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Website Delivers Improved Search and Support Experience
With a focus on providing our customers and business partners a superior search and support experience, we've made a lot of website enhancements to help you navigate and find the products,...
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Install Transair Snap Ring Fittings in 10 Easy Steps
Snap rings fittings are unique to Parker's Transair® Aluminum Pipe System. Found on the 2" (50mm) and 2-1/2" (63mm), a snap ring fitting requires two holes at the end of the pipe to secure the snap...
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HVACR Tech Tip: Understanding 3-Way Heat Reclaim Valves
In a basic vapor-compression refrigeration cycle there are 4 primary components that we need to consider.  Compressor: Compresses low pressure temperature vapor to a high pressure temperature vapor....
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Redefining Working Under Pressure with Screw-to-Connect Couplings
The performance of heavy equipment and machinery is dependent on the reliability of every component. Whether in the factory or out in the field, the failure of a single mechanical element...
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The Route to Reliability - How to Specify the Right Product for Transport Safety and Performance
One of the biggest challenges faced by transport managers is how to decide exactly which product you require to meet your needs. It all depends on what your vehicles are running on and carrying;...
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Your Basic Guide to Parker Non-Spill Quick Couplings
Quick connections for high-pressure, hydraulic applications have evolved immensely over time to satisfy new processes and operational needs. As industries advance their capabilities, the demand grows...
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Second Day with Fittings: Common Terms and Definitions
In our first post, we covered the first day basics - in a fittings 101 article. Now you’re on day two of the job and you at least know what a fitting is - great start. However, you are now...
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How Much Do You Know About Compressive Stress Relaxation? CSR Part 2
In Part 1 of this series, the theory behind Compressive Stress Relaxation (CSR) testing was discussed, as well as a brief discussion of the fixtures used to measure it. In Part 2, we will explore what...
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How to Perform a Ferrous Wear Test for Oil Samples
Do you need to detect ferrous wear particles in machinery? Are you working remotely, onboard a vessel, or onsite in a less than ideal environment? Ferrous wear meters allow users to measure ferrous...
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Top Frequently Asked Questions About PCO2 Quality Incident Protection
Carbon dioxide (CO2), a colorless, odorless, noncombustible gas, is widely used in the food and beverage industry during the bottling process as a carbonation agent for soft drinks, beer and...
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HVACR Tech Tip: Interchangeable Cartridge Style Thermostatic Expansion Valves Save Time & Money
Contractors provide service to customers with many different system applications in the field with an even wider variety of capacity requirements. Today, the number of refrigerants that a...
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First Day with Tube Fittings: Fittings 101 the Basics
It's your first day on the job in a new [to you] industry and you are faced with a large amount of information. Everyone is using terminology that you’ve never heard before and you are hit with...
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Extreme Performance Valve Provides Versatility in Life Science Applications
Highly sensitive instruments and equipment used in analytical chemistry and medical device applications require extreme capabilities. To provide unique differentiation of their products and meet their...
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6 Tips When Selecting an Electrically Conductive Adhesive
There are many ways to improve the electrical continuity of electronic enclosures and the resultant EMC performance using a variety of electrically conductive gaskets and mechanical fasteners.  Such...
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Installation of Linear Fluid Power Seals
  So, you’ve unboxed the shiny new Parker seals you ordered – now what?  Installing seals for the first time can be challenging without the right know-how and tools. In this article we’ll discuss best...
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Metric Ports: Which Fitting Goes With Which Metric Port?
Choosing a port and a matching metric stud fitting can be confusing. While there are two popular types of metric parallel threaded ports, there are many different sealing methods for the mating male...
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Reduce Downtime and Costly Seal Replacements: Seal Failure Diagnosis Part 1
There are many situations where an O-Ring may not last as long as one thinks that it should. When the expectation is realistic and yet the seal fails earlier than expected, the...
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Install Transair Push to Connect Fittings In 7 Easy Steps
Push to connect fittings have grown in popularity due to their ability to efficiently couple fittings to thermoplastic tubing while maintaining performance. Invented in 1969, push-to-connect fittings...
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The Fundamentals of IO-Link
IO-Link is a point-to-point communication technology that can be implemented into most PLC configurations or integrated into most existing industrial Ethernet networks via a device called IO-Link...
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Four Key Factors to Consider When Selecting Instrumentation Tubing
When designing a leak-free instrumentation system, one of the first steps to ensuring safety and reliability is to select the right tubing for the intended application. No system integrity is complete...
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