Motion & Control Technology Blogs | Parker Hannifin

Eighty Years of Innovation at Parker Aircraft Wheel & Brake

Parker’s Aircraft Wheel & Brake Division (AWBD) – with its Cleveland Wheels & Brakes product line – has been an industry leader in the design, manufacture, and support of superior braking systems...
On April 18, 2019

HVACR Tech Tip: Interchangeable Cartridge Style Thermostatic Expansion Valves Save Time & Money

Contractors provide service to customers with many different system applications in the field with an even wider variety of capacity requirements. Today, the number of refrigerants that a...
On April 18, 2019

EMI Shielding Gaskets: Spliced Gaskets vs. Molded Gaskets

EMI shielding gaskets such as conductive elastomer gaskets come in many different materials and almost a limitless number of shapes and sizes. They are most commonly made of a base material...
On April 18, 2019

It's Time to Recognise Integral Ended Connections on Instrument Manifolds

Securing leak-free connection of impulse lines to manifolds for applications that use differential pressure flowmeters is a subject that has taxed instrumentation engineers for more than a...
On April 18, 2019

Parker’s 2018 Sustainability Report Highlights Commitment to Social Responsibility

Parker has released its 2018 Sustainability Report, which highlights team member-driven initiatives that are helping to strengthen communities, conserve resources and make a positive environmental...
On April 16, 2019

When the Heat is Turned up on Your Polyurethane Seals, Consider Resilon® 4350

Have you had problems with your polyurethane seals degrading, especially when exposed to higher heat creating the need to replace your seals more often than you would like? As you probably know, seal...
On April 16, 2019

Reducing Dust Collector Maintenance and Energy Costs in the Cement Industry | Case Study

In industrial manufacturing, the need for frequent, costly maintenance is often the stimulus that compels equipment operators to search for a better solution. Time is valuable, and hours spent on...
On April 11, 2019

Essential Tools to Complete Your T-Slot Aluminum Framing Design

In an industrial manufacturing environment, t-slot framing is often used for workstations, machine guarding, enclosures, tables, carts and more. When you have your initial idea for building with...
On April 11, 2019

Easy Steps to Installing and Configuring a CPS Sensor

This blog post will describe current best practice or optimising the installation of a continuous position sensor (CPS) on to a pneumatic linear actuator.   For the purposes of the guidance, we’ll use...
On April 11, 2019

New High Pressure Hydraulic Hose Replaces Rubber Hose in Oil and Gas Applications

Products used in the rigorous oil and gas industry must be resilient and of high quality to properly support these complex operations. Hoses and connections need to be safe, versatile and efficient....
On April 10, 2019

Why Choose Single Ferrule Tube Fittings for Vibration Protection and Temperature Cycling

Industrial settings with strenuous applications, such as thermal cycling and vibration, are recognised as some of the toughest environments for tube fittings. In all cases, such applications demand...
On April 9, 2019

Smart Sensor Enhances Material Handling Systems Closed-loop Control

Mobile equipment manufacturers are always striving to get the most out of their machines without overburdening the system with costly and complex mechanics. Moreover, performance expectations are...
On April 4, 2019

High Performance Drives Can Achieve Optimal Control of Cast Film Lines

Stretch films are essential in the packaging industry as they provide a versatile and high-quality solution for packing products in a safe and economical way. Film is produced by a flat die extrusion...
On April 4, 2019

Check Valves Are the Unsung Heroes of Fluid Power

Check valves are unseen and undervalued. These valves are found in just about every mobile and industrial hydraulic system on the planet. Simply put, if there’s a pump, most likely you will find...
On April 4, 2019

Parker's Low Temp FFKM Provides Critical Oil & Gas Sealing Solutions

Technology advancements and new to world discoveries are constantly creating a new series of challenges for seal materials in the Oil and Gas industry. In today’s environments, seals are being...
On April 3, 2019

Labs Give Future Engineers a Better Understanding of Modern Technology

One of the longest running Parker Motion and Control Laboratories (PMCL) is supported by the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Akron (UA). It was established more than 25 years...
On April 3, 2019

5 Key Selection Guidelines for Safety Exhaust Valves

In industrial environments, pneumatic lines can pose significant hazards to workers and associated equipment – both the lines themselves and the moving components they operate. Systems have been...
On March 25, 2019

Cleveland State University and Parker Announce $5 Million Investment in Support of Say Yes to Education Program

Cleveland State University (CSU) and Parker recently announced a major investment in support of Say Yes to Education, a community-wide effort to make college attendance and graduation accessible to...
On March 20, 2019

HVACR Tech Tip: What is Important in Refrigerant Distributor Performance?

A refrigerant distributor is a device connected to the outlet of an expansion valve when paired with a multi-circuit evaporator. The outlet of the distributor is machined to accept tubing...
On March 19, 2019

Electromagnetic Compatibility in Next Gen Autonomous Vehicles

For more than 100 years, the car has simply been used as a device for transporting a driver and passengers from point A to point B at speed with minimum effort.   With the introduction of Advanced...
On March 19, 2019