Motion and Control Technology Blog | Parker United Kingdom

Corrosion: Types, Causes and Strategies to Prevent it

Corrosion management and prevention is a critical factor in many industrial settings. Left untreated, corrosion can put infrastructure, safety and business performance at risk – with potentially...
on 2020, 01 17
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A LEAP to the Future: Leadership Program to Support Young Talent

In today’s competitive business environment, every company faces a major challenge: how best to attract, and keep, tomorrow’s leaders. Parker is staying a step ahead, by investing in an early...
on 2020, 01 16
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Advanced Liquid Valves Expand Microfluidic Possibilities

Liquid valves are a critical component in the next generation of analytical equipment used for clinical diagnostics, analytical chemistry, environmental monitoring, agent detection, and other life...
on 2019, 12 20
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Top Tips When Selecting Valves For Analytical Instruments

Valve technology has come a long way with many available features. Gas and liquid multimedia valves that are used in chemical analysis such as Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) and Liquid...
on 2019, 12 13
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New Coating Resists Corrosion Up To Eight Times Longer Than Conventional Coatings

Hydroelectric turbine systems operate in extremely harsh conditions. The corrosive conditions in challenging industrial and outdoor environments, especially in hydro market applications, greatly...
on 2019, 12 11
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Dust and Moisture: The Dynamic Downtime Duo

Equipment in the field, including mining and construction, is subject to any number of conditions, from pouring rain to damaging winds, but dust is one factor that could be more damaging than...
on 2019, 12 11
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The Importance of Reliable Connectivity Between Industrial Ethernet and Pneumatic Valves

Industrial Ethernet (IE) is growing at a startling rate. In fact, the latest estimates put the annual growth at a staggering 22 percent, which means some 52 percent of the connectivity market is now...
on 2019, 12 10
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Industry 4.0 – considerations for machine builders selecting motion control products

The collective term Industry 4.0 refers to the fourth industrial revolution, typically described as the computerization of manufacturing—or in other words, the merging of traditional automation with...
on 2019, 12 10
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High-load Rodless Actuators Help to Power the Factory Automation Revolution

The arguments advocating more automation in our factories and process plants are gaining momentum and translating into a revolution in production environments.  Parker designs automated linear motion...
on 2019, 12 10
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Four Key Performance Characteristics to Help Specify the Correct Linear Drive Train

When it comes to linear actuators, selecting the right drive technology can be a precise balancing act as there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution. Due to the breadth of applications – from automated...
on 2019, 12 10
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The importance of Right-Sizing

As a concept, right-sizing is inherently linked to smart machine design, which brings about rewards such as optimised space, considerable savings on components and installation, inherent safety by...
on 2019, 12 10
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The Benefits Of Changing Compressed Air Filter Elements

Often nicknamed manufacturing’s fourth utility alongside electricity, gas and water, compressed air is used in over 90% of the world’s manufacturing facilities. As with the other utilities, it is a...
on 2019, 12 10
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Safety and Maintenance - 7 Tips to Ensure Hydraulic Hose Success

Safety is of utmost concern when it comes to hydraulic systems, including the selection process, maintaining and replacing hoses. Hydraulic hoses are going to a cylinder that distributes power. So, if...
on 2019, 12 09
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Exploring the Benefits of Switching to Weld-Free Piping and On-Site Support

There are numerous issues associated with modern welded pipes, not least those concerning accuracy, reliability and cost. As a result, moving to a weld-free piping solution presents many...
on 2019, 11 07
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Miniature Proportional Valve Technology for Next Generation Ventilators

  One of the most import medical devices created in the last century is the ventilator. The ventilator is critical for patients who cannot breathe on their own due to medical procedures or long-term...
on 2019, 11 07
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Condition Monitoring Curtails Costly Downtime to Drive Profitability in Oil and Gas

The global oil and gas industry is a highly competitive market in which companies must be willing to adopt cutting-edge technologies to get the most out of oil reserves, keep their operations...
on 2019, 06 03
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Reduce Costly Downtime in Oil & Gas Applications through Reliability Centered Maintenance

Downtime from equipment failures can cost oil and gas companies hundreds of thousands of dollars each day and pose significant risk to the safety of crew members. Systems do not break down and fail on...
on 2019, 06 03
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Surface Mining is Tough on Hose - Learn How to Extend the Life

In most types of surface mining, hydraulically powered heavy equipment is used to remove the overburden and then to extract the mineral. Many different types of equipment are used in surface mining...
on 2019, 02 20
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How to Select a Hydraulic Cylinder Accessory

How do I choose an accessory for an HMI, HMD or HMIX Series cylinder and why is the right accessory critical?   Cylinder mounting accessories and mountings transmit the force applied by a cylinder to...
on 2019, 01 28
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Rail Vehicle Design Engineers Should Know This 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 2018, 11 09
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