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:
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.
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.
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.
Parker has recently developed three exciting innovations in hydraulic cylinders:
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.
P1 and PD Piston Pumps are now available for purchase on parker.com. Simply add products to your cart for shipment from a Parker Distributor.
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.
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.
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.
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 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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