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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...
On January 23, 2020

Industrial Manufacturing Competitiveness Requires Strategic Investment

The industrial manufacturing landscape is transforming against a backdrop of uncertainty. The shifts taking place globally in technology, advanced manufacturing, and government policy changes have...
On January 22, 2020

A Dangerous Mix - How to Avoid and Handle Mixed-Pressure Connections

Mixing high- and medium-pressure fittings or incompatible parts makes systems unstable, inefficient and potentially dangerous. At worst, it can cause a potentially fatal explosion. At Parker,...
On January 21, 2020

Deploying a World-Class Maintenance Strategy Enables OEM Competitive Gain

Manufacturing and operations professionals are focused on how to deploy maintenance strategies that will provide advantages to their operations on a global scale. Advanced digital and...
On January 16, 2020

Meet the ParkerStore HoseDoctor - Infographic

Hose repair has never been so easy with ParkerStore HOSE DOCTOR. Ever wonder what you might do if your backhoe, tractor, dump, plow or any other hydraulic equipment stops working? If you don't know...
On January 16, 2020

How to Perform a Cold Corrosion Test for Cylinder Oil

The oil used to lubricate the cylinders of large 2-stroke marine diesel engines has to contend with high temperatures and acidic products formed during the combustion of sulphur-rich bunker...
On January 8, 2020

Six Points to Consider When Applying ISO8573-1 in a Manufacturing Facility

ISO (International Standards Organization) is the world’s largest developer and publisher of international standards. There are three ISO standards that relate to compressed air quality and testing...
On January 7, 2020

What is End Position Cushioning in Rodless Cylinders and How To Adjust

In the world of industrial automation, pneumatic rodless cylinders can now be found just about anywhere; from food and beverage packaging to pharmaceutical and chemical production lines. They have a...
On December 19, 2019

Five Things to Consider When Dispensing Form-In-Place EMI Gaskets and Thermal Gel

Automated form-in-place (FIP) dispensing of EMI shielding gaskets can be ideal for complicated patterns on electronics housings because automation allows for control over the size and shape of the...
On December 17, 2019

Power Shift Power Take-Off (PTO) Troubleshooting

Parker Chelsea’s Power Take-Off (PTO) is designed and built to meet the demands of the mobile equipment industry. The Chelsea PTO is intended to provide a long service life, both on-highway...
On December 12, 2019

Understanding the Universal Language of SAE Fluid Connector Part Numbers

It can be hard jumping into a new career or new field and having to catch up to the level of understanding that you feel you should already have. This post should help you add one more wrinkle in your...
On December 10, 2019

Looking for Parker Support? Check out These Tips and Tricks for Navigating Our Online Resource Center

Whether you’re an OEM searching for documentation on a specific application, an engineer researching a component for a build, or you’re looking for a “how-to” video or demonstration of our products,...
On December 3, 2019

Frequently Asked Questions About Seal-Lok for CNG Fittings

Seal-Lok for CNG Fittings and Adapters provide reliable natural gas fuel conveyance in CNG applications with an O-ring face seal design that incorporates an elastomeric seal compound made of...
On December 2, 2019

HVACR Tech Tip: How to Correctly Size Solenoid Valves

To obtain reliable performance with solenoid valves on refrigeration or air conditioning systems, it demands careful consideration of application requirements during the selection process. Parker...
On November 20, 2019

Ten Frequently Asked Questions You Should Know About PTOs

A Power Take-Off, or PTO, gives a truck versatility beyond its usual function of providing transportation for materials. It directs power to the auxiliary equipment to perform work at the site and/or...
On November 19, 2019

How to Streamline Inventory Management Through Digital Asset Tracking

As a packaging OEM, it's likely you're under intense pressure to provide the best level of service to your end customers as possible, from entire processing lines to the smallest of critical parts. At...
On November 14, 2019

How to Read a Rubber Test Report: The 4 Most Common Misunderstandings

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 reason,...
On November 13, 2019

How to Specify a Power Take-Off (PTO)

It is very important to have specific information to select the proper Power Take-Off (PTO) to match the transmission on a vehicle. A PTO is not transferable from one vehicle application to another...
On November 4, 2019

Safe in the Knowledge

As an engineer, the responsibility to adopt not just the latest, but the safest technologies, never goes away. Protecting people and machinery has become, quite simply, industry’s number one...
On October 25, 2019

What’s All the Noise About with My Power Take-Off (PTO)?

The last thing one wants to worry about is a loud noise coming from their truck and not knowing why it is happening or where it is coming from. Without proper maintenance and potential...
On October 25, 2019