Challenged by IoT Implementation? Consider a Framework for Deployment
The challenge of moving from a successful IoT pilot program to implementing a broad deployment can be daunting and should not be undertaken lightly. But if you have identified high-value use cases,...
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PowerTilt Reduces Manual Labor, Lowers Costs and Increases Operator Safety
Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. brings over 60 years of experience to the highway, commercial and residential fields throughout central Pennsylvania. They continue to grow their business by expanding their...
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Clean Transportation: Hybridization and Electrification in the Marine Industry
While this may look like any car ferry carrying people and vehicles in an estuary on the Norwegian coast, this 80-meter ship, called MV Ampere, had one of the world's first fully powered electric...
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Vehicle Connectivity Drives Demand for EMI Shielding with High IP Rating
The growing connected vehicle and electric car markets are currently driving up demand for IP-rated (Ingress Protection rating) and EMI protection. Even standard road vehicle electronics need to be...
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Examining Manufacturing Processes to Improve Efficiency
You are a world-class manufacturer of your goods. Why then is your competition so close at your heels, or worse, beating you? What do they know that you don’t? The key to manufacturing success...
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Getting To Know Your Compressed Air Filters, Regulators, & Lubricators (FRLs)
In any compressed air system, properly treating the generated air prior to use is essential, but oftentimes picking the right air treatment equipment can be overwhelming. To select the right...
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Engineers Work in New Ways to Accelerate Innovation in Mobile Machines
These days, mobile machines used in a broad range of markets such as agriculture, construction, forestry, material handling and transportation are exceptionally sophisticated pieces of...
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Reducing the Risks of Contaminants in Your Liquid Cooling Line
From the time a fledgling IT maven first installed multiple servers close to one another, it became clear that thermal management, and the choice between air and liquid cooling, would be the...
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Parker Sporlan Supermarket Seminar Series: Metering Devices, TEVs - Q&A Part 3
As we introduced our Parker Sporlan webinar series we realized that we couldn't possibly answer all the questions in that short amount of time. We decided to create Climate Control blogs to answer...
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Controlling Microbial Growth in Compressed Air
A tour of any modern manufacturing facility will uncover the extensive use of compressed air.  Production managers and quality managers may not be aware of the potential hazards associated with this...
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Overcoming Design and Maintenance Issues in Hose Applications | Infographic
Fluids are integral to the functionality of industrial and mobile equipment, and as conduits for these fluids, hose assemblies are critical to system performance. It's well known that formed hose and...
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Continuous Improvement Earns Aerospace Top Scores for Customer Service
For over a century Parker Aerospace has been an aerospace industry leader both as an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and provider of aftermarket repair, maintenance, and overhaul (MRO) services....
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How a Self-Retaining Static Seal Efficiently Seals Bores in Non-Pressurized Applications
What can be done if a bore requires radial sealing but lack of a lead-in chamfer prevents the installation of a seal? A situation like this occurs for instance when an existing bore should be closed...
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Is It Time to Rethink Open Loop Hydraulics in Drills and Trenching Systems?
We think so, because OEMs can reduce the cost of underground construction machines by using Parker's Overcenter Intelligent Flow Control (IFC) architecture. Closed-loop hydraulic systems are commonly...
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Catalytic Fuel Tank Inerting: Removing the Need for Engine Bleed Air
In the last decade, fuel tank inerting systems have transcended from a niche market of military aircraft into wide scale proliferation on commercial airliners. In fact, almost all commercial airliners...
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Virtual Engineering Improves Efficiency of Hydraulic System Design
In industries ranging from manufacturing to off-highway, the efficient management of engineering resources is more important than ever as businesses face the acceleration of customer demand for high...
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Uniting Bulk Final Filtration and Bulk Dispensing to Tackle Inefficiency
Biopharmaceutical manufacturers have traditionally implemented bulk final filtration and bulk dispensing as two separate unit operations – with multiple operators assigned to carrying them out....
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