O-rings are a universal seal throughout the world. However, some
axial applications may benefit from a different sealing solution
called a Press-in-Place seal, or PIP seal. First, let’s define
On March 16, 2017
For designers of electronics enclosures, conductive plastics offer
the benefit of lighter weight coupled with cost effective injection
molding. But for years, using traditional blended plastic...
On February 8, 2017
Parker Prädifa offers a large number of combined pneumatic seals
and wipers for the open groove of the EU system. By installing the
right type of seal, a wide range of applications can be covered
On February 8, 2017
Single-use systems (SUS) for up- and downstream processing in the
pharmaceutical industry have become widely accepted in recent years
due to their advantages in many operations, such as...
On January 31, 2017
From optimizing peak performance to minimizing unplanned downtime,
the products and systems Parker will showcase at IFPE 2017 are
designed specifically to help its customers increase...
On January 20, 2017
More often than not, an O-ring makes for a great sealing element.
They seal over a wide range of pressure, temperature and tolerance.
Normally they require very little room, are readily available,...
On January 4, 2017
In the medical industry, oftentimes it is necessary to test a
single blood sample a number of times. Other times, a patient may
need to be injected with multiple doses of a medicine or...
On December 28, 2016
Shielding for electromagnetic interference (EMI) is critical to
military electronics systems operating in demanding environments
requiring low emitted electronic signatures and protection
On December 6, 2016
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