Sealing & Shielding

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

Custom Seals Provide Trusted Results for Automotive Industry Challenges

A common challenge in the automotive industry is to seal a wide variety of fluids that are being utilized in a host of unique applications. Whether it be due to dynamic motion, component geometry, or...
On March 7, 2018

O-Ring Selection Made Easy 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 tool that enables users to...
On February 28, 2018

New High Performance Compound for Automotive Applications

Parker Chomerics THERM-A-GAP TC50 is the latest in the family of soft thermal conductive silicone elastomers developed to conduct heat between a hot component and a heatsink or enclosure. The...
On February 13, 2018

Top 9 Parker Blogs of 2017

2017 marked Parker Hannifin's Centennial year in business. It all started back in March of 1917, in a machine shop which built pneumatic brake systems for trucks, trains, buses and...
On January 9, 2018

Rapid Prototype Program Reduces Seal Project Lead Time

The O-Ring & Engineered Seals Division is now offering a rapid prototype program for solid and hollow spliced O-rings that will reduce lead times on small orders to improve sample and trial testing on...
On December 20, 2017

Continuous Molding Enables Production of Large-Size Elastomer Seals in Precision Quality

Precision O-rings are manufactured by vulcanization in a closed mold using compression or injection molding. This makes it possible to produce O-rings in relatively small manufacturing tolerances...
On December 8, 2017

Five Ways to Maximize Performance of Electric Vehicle Batteries

Electric vehicles are developing fast in line with growing demand. However, only by selecting proven, reliable, high-quality products for the effective thermal management and EMI shielding...
On November 16, 2017

Intelligent Product Design of Polymer Components Enables Integration of Functions

The utilization of suitable materials based on specialized engineering and manufacturing know-how makes it possible to integrate several parts and/or functions in a single assembly component. In many...
On November 6, 2017

Compound Cure System: How Much Does It Matter?

Frequently, our team in Applications Engineering receives a question along these lines: “Is your compound E0740 peroxide cured?” Usually, these questions are asked because an end customer specifies...
On November 2, 2017

New Sealing Solution Extends Service Life of Swivel Joints for Mobile Cranes

Mobile cranes perform a wide variety of tasks, typically of the heavy-duty kind. The work they do and the locations at which they operate are frequently exposed to harsh climatic conditions in places...
On October 25, 2017

Seals and Vehicle Evaporative Emissions

Reducing the environmental impact of operating a passenger car has long been a request from the environmental community, and that demand continues to spread. But how can something as small as a seal...
On October 24, 2017

Universal Material nobrox® for Food Applications: Compound Versatility Beats Compound Variety

Be it in the food processing industry, restaurants or residential kitchens: components with food contact in industrial equipment and household appliances are subject to strict legal and...
On October 18, 2017

How to Determine the Ideal Metal Seal Part Number for an Application

Parker's metal seals are used in the most extreme environments that demand extreme temperature and pressure solutions. Metal seal technology is used in cryogenic, high temperature, hard vacuum, high...
On September 28, 2017