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Parker Employees Volunteer to Support Local Social Causes

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) means different things to different people. For some, it means improving the communities in which they live or helping feed people in need of assistance....
On December 12, 2019

Power Shift Power Take-Off (PTO) Troubleshooting

Parker Chelsea’s Power Take-Off (PTO) is designed and built to meet the demands of the mobile equipment industry. The Chelsea PTO is intended to provide a long service life, both on-highway...
On December 12, 2019

Managing EMI and Lightning Strike Protection in Today’s Aircraft

Composite materials have been replacing metal structures throughout the aircraft industry primarily to save weight, improve fuel economy and reduce costs.  But the lack of electrical conductivity in...
On December 11, 2019

Understanding the Universal Language of SAE Fluid Connector Part Numbers

It can be hard jumping into a new career or new field and having to catch up to the level of understanding that you feel you should already have. This post should help you add one more wrinkle in your...
On December 10, 2019

How to Solve Baghouse Airflow Restriction in Foundry Applications

Efficient operation of baghouses is an expected and necessary element of foundry productivity. These manufacturing facilities and systems assure clean and safe work environments, allowing people and...
On December 5, 2019

3 Advantages of a Double Chamfer Radial Seal

More often than not, an O-ring makes for a great sealing element. They seal over a wide range of pressure, temperature and tolerance. Normally they require very little room, are readily available,...
On December 3, 2019

Looking for Parker Support? Check out These Tips and Tricks for Navigating Our Online Resource Center

Whether you’re an OEM searching for documentation on a specific application, an engineer researching a component for a build, or you’re looking for a “how-to” video or demonstration of our products,...
On December 3, 2019

How to Drive Business With HVACR Trends - Infographic

What’s changing in HVAC? It might be simpler to ask what isn’t changing. According to Steve Yurek, the president and CEO of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI),...
On December 3, 2019

Frequently Asked Questions About Seal-Lok for CNG Fittings

Seal-Lok for CNG Fittings and Adapters provide reliable natural gas fuel conveyance in CNG applications with an O-ring face seal design that incorporates an elastomeric seal compound made of...
On December 2, 2019

Form-In-Place Gaskets: What They Are and What They Are Not

Form-in-place EMI gaskets, also known as FIP EMI gaskets, is a robotically dispensed electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding solution that is ideal for modern densely populated...
On November 27, 2019

EMI and Environmental Sealing for Munitions Applications

Material selection for military applications requires careful consideration, as there are strict requirements to ensure maximum durability, security and of course performance. In munitions, or...
On November 26, 2019

Listening, Learning and Applying Knowledge in Product Development

Although bulk filtration of a product prior to shipping was one of the first bioprocessing steps to benefit from single-use technology, it has been one of the last to benefit from...

Any pressure. Any project. One solution. Infographic

GlobalCore is the future that OEMs and end users around the world have been asking for: a unified family of robust hydraulic hoses designed to endure the tough conditions where work gets...
On November 21, 2019

Answers to Your In-Service Rubber Properties Questions

Are you uncertain of what to look for when comparing material data reports for various elastomers?  Ever wonder about the impact a seal’s durometer has in the application? Have you asked, ‘What...
On November 21, 2019

HVACR Tech Tip: How to Correctly Size Solenoid Valves

To obtain reliable performance with solenoid valves on refrigeration or air conditioning systems, it demands careful consideration of application requirements during the selection process. Parker...
On November 20, 2019

Four Key Factors to Consider When Selecting Instrumentation Tubing

When designing a leak-free instrumentation system, one of the first steps to ensuring safety and reliability is to select the right tubing for the intended application. No system integrity is complete...
On November 19, 2019

Ten Frequently Asked Questions You Should Know About PTOs

A Power Take-Off, or PTO, gives a truck versatility beyond its usual function of providing transportation for materials. It directs power to the auxiliary equipment to perform work at the site and/or...
On November 19, 2019

Inspiring Students with Career Discussions at the Women’s Leadership Symposium

At the annual Saint Joseph Academy's Women’s Leadership Symposium, three accomplished Parker professionals shared their experiences and advice on potential career paths with the students. In...
On November 15, 2019

Thermal Pads: Which Layer Do I Peel Off?

Most thermal pads, also known as thermally conductive gap filler pads, thermal gap pads, or thermal gap filler pads, have many different layer materials or carrier substrate options to choose from. It...
On November 14, 2019

How to Streamline Inventory Management Through Digital Asset Tracking

As a packaging OEM, it's likely you're under intense pressure to provide the best level of service to your end customers as possible, from entire processing lines to the smallest of critical parts. At...
On November 14, 2019