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Understanding Hydrophobicity and Oleophobicity
Medical device manufacturers rely on membrane microfiltration media to filter, vent and protect a wide range of sensitive equipment and instrumentation. The combination of consistent airflow,...
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Advantages of Displays in Mobile Machinery
Mobile off-road machinery complexity has increased significantly over the past five years. Along with that complexity, there are higher expectations of the machine operator. Operators expect easy to...
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Why Power Take-Off Gear Ratios Matter
Power Take-Offs (PTOs) are designed to pick up engine power through rotation and transfer the power to another piece of equipment. For this to work, a piece of equipment can be mounted to the PTO or...
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How Much Do You Know About Compressive Stress Relaxation? CSR Part 3
Parts 1 and 2 of this series discussed the theory behind CSR testing and what to look for in a CSR result curve.  This 3rd and final section will focus on how to use CSR data and apply it to real...
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Your Basic Guide to Parker Non-Spill Quick Couplings
Quick connections for high-pressure, hydraulic applications have evolved immensely over time to satisfy new processes and operational needs. As industries advance their capabilities, the demand grows...
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Second Day with Fittings: Common Terms and Definitions
In our first post, we covered the first day basics - in a fittings 101 article. Now you’re on day two of the job and you at least know what fitting is - a great start. However, you are now...
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What You Should Know About Electrically Conductive Elastomers
Electrically conductive elastomers are elastomeric polymers filled with metal particles. They can be grouped by filler type and elastomer type. Then within each of these classes, there are standard...
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How Much Do You Know About Compressive Stress Relaxation? CSR Part 2
In Part 1 of this series, the theory behind Compressive Stress Relaxation (CSR) testing was discussed, as well as a brief discussion of the fixtures used to measure it. In Part 2, we will explore what...
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Improve Accuracy and Efficiency by Tackling the Eight Wastes of Lean
The principles and practices of lean manufacturing are widely used in industries across the globe to continuously improve processes, drive efficiencies and reduce costs. Even in...
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Taking a Discrete Path to IoT ROI in Manufacturing
As the management of manufacturing plants and other assets grows more complex, integrating automated monitoring of key performance indicators (KPIs) at the discrete level provides a built-in safeguard...
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How to Select Membrane Vents to Protect Automotive Components
One the biggest challenges for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in automotive manufacturing is ensuring reliable operation and long-term performance of equipment. Liquid and...
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Good Vibrations? Not in the Automotive Industry
Vibrations might be inherent for industrial machinery, but in an automotive production plant, this could mean faulty products coming down the assembly line, leading to costly rework translating...
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Extraction of Emulsion Mist From CNC Machine Tools Improves Air Quality
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining is a process where computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) programs are used to control the steps and functions of machine tool...
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Parker Helps Guarantee Safe Refuelling at New CNG Bus Filling Station in Azerbaijan
Parker was recently approached by ENERAZ LLC, an engineering subcontractor of Azpetrol Ltd. LLC and the biggest operator of filling stations in Azerbaijan, to provide several site-critical CNG...
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How to Perform a Ferrous Wear Test for Oil Samples
Do you need to detect ferrous wear particles in machinery? Are you working remotely, onboard a vessel, or onsite in a less than ideal environment? Ferrous wear meters allow users to measure ferrous...
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Top Frequently Asked Questions About PCO2 Quality Incident Protection
Carbon dioxide (CO2), a colorless, odorless, noncombustible gas, is widely used in the food and beverage industry during the bottling process as a carbonation agent for soft drinks, beer and...
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How Much Do You Know About Compressive Stress Relaxation? CSR Part 1
Compressive Stress Relaxation (CSR) is a means of estimating the service life of a rubber seal over an extended period of time. As such, it can be thought of as the big brother of compression set...
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Why Pick an Extended Shaft PTO (Medium or Heavy Duty)?
Transmissions within work truck applications are highly customizable leading to multiple Power Take-Off (PTO) designs aligning with the transmission, chassis and space claim requirements. When it...
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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...
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Manufacturing Toolboxes Expand Efficiency and Capability
This is a very exciting time to be in Manufacturing! Manufacturing Engineers’ toolboxes are expanding every day with new technologies and possibilities for greater efficiency and capability. The...
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