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...
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
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...
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
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
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...
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,
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...
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
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...
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
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
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
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...
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
Carbon dioxide shortages this summer have caused production
stoppages and restrictions for many UK food industry customers.
Breweries, food processors and packaging companies all...
Throughout the construction industry, there is a need to make
machines safer, more energy efficient and to reduce their
emissions. Despite that, many of the heavy-duty machines have
Weight is a problem because it contributes to higher energy
consumption and does damage to the surrounding environment. To
combat it, several weight saving methods need to be considered. Are
The manufacturing industry is currently facing increasing pressure
to reform and innovate in order to remain viable. On the consumer
side, the Internet of Things (IoT) has made smart devices...
OEM engineers are always looking for new technology to improve
heavy duty machine productivity. This is weighed against the known
factor: that current hydraulic systems powering heavy duty...