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Discover a New Electrically Conductive Flame Retardant Plastic

Electrically conductive plastics continue to provide reliable EMI shielding in a wide variety of applications. Specifically, thermoplastics can overtake bulky metal enclosures due to their superior...
On October 17, 2019

HVACR Trends in Green Building with GreenStar and LEED

Conventional buildings, and the construction process that creates them have a substantial impact on the health and wellbeing of people and the planet. They’re costly to maintain and operate, generate...
On October 17, 2019

Semiconductor Fabs Lower Cost of Ownership with HiFluor Materials

  In our July Semiconductor entry, we noted that lowering the cost of ownership is a multi-faceted goal. We discussed how one of the areas for potential improvement is mechanical design and how the...
On October 15, 2019

HVACR Tech Tip: Protect Your System During Maintenance With These Steps

Simple maintenance steps for system reliability There are simple steps that an HVACR technician can take during their routine spring and fall inspections or at any time when onsite to...
On October 15, 2019

Making Connections? Make the Right Choice for Your Single-Use Process

Single-use solutions have been widely adopted on a global scale within the biopharmaceutical industry due to the many advantages and process improvements they offer. Key applications for single-use...

Continuous Remote Monitoring Helps Car Washes Run More Effectively

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates there are more than 100,000 car wash facilities throughout the country with Americans spending $5.8 billion annually to have their vehicles cleaned and detailed....
On October 14, 2019

6 Benefits of Overmolded Covers for Aerospace and Defense Applications

It's no surprise that electronic enclosures and housings in aerospace and defense applications are built to meet the most stringent of military standards. These include but are not limited to...
On October 10, 2019

New Hydraulic System on Sugarcane Harvester Exceeds Performance Goals

Over the past few years, market demand has increased for mobile equipment that is powerful and more efficient. In response to this trend, an OEM of sugarcane harvesters began a redesign of...
On October 9, 2019

5 Factors to Consider When Determining Compressive Load of a Seal

Closure force requirements are an important consideration for sealing applications, and the Applications Engineering team is often asked for guidance as to how to minimize or predict the amount of...
On October 8, 2019

16 Essential Guidelines for Safe and Proper Power Take-Off Mounting

Incorrect installation of a Power Take-Off (PTO) may cause the PTO and/or the gearbox to break and damage other parts as well as cause death, personal injury and property damage. Therefore, PTOs...
On October 8, 2019

Extractables and Leachables - a Source of Confusion?

In the biopharmaceutical industry, extractables and leachables have come under the spotlight as stainless steel manufacturing systems have given way to single-use assemblies in...

Best Practices for the Design and Operation of Coal Mill Dust Collectors

Today, cement manufacturing plants have to contend with a double-edged sword: How do they reduce production costs and still meet environmental regulations? How do they accomplish their goals and...
On October 7, 2019

Parker Supports STEM Challenge Mission to an Alien Planet with FIRST Robotics

For those who dream of engineering missions on alien planets, there is no better teacher than experience. Parker Aerospace may not engineer robots to load alien planet samples on rockets and...
On October 4, 2019

The Truth About Hydraulic Cylinder Drift

I had a brief career in construction. We used an old hydraulic manlift for elevated projects, and it had a problem – we would start the day eye-level with our work, and after an hour would realize we...
On October 3, 2019

Stop Paying 2-5X More to Maintain Your Off-Road Equipment

Gone are the days where equipment must be serviced on a set schedule. IoT technology helps enable maintenance based on equipment use. For instance, in an IoT solution for heavy equipment, cloud-based...
On October 3, 2019

HVACR Tech Tip: Protect your System During Install With These Steps

In today’s world where time is precious, doing the job right the first time is critical. Your customers want reliability and appreciate the attention to detail that will ensure their system provides...
On October 2, 2019

What Does a Good Seal Engineering Drawing Look Like?

You just spent 6 months testing, stretching, aging and exposing your new seal design to 12 different chemicals. Finally, you are done, so what does a good technical drawing for a seal include?...
On October 2, 2019

Delivering Visibility and Reducing Fleet Management Costs

Even when a business is doing well, margins can be razor thin, so keeping track of your off-road equipment fleet is an important job. Providing your project managers and crew with actionable...
On October 1, 2019

Sustainability Report Features Initiatives to Minimize Environmental Impact

As a global industrial leader, Parker’s manufacturing operations can have a significant and widespread impact on the world, and the company recognizes the importance of acting responsibly with...
On October 1, 2019

The Fundamentals of Applying Electrohydraulic Valves

The basics of electrohydraulic valves are easy to understand: they are electrically operated valves that control how hydraulic fluid is sent to actuators. However, to apply electrohydraulic valves...
On September 30, 2019