Power Generation

OSHA Rule Limits Silica Dust Exposure

In an effort to improve worker safety, the United States Occupational Health and Safety Association (OSHA) has issued a Final Rule to limit occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica...
On October 23, 2017

Distributing Parker’s Innovative Spirit in Latin America

It has been over 50 years since Parker Hannifin Corporation entered the Latin American market. What began in 1963 with a sole distributor in Peru dispensing hose and fittings would grow to nearly 500...
On September 28, 2017

Learn how to make your predictive maintenance "smarter"

With the onset of Industry 4.0, factory and production environments are adopting industrial networks to become more connected and intelligent. This is largely driven by the need for...
On September 7, 2017

Selecting a Thermal Management System Supplier for Aerospace and Defense Applications

Today’s sophisticated aerospace and defense electronic systems are driving significant increases in power densities, resulting in complex thermal management challenges. Advances in...
On August 29, 2017

Five Design Strategies for Food Packaging OEMs

If you read my recent blog post, “The Quiet Revolution in Food and Beverage Packaging Machines” you know why I believe the global market for food and beverage packaging machinery is growing, as well...
On August 25, 2017

SLAS 2017 Recap [Industry Trends - Collaborative Robotics] Part 2

We have nearly reached the half way point between SLAS 2017 and SLAS 2018.  What better time to close out a review of the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening 2017 show with a look at the...
On August 23, 2017

Improve Solar Panel Maintenance and Condition Monitoring Efficiency

You can’t tame the wind, but you can make its damage easier to detect. Solar glass is pretty tough stuff. It’s built to withstand a lot, but a strong gust of wind can sometimes be enough to do serious...
On August 22, 2017

IoT Solutions Reduce Time and Cost for Solar Panel Inspection

Solar panels do more than provide a company with a source of renewable energy. They reduce utility costs, protect the environment and improve the company’s image as an environmentally responsible...
On August 16, 2017

New Coating Extends Cylinder Life Up to Eight Times Longer

Hydroelectric turbine systems operate in extremely harsh conditions. The corrosive conditions in challenging industrial and outdoor environments, especially in hydro market applications, greatly...
On August 9, 2017

Fluidic Components Take the Pain Out of Designing Capnography Monitors

To meet the needs of today's ever-changing hospital environments, medical equipment manufacturers are under pressure to design smaller, lighter and more portable devices without...
On August 9, 2017

New Hybrid Actuation System Ideal for Renewable Energy Applications

Actuation systems must be efficient, precise, and durable enough to withstand harsh power generation environments. Parker Hannifin has developed a hybrid actuation system (HAS) that is ideal...
On August 9, 2017

Improve Steel Coiling Process Efficiency With DCP

A common method of coiling and uncoiling processed steel web is center winding. Steel coilers are powered by electric variable speed drives and motors. Large motors are usually selected...
On August 9, 2017

Solar Power Inverters Trend Toward Serviceability and Smart Features

Solar inverters come in different sizes and shapes, as they are used for many different scenarios for renewable energy and power generation, but one thing is common to all of them. Their main purpose...
On August 8, 2017

Is Industry 4.0 Driving the Need for Smarter Motion Control Products?

The collective term Industry 4.0 refers to the fourth industrial revolution, typically described as the computerization of manufacturing—or in other words, the merging of traditional automation with...
On August 1, 2017

How Does a Smart User Interface Improve Machine Efficiency?

The manufacturing industry is currently facing increasing pressure to reform and innovate in order to remain viable. On the consumer side, the Internet of Things (IoT) has made smart devices...
On June 22, 2017

Aerospace Technology Powers ORACLE TEAM USA in the 35th America's Cup

In the 35th America’s Cup, ORACLE TEAM USA will compete in the AC50 race yacht, powered by the Parker Hannifin control system. As the world leader in motion and control, Parker has combined...
On June 16, 2017

Innovations Drive Weight and Emission Reductions for Aircraft Engines

Engine makers face ongoing challenges in the areas of noise, fuel burn, and emissions. That’s why Parker Aerospace’s recent innovations in the areas of lubrication, combustion, and thermal management...
On June 14, 2017

Overcoming Motor Inertia - The Five Things You Need to Know

Most engineers recognize that gearheads can be used to create a better inertia match between the object that is being moved and the motor being driven. Put simply, it is dictated by the gearhead ratio...
On June 8, 2017

Seals and the Quest for MPG

Customer demand and government regulations continue to push the automotive industry to improve efficiency, and many of these improvements affect seal materials and seal material selection. But how and...
On May 31, 2017

New Thermal Gel Benefits Consumer and Automotive Applications

Careful management of thermal interfaces is crucial to maintaining the reliability and extending the life of electronic devices and equipment. As each new electronic product generation requires higher...
On May 23, 2017