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 industrial machinery.
Today, Parker’s technology expertise spans nine core technology platforms serving hundreds of thousands of customers in every region of the world. The company’s products can be can be found on and around everything that moves with highly engineered components and systems that facilitate motion and the controlled flow of liquids and gasses for a wide variety of global markets.
Following these nine core technologies’ blogs is a great way to be in the know of innovative developments as they happen. Below is the top 2017 blog from each technology category.
Aerospace Technology Takes America's Cup Racing Team to New Heights - As an official innovation partner for ORACLE TEAM USA, Parker Hannifin is applying its decades of experience in aircraft engineering and motion control to design, manufacture, and implement the hydraulic control systems on the team’s racing yacht.
HVACR Tech Tip: Using Bi-Directional Solenoid Valves for Heat Pumps - A solenoid valve with a built-in check valve is designed to replace a liquid line solenoid valve in parallel with a check valve for reverse flow. This valve may be applied in the liquid line of a supermarket case for positive shutoff during pump down control, while allowing full flow in the reverse direction during reverse gas defrost.
You Don’t Need a Cloud for IIoT! Just a Centralized Control Scheme - Centralized machine control is more than a control architectural scheme, it’s the first step to enabling Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The Parker Automation Controller (PAC) provides this central architecture as it is an all-in-one device responsible for handling PLC logic, commanding high precision motion control—including robotics—and provides embedded human-machine interface (HMI).
Seven Myths About Oil-Free Compressors - Due to the sheer amount of different options available, specifying the right replacement or new industrial compressor can become a daunting task. This blog aims to offer insight into some important fundamentals to consider when selecting your next compressor.
Fluid and Gas Handling:
Step-By-Step Hydraulic Hose Assembly - Are you looking for step-by-step instructions for making a hose assembly? The basic method of making a hose assembly is the same for every machine and we’ve outlined the steps in this blog. You can also watch the video on this blog which outlines the steps from a recent hose school training session.
3 Easy Steps to Configure a Wetline Kit for Your Work Truck - When you think of dump trucks, moving floors, oil transfers, lowboys, live floors and roll-offs, your first thought might not be Wetline Kits. Instead, you probably think about the function of each of these trucks. But, none of them could operate without a Wetline Kit and Parker has the most comprehensive configuration system.
Know Your Pneumatics: Safety & Understanding Rod Locking Cylinders - Usually in industrial automation systems the method of power is electrical, hydraulic fluid or compressed air. Rod locking pneumatic cylinders, such as Parker's P1D Series of ISO cylinders, have been designed to hold loads safely in position in a situation where the compressed air supply fails.
Mixing Materials in Corrosive Environments - Intermixing materials should never be taken lightly but carefully evaluated. Material selection is paramount in order to develop cost-efficient systems, avoid unnecessary risk, jeopardize assets, add complexity or face costly downtime at a later stage. Selecting the right materials for the application, and ensuring a safe installation are common solutions to trouble-free systems and at Parker we have the knowledge and expertise to help you engineer your success.
Sealing and Shielding:
Racetrack Grooves: Can O-Rings be used in Non-Circular Groove Patterns? - Can O-rings be used in rectangular or non-circular groove patterns? This question comes up weekly, and the answer is a resounding “Yes!”