Efficiency gains in the automotive industry are not limited to
engine designs. Transmissions are also undergoing significant
changes to increase fuel mileage. To reduce friction and cope with
On September 29, 2016
Most pharmaceutical manufacturers produce drugs in large vats of
living cell cultures. For the production of these drugs, it is
extremely important to ensure that these cell cultures are not
On September 14, 2016
With the price of oil at rock bottom, it seems that no one is
interested in biodiesel these days. But don’t think that cheap oil
is a long-term solution. At some point, the price of oil will rise
On August 31, 2016
O-rings are the simplest, most readily available type of seal used
across every industry and market. They are arguably the best seal
for many applications, but perhaps daunting to an engineer with...
On August 16, 2016
Operators of fluid power systems increasingly demand
friction-optimised piston and rod seals for hydraulic cylinders.
High friction not only means high use of energy, but can also lead
On August 16, 2016
The zenith of rubber material technology is in perfluoroelastomer
compounds, also known as FFKM. Sometimes considered the rubber
version of PTFE, a perfluoroelastomer contains a fully...
On August 2, 2016
Faster, Better, Stronger Sealing There are three global trends
driving innovation in the automotive industry: the desire to drive
farther and release fewer emissions from every unit of fuel, the
On July 19, 2016
Today’s sealing challenges demand innovative solutions, and nobody
knows innovation better than Parker. That’s why Parker develops and
manufactures engineered sealing solutions –...
On July 11, 2016
Incorrect O-ring installation can lead to assembly damage causing
leakage during the first pressure test. If the system does not
pressurize properly, the entire piece of equipment should...
On June 28, 2016
Parker Diamond Seals are designed to be a compact, robust axial
seal alternative to standard cross section seals. Their unique
design allows for reduced compression forces, making them ideal...
On June 23, 2016
Modern high-performance engines require seals and sealing systems
that deliver top performance in terms of operating reliability and
service life as well. The new Parker Prädifa HNBR material...
On June 14, 2016
Material certifications play a vital role in determining whether a
chosen seal material is suitable for your service. In a
continuation of our series on environmental seals for enclosures,
we will be...
On April 15, 2016
After successive years of unprecedented growth, the tank car
industry is facing numerous challenges. New regulations for
stricter tank car standards have been mandated, estimated to cost
On April 12, 2016
Designing the proper gland for a seal is usually a straightforward,
easy process. Not only does the Parker O-Ring Handbook outline
recommendations for stretch, squeeze, and volume fill necessary...
On March 24, 2016
Have you ever taken a component off the shelf, only to discover
that the O-ring on it is full of cracks? Have you ever wrapped some
pencils in a rubber band, only to have the rubber band...
On March 10, 2016
Automotive fuel systems harbor the risk of electrostatic charging
which may lead to arcing. The objective, therefore, is to engineer
fuel systems using conductive components....
On February 22, 2016
Are you uncertain of what to look for when comparing material data
reports for various elastomers? Ever wonder about the impact
a seal’s durometer has in the application? Have you asked, ‘What...
On February 3, 2016
For obvious reasons, product safety is increasingly subject to
legal provisions. As the industry’s first manufacturer to do so,
Parker-Prädifa is now implementing the requirements of the...
On January 12, 2016
It was a roller coaster year for the global industrial
manufacturing and engineering community. At Parker, we are making a
difference by sharing knowledge across each of our technology
On January 4, 2016
Pharmaceutical manufacturing is a very precise science with little
to no room for variation in the synthesis process. Companies spend
millions of dollars on research and development to perfect...
On December 10, 2015