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Surface Preparation for Painting Conductive Coatings

Did you know that up to 80% of conductive coating failures can be directly attributed to inadequate surface preparation? Not properly preparing your surfaces for spraying or adherence is...
On February 14, 2019

Improving Hydraulic Systems for Better Performance and Energy Efficiency

For a long time, the use of hydraulic power in industrial processes has been associated with its traditional benefits: high power density, precise control, and long-term performance. Yet...
On February 12, 2019

The Four Best Thermal Interface Materials For Cooling Electronics

The world of thermal interface materials continues to evolve as the cooling requirements for applications in the automotive, consumer, medical and aerospace markets continue to demand lower prices...
On February 7, 2019

All You Need to Know About Air Motor Selection

The popularity of air motors is on the rise as a result of their many advantages. However, not all pneumatic motors are made the same, so choosing the right one for your application can prove...
On February 7, 2019

How Can Clinical and Analytical Chemistry Labs Increase Throughput?

Clinical and analytical laboratories are under constant pressure to increase throughput. Throughput is the amount of material or items passing through a system. In this case, it’s the analyzing...
On February 1, 2019

Overhauling a Soap Production Line in Record Time

Although the basic recipe for the solid soap bar has not varied much for decades, the process of making this basic commodity has changed significantly since the advent of industrialisation....
On February 1, 2019

What Are Electromagnetic Interference and Electromagnetic Compatibility Measurements, and Why Do We Care?

Fundamental design checkpoints of new products generally focus on the designs of mechanical, electrical and software systems. On the whole, EMI/EMC design falls by the wayside for many...
On January 31, 2019

Sealing Solutions for Drinking Water and Service Water Systems

Wherever drinking water is obtained from any of its sources, pumped and processed, materials with low extraction levels and without any harmful ingredients are required.  Sealing compounds for use in...
On January 29, 2019

HVACR Tech Tip: Understanding Heat Pump Systems and Thermostatic Expansion Valves

Manufacturers have been successfully applying Parker Sporlan Thermostatic Expansion Valves on Heat Pump Applications for many years. Parker Sporlan's large diaphragm and durable welded element result...
On January 29, 2019

Know Your Pneumatics: Safety Exhaust Valves

Any engineers who are involved in machine building as part of their core activities will know all about the EU Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. Most will have stood in front of a newly built...
On January 24, 2019

Improving Power Plant Gas Turbine Performance in Harsh Desert Environments

Gas turbine performance is affected by the environmental challenges of a specific power plant installation. In a recent project located in the Middle East, a filtration solution to protect the turbine...
On January 24, 2019

How to Identify Quality Thermal Gap Fillers in Four Steps

There are a variety of thermal pads and gap fillers to choose from -- so many choices that it can become so overwhelming. How can you decide what's best for your application? And how does quality...
On January 24, 2019

Thermal Capabilities & Polyurethane Seal Materials: What Do Temperature Ratings Mean?

Polyurethanes have been around for decades as a seal material for high pressure reciprocating mobile hydraulic applications. Original equipment manufacturers select it as their “go to” seal...
On January 22, 2019

Automating and Enclosing Bulk Fill Operations - the Way Forward?

The consequences of failure during downstream processing are severe. Following the Affinity Chromatography stage, the value of the product increases significantly at every step. A failure at the final...

Understanding the Machinery Directive

In every manufacturing industry, machine safety is always a top priority. When operating in Europe, utilizing machinery and components with CE certification is the best way to ensure the reliability...
On January 16, 2019

Real World Hydraulics Circuit Training Gives University Students an Edge

Do you ever wonder how Parker is engaging with students? Are students using our products? Are the students receiving the proper support? The answers to these questions is a resounding yes....
On January 16, 2019

Top 9 Parker Blogs of 2018

2018 marked Parker's strongest year of financial performance in the company's history (view Annual Report in "Related Posts" at the end of the blog). Our focus on solving some of the world’s...
On January 15, 2019

EMI Testing for Medical Devices – What You Need to Know

Not long ago in hospitals and other critical care facilities, you were greeted with a large, ominous warning sign the moment you walked through the entrance doors to refrain from cell phone use due to...
On January 15, 2019

CAD Library for Seals Makes Work Easier for Design Engineers

You are working on a new design and want to incorporate the sealing system directly – in 3D including a design space proposal? In Parker Prädifa´s CAD library, 3D step files are available for you to...
On January 11, 2019

Integrated ISOBUS Functions Help Agriculture Sector Plow Ahead

As the case is across many sectors, electronics systems are the primary drivers of innovation in today‘s agricultural industry. However, those working in this sector may have noticed that any major...
On January 9, 2019