Pneumatics
5 Key Selection Guidelines for Safety Exhaust Valves
In industrial environments, pneumatic lines can pose significant hazards to workers and associated equipment – both the lines themselves and the moving components they operate. Systems have been...
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How Manufacturers Find Savings in Compressed Air
When companies finally decide to make their manufacturing plants more energy efficient, the first targets for cost cutting tend to be their electric motors. Compressed air systems are rarely on their...
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4 Ways to Achieve Required Safety Levels with Pneumatic Exhaust Valves
To ensure optimum machine safety, design engineers need a solid understanding of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC and how to comply with required safety levels.  A safety exhaust valve when...
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Maximise Performance and Minimise Downtime of Pneumatic Systems
With the ever-increasing complexity of modern pneumatic components, it becomes crucial to know what to look for and what is best suited to your system. Choosing and maintaining system components...
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Bath Sensing Technology Improves Aluminium Reduction Process
The demand for aluminium has been on a relentless growth track, driven by the needs of many and diverse industries in established and rapidly developing regions of the world. The introduction of point...
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All You Need to Know About Air Motor Selection
The popularity of air motors is on the rise as a result of their many advantages. However, not all pneumatic motors are made the same, so choosing the right one for your application can prove...
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Know Your Pneumatics: Safety Exhaust Valves
Any engineers who are involved in machine building as part of their core activities will know all about the EU Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. Most will have stood in front of a newly built...
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Understanding the Machinery Directive
In every manufacturing industry, machine safety is always a top priority. When operating in Europe, utilizing machinery and components with CE certification is the best way to ensure the reliability...
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Top 9 Parker Blogs of 2018
2018 marked Parker's strongest year of financial performance in the company's history (view Annual Report in "Related Posts" at the end of the blog). Our focus on solving some of the world’s...
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Transair® BIM Revolutionizes Industrial Fluid Network Design
Projects related to the construction or building's life cycle are increasingly complex and fast. The number of trades involved in the life of an industrial building is always larger and more...
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Industry 4.0 is Taking Place in Front of Our Eyes
We are all witnesses to the fourth industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0 as it has been coined, as most of us will have seen robots, machines, vehicles or control systems connect to the Internet at...
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Position Sensing of Mechanical Components in Rail Increases Safety
Whether train driving is done manually or automatically, human being remains responsible for safety. Man is increasingly assisted by automatic means to control and communicate with his machine. This...
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How to Install Pneumatic Cylinders to Maximise Life and Performance
Installing a pneumatic cylinder correctly is a vital design consideration. Failure to address this properly can result in inaccurate operation, compromised reliability and premature failure. Depending...
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Parker Awarded the Esteemed IATF Certification 16949:2016
  We are pleased to announce that Parker Low Pressure Connector Europe Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has been awarded the new...
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Know Your Pneumatics: Basics of Rodless Cylinders
Pneumatics have always played an important role in achieving maximised productivity for manufacturing automation applications and the technology is constantly evolving to solve engineering challenges....
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Three Things to Consider When Choosing a Smart Sensor
The latest generation of smart sensors for actuators are able to share information with the controller, typically via technologies such as IO-Link. They can also receive commands and...
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How to Use Smart Sensors to Aid Predictive Maintenance Strategies
When optimally selected and applied, the latest generation of smart sensors can have a positive impact on predictive maintenance strategies for fluid power applications. Real-time data collection via...
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Know Your Pneumatics: Continuous Position Sensing
The use of industrial networks to make sensors and actuators more intelligent has become common across modern factory environments, and the use of continuous position sensing is a pathway to achieving...
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How to Innovate to Address the 4C Challenge for Rail
Looking at a complete system within the vehicle along with all its interfaces from a completely clean sheet will give us the opportunity to question, review and potentially improve that system (in...
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How to Achieve Safe Motion Control in ATEX Environments
Machinery and moving equipment is a vital element in all areas of modern automated industry, but what happens when the atmosphere in the working environment is potentially explosive?  All...
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