Pneumatics

Test What You Know About Pneumatics

Pneumatics technology is the gentle giant of power transmission in factory automation.  Compressed air is often applied for its cushioning capabilities, providing a more subtle touch than hydraulics...
On January 28, 2015

How Three Auto Plants Found Savings Through Cleaner Welding

Welding is not a clean process. Weld spatter and water expulsion are two inescapable byproducts. At least that’s what the managers of three Canadian automotive plants believed before learning...
On December 23, 2014

How Safe Welders Strengthen Your Lean Industry Standing

In our last blog we introduced five ways a well-managed weld cell contributes to efforts to maintain uptime in a lean plant. We concluded that sometimes the innovative creativity of people working the...
On December 17, 2014

Make Your Welding Line Connect with the 5 Secrets of Lean

The welding line's lean best practices separate the leaders from the followers. The stars of such manufacturing excellence are often found in the automotive industry, where you'll see welding lines in...
On December 5, 2014

When is a Standard Pneumatic Valve Not Good Enough?

Pneumatic valves work in a variety of applications to control the operation of actuators, including cylinders, clutches, rotary actuators, and air bags. In the transportation industry,...
On October 21, 2014

More Trends in Industrial Automation: FieldBus-based Pneumatic and Piezo-actuated Valve Technologies

Our previous post discussed how advancements in technologies such as drives showcase certain trends in a rapidly evolving industry. Here, let’s take a look at trends in FieldBus-based pneumatic...
On November 20, 2013

Parker’s Chainless Challenge Prompts Innovative Approach to Vehicle Mobility

Significant breakthroughs in engineering are often the result of efforts develop a solution to a unique problem. Nontraditional challenges require an innovative approach; for example, how do you move...
On November 20, 2013

An Adult Tricycle Wins the Chainless Challenge Race

In the previous blog in this series, we learned how the Chainless Challenge “won the race” in drawing students to hydraulics like never before. But another big winner has obviously been that...
On November 7, 2013

Chainless Challenge: A Hydraulic Bicycle?

In about 2006, those of us who are involved in hydraulics and love it began to worry that students were losing interest in the technology. To better attract bright young students to hydraulics, Parker...
On October 30, 2013

All-weather Pneumatic Solutions Help Rail Operators Optimise Reliability

Both passenger and freight trains are expected to operate reliably in some of the most challenging conditions imaginable. Extreme temperatures, aggressive contamination, and shock and vibration all do...
On September 19, 2013

Pneumatics Technology Enhances Profitability in Rail Applications

Vehicles within the commercial transport sector, whether rail or construction, are consistently expected to operate reliably in some of the most challenging conditions. Indeed, it is crucial...
On September 17, 2013

Macro Motion Control and Drive Solutions Meet Demands of Offshore

For offshore OEMs, the space, cost, reliability and performance benefits of single supplier, multiple technology integrated solutions represent a sensible approach in extreme environments. The harsh...
On August 15, 2013

How Can Pneumatic Cylinders Help Plants Produce Primary Aluminum?

Pneumatic cylinders are used in many general industrial applications but perhaps one of the most unusual involves the production of primary aluminum in the metal industry. Production process Tapped...
On June 24, 2013

How Can Pneumatic Technology Help Farmers Boost Their Crop Yields? Part 2 of 2

An accurate and advanced pneumatic mechanism installed on farm seeders lets farmers control seed handling, seed placement and down/up-force control. In the early part of the systems’ development, they...
On June 11, 2013

How Can Pneumatic Technology Help Farmers Boost Their Crop Yields? Part 1 of 2

Believe it or not, a relatively small pneumatic device helps farmers feed a hungry world as well as put more money in their pockets. Installed on seed planters, the advanced height-control module...
On June 11, 2013

Pneumatics Technologies and Key Markets

Pneumatics is the technology of controlling pressurized gases to create force and motion. Parker pneumatics enable and improve machinery performance. Key markets Automotive Bus Conveyor & material...
On June 1, 2013