Transportation

Modern Digital Ecosystems Take Mobile Hydraulic Systems to a New Level

Not so long ago, only the largest OEMs could afford to develop complex proprietary control systems. But the recent introduction of versatile digital ecosystems connecting electronic control...
On October 3, 2018

Unique Tilting Coupler Technology Gives Construction Firm Competitive Edge

Ray Clapp, owner of Coast Range Construction, Homer, Alaska, was searching for a way to increase efficiency on jobsites. In business for 16 years, Coast Range specializes in setting foundations...
On October 2, 2018

Parker Awarded the Esteemed IATF Certification 16949:2016

  We are pleased to announce that Parker Low Pressure Connector Europe Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has been awarded the new...
On September 27, 2018

Customizable Aircraft Fuel Pumps Reduce Cost and Boost Reliability

Parker Aerospace’s Fluid System Division has a long history of supplying fuel pumps to both the civilian and military aviation markets. Detailed analysis and testing, combined with extensive hours of...
On September 21, 2018

Hydraulic Traction Drive Systems Modernize Railway Vehicles

Since 1997, Chvalis, a premier distributor of Parker Hannifin based in the Czech Republic, has been focusing on the development and construction of hydraulic systems for the needs of general industry...
On September 20, 2018

Key Cold Weather Design Factors for Connector Technology in Rail

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

Six Reasons Why the EO-2 Is the Most Reliable Fitting for Rail

The reliability of every component is significant for the design engineer of modern railway vehicles if they are to function smoothly in the long term. The EO-2 fitting has been extremely reliable for...
On August 2, 2018

Learn How Cold Weather Affects Connector Design for Rail Applications

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

New Optical-Based System Will Transform Aircraft Fuel Measurement

Modern aviation owes much of its success to gas turbine engines that convert fuel into massive thrust, enabling large passenger aircraft to travel long distances at high speeds. Jet engines, however,...
On July 5, 2018

Why are Brass Fittings Preferred by Truck Manufacturers?

Like many industrial markets, the heavy truck market utilizes brass fittings for a variety of applications. With composite fittings gaining traction in the arena, why do many truck OEMs continue...
On July 1, 2018

New Testing Results Give Way to Changing Specifications for Engine OEMs

Diesel and biodiesel engine manufacturers are moving toward electroless nickel plated connectors as part of their fuel system specification. We’ll tell you why.   Meeting the needs of changing...
On June 19, 2018

What Are the Differences Between Pipe Threads and Straight Threads?

Traditionally, DOT-rated compression and push-to-connect fittings use American National Standard Taper Pipe Threads, referred to as NPTF pipe threads. NPTF or pipe fittings feature tapered...
On June 16, 2018

An Economical and Lightweight Option for the Air Brake System

Composite DOT-certified push-to-connect fittings are manufactured with a polymer body and brass screw threads and holding mechanisms. They utilize a collet to grip tubing, plus an elastomeric...
On June 15, 2018

The Advantages of Cartridges in Transportation Applications

From OEM component suppliers to heavy-duty truck manufacturers, there are advantages of using cartridges in transportation applications.  Cartridges are used across many markets including industrial,...
On June 15, 2018

Three Key Reasons Why Gas Generators are the Safest Option in Laboratories

Laboratories around the world require a reliable and consistent mixture of quality gases for a range of applications including gas chromatography (GC) and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS)....
On June 14, 2018

What Every Design Engineer of Rail Vehicles Should Know About EN 45545

The European standard EN 45545 was introduced in 2013 with a transitional period until 2016 and raises the level of requirements to the previous national standards, which have now been withdrawn. The...
On June 14, 2018

Choosing Air Brake Tube Fittings for Heavy-Duty Trucks and Trailers

Heavy-duty vehicles, such as trucks and trailers, use air brake systems to assure safe and effective stopping. Air brake tube fittings are a virtually invisible component on these vehicles, but they...
On June 7, 2018

New Heavy Duty Fueling Receptacle Makes Fast-Fill Faster for CNG Trucks and Buses

Many fleet owners are turning to alternative fuels to reduce their environmental footprint and decrease fueling costs. According to a 2016 Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking prepared by...
On April 24, 2018

Recycling Hydraulic Hose Can Be Tricky

While more traditional materials like aluminum, copper, and other metals are recycled without difficulty at your local scrap-metal dealer, there isn’t an equivalent hydraulic hose collection...
On March 28, 2018

Evolution of Fuel Tank Inerting for the Aerospace Industry

Parker Aerospace’s Fluid Systems Division (FSD) has been a major supplier of aircraft fuel tank inerting systems and components since the 1960s. Fuel tank inerting systems create a non-combustible...
On March 23, 2018