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Is an ASTM Callout the Best Way to Specify Your Elastomer Needs?

I have had many discussions with customers as to the value of using an ASTM elastomer compound description on their prints to define a specific application or elastomer requirement versus listing...
On November 5, 2019

How to Specify a Power Take-Off (PTO)

It is very important to have specific information to select the proper Power Take-Off (PTO) to match the transmission on a vehicle. A PTO is not transferable from one vehicle application to another...
On November 4, 2019

How Greener Materials and Technologies Are Impacting the HVACR Industry

As forward-looking city planners react to the news of climate change by tightening building codes for heightened energy efficiency and air quality, contractors and distributors are on the front lines...
On November 4, 2019

Isolating and Dissipating the Impact of Lightning Strikes on Composite Wings

Parker Aerospace’s Fluid Systems Division has developed critical fuel-vent and line static dissipating tubes in collaboration with OEM customers to safeguard today’s modern composite aircraft from the...
On November 1, 2019

Early Adoption Single-Use Technology Can Ensure Successful Process Scale-Up

Whether you are running a process in a 30,000 L bioreactor in fed-batch mode, a 200 L continuous process, or have scaled-out (rather than up), you will start at small scale and look to increase the...

Sorting Out the Difference Between M2M and IoT

The difference between Machine to Machine (M2M) and The Internet of Things (IoT) can be confusing. While both M2M and IoT involve sharing data and can be connectivity solutions for enterprises, they...
On October 29, 2019

The IoT is Transforming the HVACR Industry--Are Stakeholders Ready?

The Internet of Things (IoT) – referred to by some as Factory 4.0 or Industry 4.0 – is ushering in a revolution on the factory floor -- one with clear implications for HVACR contractors...
On October 29, 2019

The Must-Have Connection to Power Your Data Center Cooling

We’re in the midst of our own gold rush of sorts. Rather than fleeing to California in search of prosperity through extraordinary and precious assets, businesses are looking above to achieve...
On October 28, 2019

Safe in the Knowledge

As an engineer, the responsibility to adopt not just the latest, but the safest technologies, never goes away. Protecting people and machinery has become, quite simply, industry’s number one...
On October 25, 2019

Time-Saving Solution for Servo Presses and Joining Applications

In industry, time is money. So, for engineers who are time-pressured, there is a solution for electromechanical press and joining applications. Push-To-Fit is an innovative electromechanical solution...
On October 25, 2019

What’s All the Noise About with My Power Take-Off (PTO)?

The last thing one wants to worry about is a loud noise coming from their truck and not knowing why it is happening or where it is coming from. Without proper maintenance and potential...
On October 25, 2019

A LEAP to the Future: Developing the Leaders of Tomorrow

In today’s competitive business environment, every company faces a major challenge: how best to attract, and keep, tomorrow’s leaders. Parker is staying a step ahead, by investing in an early...
On October 24, 2019

New Product Technology Introduced in Point-of-Care Testing Instrumentation

In clinical diagnostics, the fastest-growing segment is point-of-care testing (POCT). POCT consists of medical diagnostic testing performed close to the patient, instead of a traditional centralized...
On October 24, 2019

How Are We Going to Benefit From 5g Connectivity?

5G, which stands for the “fifth-generation” of wireless technology, is expected to change the face of connectivity as we know it, offering faster downloads and better network reliability,...
On October 24, 2019

Large-Size PTFE Seals Withstand Aggressive Media and High Temperatures

Seals made of the fluoropolymer PTFE are used where many other sealing materials (such as rubber elastomers, polyurethanes, fabric-reinforced elastomer seals, etc.) reach their limits in terms of...
On October 23, 2019

How Digital Assets Advance Inventory Management and Customer Retention

You've heard about digital asset tracking, and its ability to serialize parts for OEMs when they order them. But what about the longer-term benefits of these digital asset management programs? How can...
On October 23, 2019

5 Design Considerations for EMI and Weather Sealing Combination Gaskets

Combination electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding and weather gaskets, more commonly known as EMI shielded combo strip gaskets, are an excellent choice for a variety of applications that...
On October 22, 2019

An IoT Gateway is the Central Nervous System for Smart Off-Road Equipment

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing human lives and the way companies operate by continuously enhancing how we connect equipment. When the topic of IoT is discussed, the conversation typically...
On October 21, 2019

Dust is More Damaging Than You Think

Equipment in the field, including mining and construction, is subject to any number of conditions, from pouring rain to damaging winds, but dust is one factor that could be more damaging than...
On October 18, 2019

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