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
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
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
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
From optimizing peak performance to minimizing unplanned downtime,
the products and systems Parker will showcase at IFPE 2017 are
designed specifically to help its customers increase...
On January 20, 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
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