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Industrial Machine Vibration Analysis and Condition Monitoring

A condition monitoring system is concerned with the early detection of failure. Vibration monitoring systems, whether they use traditional techniques based on displacement or acoustic emission sensor...
On July 31, 2019

Choosing the Right Rotary Servo Feedback Device - Part 3

This is the final of a three-part series that spoke to the various feedback devices that are provided as options on Parker Servo Motors. Part 1 & Part 2 provided the basic theory of operation for the...
On July 31, 2019

Not All O-ring Face Seal Fittings Are Created Equal

Stretch your mind back to the early 1980s… the first analog cell phone was released by Motorola measuring roughly 12 inches long, personal media players were bulky, playing only cassettes or CDs, and...
On July 30, 2019

Filter Upgrade Improves Baghouse Performance in Industrial Manufacturing

A common goal shared by virtually all industrial manufacturing businesses is to assure safe and clean air quality throughout their production facilities. Using an inadequate air filtration system can...
On July 30, 2019

Preventing Hydraulic Pump Cavitation with Better Inlet Maintenance

You may know that properly maintaining a hydraulic pump will ensure maximum efficiency and prevent damage, but did you know that it is especially critical to regularly monitor inlet conditions?...
On July 26, 2019

Semiconductor Fab Processes Benefit From Retention Ribbed EZ-Lok Seals

When it comes to semiconductor fabrication processes, reducing the cost of ownership is a multi-faceted goal approached from a variety of angles. Tool engineers and equipment technicians take pride...
On July 25, 2019

Parker Division Earns Best Places to Learn Seal for New Graduates

Parker's High Pressure Connectors Europe (HPCE) Division recently completed the process to become designated as a "Best Places to Learn" site in Bielefeld, Germany. This independent...
On July 25, 2019

Benefits of Compact Closed-Circuit Pumps for Mobile Hydraulic Applications

Doing more with less is a common theme in business and the pump market for medium-duty applications is no exception. With the overall hydraulic system size becoming increasingly smaller and smaller,...
On July 24, 2019

Students Get Hands-on Manufacturing Experience on Germany's Girls' Day

A team of students came together earlier this year for Girls' Day 2019 at Parker's Cylinder and Accumulator Division Europe production facility in Cologne, Germany, to get hands-on experience with...
On July 23, 2019

What Is the Difference Between Full Port or Standard Port Ball Valve?

Ball valves are used in a variety of industries such as manufacturing, oil, and gas, automotive, marine, agricultural and heavy truck. Applications may vary but include operations for processing,...
On July 23, 2019

Parker Supports KidVenture at AirVenture - The Spirit of Aviation

Since 1979, Parker Aerospace has supported AirVenture, the world’s largest fly-in air show, previously known as the Oshkosh Air Show. It’s now the “Woodstock” of the aviation industry, drawing...
On July 18, 2019

Fuel Monitoring Matters

Whether you choose distillates, liquefied natural gas (LNG) or scrubbers to meet the new International Maritime Organization (IMO) fuel regulations in 2020, it will be even more critical to regularly...
On July 18, 2019

Viscosity vs. Flow Rate - Which Is Best in Thermal Interface Materials?

A common question often asked by our customers is the reason why flow rate is reported on datasheets of liquid-dispensed thermal interface materials instead of viscosity. And it’s a fair...
On July 17, 2019

How IoT Systems Will Impact the Future for Off-Road Equipment

Bain’s projections show that the Internet of Things (IoT) market will grow to $520 billion in 2021. Specific to the construction market, 6.8 million connected heavy construction machines will...
On July 16, 2019

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

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