Sealing & Shielding

Engineered Materials and Sealing Solutions for Flow Batteries

Sealing can often be a frustrating challenge when dealing with flow batteries. Determining what materials are compatible with certain chemistries or developing a profile that provides optimal...
On September 19, 2018

2018 Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Tech Expo Wrap Up

Every fall just outside of Detroit, MI, thousands of electric and hybrid vehicle industry insiders descend onto the Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo in Novi, MI. Delivering the...
On September 17, 2018

Best Conductive Plastics: Five Things to Look For

Can electrically conductive plastics really replace traditional metal electronics enclosures? The answer is a resounding yes! There are very effective electrically conductive plastics available...
On August 23, 2018

What Is My Part Number? 3 Nomenclatures for Ordering Custom Seals

Standard AS568 O-ring sizes are well known in the seal industry. Generally adding the compound with a standard O-ring size creates a smart part number for identification and purchasing purposes....
On August 15, 2018

How to Apply Conductive Foil Masking Tape Before Painting

EMI (electromagnetic interference) is the disruption of the operation of an electronic device when it is near an electromagnetic field in the radio frequency spectrum that is caused by another...
On July 31, 2018

Chomerics Awarded Prestigious Ford Q1 Certification

We’re thrilled to announce the Chomerics Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has received the prestigious Q1 certification from Ford Motor...
On July 26, 2018

Clutch Sealing for Today's Automatic Transmissions

The competitive landscape, combined with government regulations, are driving technology in today's automotive market for improved efficiency and fuel economy. Any incremental improvement in...
On July 3, 2018

A Guide to Proper Storage and Cleaning of Elastomer Seals

Elastomer seals from Parker Prädifa meet the most exacting demands in a wide range of applications. Aside from the appropriate seal designs, the material properties of the seal compounds are...
On June 28, 2018

Custom Environmental Seal Solutions: When Unique Requirements Throw A Curveball

When it comes to the topic of utilizing elastomeric seals, it’s stereotypical to consider environmental sealing as one of the simpler categories of applications. Near-ambient pressure and temperature...
On June 27, 2018

Calling All Puzzle Experts: Why Package Level EMI Shielding Makes Sense

As consumers demand faster processing speeds, high-resolution pictures, and a longer battery life, mobile electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets require highly-populated printed...
On June 22, 2018

Semiconductor FFKM Offers Low Particle Generation AND Extreme Etch Resistance

In the world of semiconductor manufacturing, performance requirements are driving circuit sizes smaller and smaller, causing increased sensitivity to wafer defects. In parallel, the number...
On June 14, 2018

Reduce Exhaust Leakage in Heavy Duty Engines by 80 Percent with an Air Duct Seal

Increased emission restrictions are requiring engine manufacturers to conform to Euro 6 and Tier IV regulations to reduce exhaust leakage 80% or more. In order to achieve these new standards, engines...
On May 30, 2018

Design Decisions Relating to EMC Shielding

When approaching the problem of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) the electronic design engineer quite often considers it to be a secondary issue that can be dealt with once the device is...
On May 22, 2018

How to Calculate the Right O-Ring Size with the Parker O-Ring Selector

Two things are equally important for the reliable performance of an O-ring seal: the right size and the right material. Parker’s new O-Ring Selector is an engineering design tool that enables users...
On May 17, 2018

Omega Profile: A More Robust PSA Backed Sealing Solution

Customers often call with various sealing challenges. But sometimes their dilemmas can be solved with more robust solutions instead of direct replacements. For example, when a customer is having...
On May 10, 2018

TetraSeal: An Alternate Sealing Solution When An O-Ring Isn't Working

Our applications engineering team takes more than a few calls each month where the O-ring is leaking, either immediately or after just a short time in service. Once we drill down to the details,...
On April 25, 2018

How to Select the Right O-Ring Material with the Parker O-Ring Selector

Two things are equally important for reliable performance of an O-ring seal: the right size and the right material. Parker’s new O-Ring Selector is an engineering design tool that enables users...
On April 25, 2018

Advancements in Automotive Transmissions

Precision timepieces operate much like the inner workings for automotive machines. Underneath the back cover lies a series of gears and springs designed to measure the passage of time. We are told how...
On April 10, 2018

Innovative Solutions Improving Seal Retention

We receive many requests from customers asking for recommendations on how to retain seals in an application. One of the most popular "quick fixes" is to apply liberal amounts of adhesive to a...
On March 22, 2018

Extend Downhole Drilling Time with Mud Motor Boot Sealing Technology

Advanced compounds extend downhole drilling time. Hydrogenated acrylonitrile butadiene (HNBR) compounds have been developed specifically for downhole mud motor boots. These compounds offer improved...
On March 12, 2018