Every fall just outside of Detroit, MI, thousands of electric and
hybrid vehicle industry insiders descend onto the Electric &
Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo in Novi, MI. Delivering the...
On September 17, 2018
Compressed air is one of the most critical and expensive utilities
in any manufacturing facility. That said, maintenance and
monitoring of this crucial system are largely ignored. When it is
On August 9, 2018
Cold weather may force designers to reconsider the usual technical
choices regarding rolling stock systems. Combining ergonomics of
use, a cost-effective approach and technical performance are...
On August 7, 2018
In a European context favouring a unique rail system, the design
and use of trains are becoming increasingly complex. They must
comply with a wide range of specifications and regulations...
On July 25, 2018
Combining electronic and hydraulic technologies can add efficiency
and functionality to machinery and processes that use hydraulic
pressure to operate. The hydraulic power unit (HPU), a workhorse...
On July 16, 2018
Any of us who have driven a vehicle knows from experience certain
mechanical issues produce symptoms that can be detected by our
senses of touch and hearing. Vibrations felt in the steering wheel
On June 26, 2018
Rising temperatures - which lead to water evaporation and loss of
coolants in critical wind turbine cooling systems – may cause 1.5
MW wind turbines to overheat. Fortunately, there's a solution...
On April 24, 2018
Downstream oil and gas operations include refineries and
petrochemical plants where crude oil is processed into finished
products such as jet fuel, diesel, lubricants, and gasoline.
On April 9, 2018
Implementing an effective asset management and maintenance program
for critical assets and components such as hydraulic hoses
constitutes a challenge for many companies; however, it is the...
On March 21, 2018
Advanced compounds extend downhole drilling time. Hydrogenated
acrylonitrile butadiene (HNBR) compounds have been developed
specifically for downhole mud motor boots. These compounds offer
On March 12, 2018
In a world of constant technological advances, the photonics
industry is seeing rapid growth with no signs of a slow-down.
Photonics is the branch of technology concerned with the properties
On February 22, 2018
Looking at a complete system within the vehicle along with all its
interfaces from a completely clean sheet will give us the
opportunity to question, review and potentially improve that system
On January 24, 2018
Today, ultra-pure water is a primary concern for operators of new
and existing combined cycle power generation plants. Whether you
are an EPC engineer designing a new power plant or an...
On January 10, 2018
Vehicles within the commercial transport sector, whether rail or
construction, are consistently expected to operate reliably in some
of the most challenging conditions. Indeed, it is crucial...
On December 12, 2017
IoT has given way to breakthroughs in everything from safety and
efficiency to better decision-making and increased revenue
generation. In power generation, the rise of the digital plant is
On November 3, 2017
For the past 100 years, Parker has been building and delivering
ever more complex motion and control components and systems. We are
well into a digital transformation that has caused us to rethink
On October 17, 2017
Most people of a certain age have childhood memories of returning
beverage bottles to their neighborhood store and getting back their
deposit coins, which were usually just enough to invest in an...
On August 30, 2017
How do you eliminate a bottleneck in a food and beverage canning
plant? Apply good engineering design and use a variable
frequency drive solution. Beverage bottling or canning has always
On August 30, 2017
Now OEMs and users can remotely monitor and control factory
automation displays from anywhere in the world with a phone or
tablet and an internet connection. Parker has released the Remote
On August 29, 2017
Have you ever seen the term “Information Anywhere” and wondered
exactly what it means? We chose this terminology carefully, so it’s
more than a mere tag line. Basically, the term refers to...
On August 28, 2017