Motion & Control Technology Blogs | Parker Hannifin

How Smart Sensors Optimize Mobile Equipment Performance Through the IoT

The design and deployment of aerial lifts, truck-mounted cranes, telehandlers, scissor lifts, man lifts and other modes of vehicular material handling demands two requirements above all others:...
On July 16, 2019

Parker’s Support of the Apollo Lunar Missions

Celebrating 50 years since humankind’s lunar landing and our significant role in that achievement  On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 launched and on July 20 was the first landing of humans on the lunar...
On July 12, 2019

What Is ISO 14001:2015 and Why Is It Important?

ISO 14001 is recognized as the international standard for environmental management systems and provides organizations/businesses with criteria to follow, which will identify, control, and reduce their...
On July 11, 2019

Fluid Transfer Sealing Solutions for Today's Automotive Challenges

Whether it be a classic automotive transmission design or the latest in electric vehicle technology, there is always a need to move high-pressure fluid through different operational systems. Cooling...
On July 10, 2019

A Dangerous Mix - How to Avoid and Handle Mixed-Pressure Connections

Mixing high- and medium-pressure fittings or incompatible parts makes systems unstable, inefficient and potentially dangerous. At worst, it can cause a potentially fatal explosion. At Parker,...
On July 9, 2019

How to Prevent Damage in Marine Fuel Systems From Cat Fines

Container ships and other large marine vessels face a challenge in complying with regulations of marine air pollution, meeting shipping deadlines and waiting for laboratory analysis results of fuel...
On July 9, 2019

Point-of-Care Testing Requires Microfluidic Precision

Point-of-care testing (POCT) is a rapidly expanding segment of the healthcare industry. This expansion is driven by an increasingly diverse array of advanced medical diagnostic equipment that can be...
On July 8, 2019

Degradable Materials Simplify Well Completions in Oil & Gas Extraction

The emergence of degradable and dissolvable materials is providing oilfield service companies an opportunity to increase efficiencies and cut costs in the oilfield by simplifying well...
On July 3, 2019

Key Design and Maintenance Challenges in Hose Applications

Formed hose and hose/tube assemblies have long been used to solve fluid handling system design challenges such as installation in confined areas or those necessitating a tight bend radius. While both...
On July 3, 2019

New Dump Pump Revolutionizes the Dump Truck Market with a Small Frame

For decades, the dump truck industry has been relegated to two sizes of dump pumps; a larger, higher flowing (up to 27GPM) C Series pump, and a smaller, lower flowing (up to 16GPM) G series pump. The...
On July 2, 2019

Sustainability Report Highlights Team Members’ Efforts to Improve Their Workplaces and Communities

Sustainability at Parker means providing a safe and engaging work environment, strengthening local communities and actively supporting charitable organizations that make the world a better place. ...
On July 1, 2019

Choose the Right Screw Drive Train With Actuator Performance Calculator

There is no “one size fits all” drive train linear actuator technology for every application. In reality, the selection of different types of linear motion systems depends entirely on what is most...
On July 1, 2019

How Using Electric Linear Actuators Can Save You Money

It’s well documented that creating compressed air for use by pneumatic cylinders is not a particularly cost-effective process, largely as a result of generator and system inefficiencies. With accounts...
On July 1, 2019

Choosing an Efficient Electric Motor for Your Hydraulic Pump: Part 2

This is part two of a two-part post explaining how to determine the best size for a hydraulic pump motor and how to scale the size and cost with RMS loading and Hp limiting. In Part 1 of this post,...
On June 28, 2019

Advanced Liquid Valves Expand Microfluidic Possibilities

Liquid valves are a critical component in the next generation of analytical equipment used for clinical diagnostics, analytical chemistry, environmental monitoring, agent detection, and other life...
On June 27, 2019

Choosing an Efficient Electric Motor for a Hydraulic Pump: Part 1 of 2

This two-part post explains how to determine the best size for a hydraulic pump motor and how to scale the size and cost with RMS loading and Hp limiting. Knowing how to right-size an electric motor...
On June 27, 2019

Bringing Medical Devices to Market Faster With Early Supplier Involvement

Market globalization, increased regulatory requirements, more educated consumers, and today’s cultural demand for immediate results and satisfaction are fueling the whirlwind pace of breakthrough...
On June 27, 2019

Why You Should Single-Source EMI Shielding Materials

  EMI shielding of electronics using thermoplastic housings traditionally has been a complex and costly process. Today, OEMs not only have to meet form, fit and function requirements, but also must...
On June 26, 2019

Replacement of Air Conditioning Hoses Made Simple

Air conditioning lines are one of the most critical components in an A/C system. They work as the central hub to deliver both gas and liquid refrigerant throughout the system. For a variety of...
On June 20, 2019

Decoupling the Future of Electrification

When it comes to mobile heavy lifting applications, we are increasingly seeing that the electrification market can benefit from integrated, decoupled solutions. These solutions offer an alternative to...
On June 20, 2019