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
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,
On July 5, 2018
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
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
On June 27, 2018
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
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
On June 19, 2018
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
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
From OEM component suppliers to heavy-duty truck manufacturers,
there are advantages of using cartridges in transportation
applications. Cartridges are used across many markets
On June 15, 2018
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now been withdrawn.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
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
Increased emission restrictions are requiring engine manufacturers
to conform to Euro 6 and Tier IV regulations to reduce exhaust
leakage 80% or more. In order to achieve these new standards,
On May 30, 2018
It’s not an exaggeration to say oil is the lifeblood of all
machines. Commercial fleet vehicles, heavy machinery and
large-scale power generation equipment all rely on clean engine oil
On May 24, 2018
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
Precision timepieces operate much like the inner workings for
automotive machines. Underneath the back cover lies a series of
gears and springs designed to measure the passage of time. We are
On April 10, 2018
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
On March 23, 2018
Linear actuators are typically grouped into two principal types:
fluid power actuators that operate on differential pressure, and
electromechanical actuators driven by an electric motor.
On February 15, 2018
One of the biggest changes in the rail industry has been the move
away from dependence on diesel as the main motive fuel. With the
increasing electrification of railway networks, train...
On February 7, 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
Identifying potential issues before they escalate into fully
developed problems offers obvious benefits in all industries, from
manufacturing to sea-based commercial shipping. Preventive
On January 4, 2018