From tiny seals and filters to powerful hydraulic systems, new advancements are improving the safety, reliability and performance of heavy-duty vehicles. These trending technologies solve problems such as efficiency gains for the designer all the way to productivity gains for the operators. Parker is applying decades of engineering expertise to work with engineering teams to solve complex challenges in heavy-duty vehicle applications. As we partner with vehicle OEMs to address the ever-changing needs of end users, examples of our customer-driven solutions include:
Coupling system sets new standards
Parker's EO-3 Fittings are customized for each application. They offer reliable tube and hose line connections thanks to unique features such as:
- Indicator rings that provide visual confirmation of a proper connection.
- Tapered threads to make installation easier with less canting.
- Octagonal nuts for better access.
High pressure hose in a compact design
Compact Spiral Hose can be bent more tightly and with less effort than traditional hoses. At the same time, it also achieves greater strength and a longer service life. Its outside diameter is 30 percent smaller than other hoses, so it is easier to install, and uses 40 percent less material than a traditional hose.
Web application provides fast and accurate product identification
The Parker Tracking System (PTS) works with special barcoded labels and RFID tags that make it easier for companies to track and maintain their Parker components. With the PTS technology, customers can track the type and age of their hoses, their manufacturing information, and when they need to be replaced. This makes it easier to have the right parts at the right time and eliminate unnecessary and costly downtime.
Quick and tool-free filter change
SNAPP filters are designed for small engines of up to 140 horsepower (hp) or with fuel flows of up to 26 gallons per hour (gph). They offer a tool-free snap-in installation process, utilize a self-venting drain, and have a clear bowl for easy inspection. SNAPP filters are even designed to be leak free.
Advanced hydraulic cylinder technologies
Parker has recently developed three exciting innovations in hydraulic cylinders:
- Intellinder - Intellinder hydraulic cylinders are designed with an absolute position sensor that reports the exact position of the sensor -- rather than how much it has moved -- back to the controller. This offers greater accuracy and consistency, without the need for constant recalibration.
- Global Shield Coating Technology - Parker's Global Shield coating provides up to seven times the corrosion resistance of a traditional nitride or chrome coating, reducing the total cost of ownership.
- Lightraulics Composite Hydraulics - Capable of withstanding up to 380 bar of pressure, or 700 bar in a custom design, Lightraulics composite cylinders offer the strength of steel with extreme lightness. Up to 60 percent weight savings are within reach with a system that leverages Lightraulics technology, while composites also bring the benefit of greater corrosion resistance and faster acceleration for maximum productivity.
Axial piston pumps with electronic controls
Parker’s P1/PD medium pressure axial piston pumps utilize electronic control systems to optimize performance. With the ability to work with or without an ECU and to support whole-vehicle CANbus systems, the P1/PD series offers a broad range of controls, including load sensing capabilities.
Flow-sharing technology reduces pump over-demands
Our new VP120 load-sense directional control valves leverage flow-sharing technology to help mitigate the problems caused by pump over-demands. They are also designed to be modular so that functionality can be added or removed as needed, and support both load-sensing and load-sense pressure compensation.
On- and off-road motor controllers
Capable of controlling both AC induction and AC permanent magnet electric motors, the MB2 mobile control is designed for both on- and off-road applications and is ideal for both electric and hybrid-electric vehicle platforms. It can handle up to 800 volts of direct current (VDC) and 120 kilowatts (kW) of power, and supports digital, analog and CANbus communication.
Advanced motors for hybrid and electric vehicle drivetrains
Featuring an internal permanent magnet design, GVM traction motors come in two different sizes and offer up to 900 newton meters (Nm) of peak torque. We design them for full-electric and hybrid drive trains for a wide range of vehicle platforms. The GVM series is distinguished by its ability to provide its peak performance at power levels ranging from 15 to 210 kW.
Polyurethane that can withstand extreme conditions
Parker's unique Resilon 4300 polyurethane offers better seal design and better material performance than seals made of other materials. Resilon 4300 is stronger and offers greater resistance than other polyurethanes and is able to withstand extreme temperatures both high and low.
Air duct seals with longer service lives
Air duct seals coated with TriCom-HT have lower oxidation rates and much longer service lives than traditional seals. This electro-deposited coating combines a cobalt-nickel alloy with chromium carbide for performance at peak temperatures of 1550°F (843°C), while also offering lubricity and increased hardness.
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