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
Although polyisoprene has many physical properties that make it
ideal for certain types of medical devices, it can be challenging
to use for medical injection closures because of stringent
On December 17, 2015
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
Parker-Prädifa has developed nobrox®: a new, versatile material
that opens up new avenues in sealing technology. This new product
is equally well suited for engineered components in diverse
On November 24, 2015
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 November 19, 2015
From popular pedometers to life-changing glucose monitors, more and
more people are adopting medical technologies they can wear. Over
20% of consumers claim to have purchased a wearable device,...
On November 5, 2015
Parker Hannifin Corporation is launching a new, interactive digital
reference guide to enhance and broaden the customer reach of the
existing Parker O-Ring Handbook. For more than 50 years, the...
On October 20, 2015
Gas springs that enhance comfort are found in a wide range of
consumer goods and everyday devices. But in industry, as well, gas
springs are increasingly being used to improve process reliability
On September 30, 2015