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
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
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