Parker is revolutionizing part identification technology with a
multitude of options. Customers are able to benefit from various
identification methods such as non-permanent and permanent...
On September 20, 2017
Every design engineer should know that an EMI gasket must be
installed between mating flanges to prevent electromagnetic
radiation (EMI) from entering or leaving an electronic enclosure.
But what if...
On September 11, 2017
For several years, one of the biggest drawbacks of “chemically
resistant” FFKMs, or perfluoroelasters, has been their relatively
poor compression set resistance. Typically, compounding these
On August 9, 2017
Be it in the production of food, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics or
medical devices coming into contact with the human body, excellent
purity and media resistance combined with a wide range of...
On July 27, 2017
A common problem I hear in the heavy duty industry today is sealing
T-Joint applications effectively without the use of RTV Silicone
(Room Temperature Vulcanization). Although RTV may be effective...
On July 26, 2017
Parker Engineered Materials Group has developed a wide range of
materials for liner seals to meet the demands of the ever
increasing temperature requirements in liner seal applications. The
On June 29, 2017
Parker Hannifin Engineered Materials Group has developed a wide
variety of metal seals which can be formed or machined. A metal
seal is a highly engineered sealing solution which provides...
On June 22, 2017
With the desire for renewable energy sources, coupled with
dependence on foreign oil, Americans are becoming increasingly
interested in alcohol/fuel blends. There are nearly 20 million flex
On June 16, 2017
Selecting the right EMI shielding material for your application can
be challenging. A new Conductive Elastomer Engineering Handbook
published by Parker Chomerics offers detailed technical
On June 14, 2017
The substances used in the food and in the chemical process
industries are identical in many cases, whether they are of natural
origin or synthetically produced. Irrespective of their
On June 9, 2017
Can O-rings be used in rectangular or non-circular groove patterns?
This question comes up weekly, and the answer is a resounding
“Yes!” however there are definite guidelines we want to follow....
On June 7, 2017
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
On May 31, 2017
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
On May 23, 2017
We’re thrilled to announce that Parker Hannifin Chomerics
Division was presented with Boeing’s Advocacy Award at the
2016 Boeing Supplier of the Year Awards. Accepting the award were
On May 12, 2017
What are the premium requirements of gaskets for flange-to-flange
aerospace assemblies such as antennas, access panels, radars and
lighting? Electrical conductivity? EMI (electromagnetic
On April 27, 2017
We've all done it at least once: looked at a report, read the
numbers on it, and come up with exactly the wrong conclusion. Pass
/ fail limits and results are printed right there, but for some
On April 26, 2017
Cam and groove style couplings, commonly referred to as camlock
fittings, are used across many industries due to their ability to
quickly connect and disconnect from holding tanks, pumps, filters,
On April 19, 2017
A common question fielded by Parker O-ring Application Engineers is
“will a (insert polymer family) O-ring work with (insert chemical
mixture).” Not a day goes by where I do not field this question...
On April 5, 2017
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