Motion & Control Technology Blogs | Parker Hannifin

Know Your Pneumatics: Basics of Rodless Cylinders

Pneumatics have always played an important role in achieving maximised productivity for manufacturing automation applications and the technology is constantly evolving to solve engineering challenges. ...
On April 19, 2018

Meeting Demand for Efficient Automotive Vehicle Testing & Dynamometers

The automotive vehicle industry has experienced introductions of several new technologies and upgrades. One significant example is the rising amount of electrical content per vehicle. Testing...
On April 19, 2018

HVACR Tech Tip: Obtaining Oil Samples in a Refrigeration or Air Conditioning System

Monitoring the acid level in a refrigeration or air conditioning system is of the utmost importance. Contaminants such as water and air are important factors in the formation of acids in the...
On April 10, 2018

Advancements in Automotive Transmissions

Precision timepieces operate much like the inner workings for automotive machines. Underneath the back cover lies a series of gears and springs designed to measure the passage of time. We are told how...
On April 10, 2018

Lifters Designed with Rotary Actuators Dump Waste More Effectively

Looking for ways to reduce worker compensation claims and improve route times, among other benefits, some municipalities and waste companies look to design changes from the refuse truck OEMs...
On April 10, 2018

Teaming Up to Lead Workplace and Community Improvements

From providing a safe and engaging work environment where all team members can thrive, to strengthening all of the communities which the company calls home and supporting organizations that make...
On April 9, 2018

Microbial Control - What’s Spoiling My Beer?

As brewing becomes increasingly competitive, with consumers demanding higher quality beers, and retailers looking for products with greater assurance of shelf-lives, this sector of the food...
On April 9, 2018

Drilling Fleet Saves Time and Money with Asset and Document Management

In the onshore and offshore oil and gas industry, time is money. Managers for companies that operate fleets of drilling vessels conducting offshore, deep-water oil extraction in countries around the...
On April 9, 2018

Students’ Innovative Science Fair Projects Recognized with Engineering Excellence Awards

The Northeastern Ohio Science and Engineering Fair (NEOSEF) is an annual regional science and engineering competition intended to engage interested students with hands-on learning projects. The event...
On April 6, 2018

3 Microfiltration Processes that Reduce Microplastics in Bottled Water

Amidst the growing concern of the environmental impact of plastic waste, the World Health Organization has launched plans to investigate the potential hazards to health posed by ingestion of...
On April 6, 2018

Simple Safety Steps to Follow When Installing a Nitrogen Generator

A question that is frequently asked when considering the installation of a nitrogen gas generator is "will the system create an oxygen rich or oxygen deficient atmosphere that could be potentially...
On April 5, 2018

Just What is a ParkerStore HOSE DOCTOR® Anyway?

You may have seen or heard of a “ParkerStore HOSE DOCTOR” but do you know what one is? Let us explain! Say your backhoe, tractor, dump, plow or any other hydraulic equipment stops working. It may have...
On March 29, 2018

Pump Design Solves Dry Run Failures for Facility Operators in Oil and Gas

Facility operators in the oil and gas industry have raised concerns on how to solve their top failure modes: extremely short or non-existent dry run pump time limits and unacceptable levels...
On March 29, 2018

F-35 Lightning II Fuel and Inerting System Powered by Parker Aerospace

As the United States military embarked to build the second ever fifth-generation fighter aircraft, Parker Aerospace’s Fluid Systems Division (FSD) was selected in the mid-1990s to provide the...
On March 28, 2018

Recycling Hydraulic Hose Can Be Tricky

While more traditional materials like aluminum, copper, and other metals are recycled without difficulty at your local scrap-metal dealer, there isn’t an equivalent hydraulic hose collection...
On March 28, 2018

How Automotive Manufacturers Reduce Risk to Operations and Employee Safety

In automotive manufacturing, in-plant operations managers, maintenance, and service team members know that issues often arise due to undocumented components and parts not being regularly inspected or...
On March 27, 2018

Parker’s Sustainability Report Highlights Local Impact of Global Commitment to Responsible Operations

Parker has released its 2017 Sustainability Report, “A Viewpoint on Social Responsibility.” The report highlights team member-driven initiatives which are helping to strengthen communities,...
On March 26, 2018

Evolution of Fuel Tank Inerting for the Aerospace Industry

Parker Aerospace’s Fluid Systems Division (FSD) has been a major supplier of aircraft fuel tank inerting systems and components since the 1960s. Fuel tank inerting systems create a non-combustible...
On March 23, 2018

Innovative Solutions Improving Seal Retention

We receive many requests from customers asking for recommendations on how to retain seals in an application. One of the most popular "quick fixes" is to apply liberal amounts of adhesive to a...
On March 22, 2018

Making the Move to Weld-Free Piping and On-Site Support

There are numerous issues associated with modern welded pipes, not least those concerning accuracy, reliability and cost. As a result, moving to a weld-free piping solution presents many...
On March 21, 2018