Transportation Technology

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

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

No More Spills! 8 Reasons Why You Need a New Oil Change Process

A routine oil change is anything but routine. Fleet engines and industrial machinery pose a variety of challenges that make conventional oil changes time-consuming, messy and hazardous for the...
On September 14, 2018

Utilizing Video Input to Improve Operational Safety of Heavy Equipment

The ability to see behind a machine and work area is crucial to improve safety in the operation of heavy equipment and machinery. Just as in automobiles, the capability to see behind a mine...
On August 27, 2018

Assembly Instructions for Ensuring Leak-Free O-ring Face Seal Fittings

No matter what type of port, tube or hose ends your fittings have, it's important to know and use the proper assembly and installation steps. Today we are talking about O-ring Face Seal (ORFS)...
On August 9, 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

Under Pressure: The Importance of Reinforcement in Hydraulic Hoses

Selecting the proper hose for a hydraulic assembly is critical to ensure that it meets the requirements for that specific application. One of the first steps in selecting the proper hose is to...
On July 12, 2018

Making Light Work of High-Pressure Aerospace Fluid Conveyance Applications

It’s well known that aerospace applications of all types – whether for fuselage skin, structures, or systems and components – require materials offering a combination of lightweight strength...
On July 6, 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

Custom Environmental Seal Solutions: When Unique Requirements Throw A Curveball

When it comes to the topic of utilizing elastomeric seals, it’s stereotypical to consider environmental sealing as one of the simpler categories of applications. Near-ambient pressure and temperature...
On June 27, 2018

Brazil Terminal Operation Increases Predictive Maintenance Success With Asset Tracking

Located in the Rio Grande do Sul, the Port of Rio Grande is one of the main shipping ports for Brazilian products to the world. Geographically speaking, the Port of Rio Grande is ideally located and...
On June 23, 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

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