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How to Select a High Flow Proportional Valve for Ventilators and Anesthesia Machines

In today’s medical device industry, there is strong demand for smaller, sleeker designs and speed to the market with the newest breakthrough products. Engineers designing respiratory equipment, such...
on 2020, 04 07
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EMI Testing for Medical Devices Learn - What You Need to Know

Not long ago in hospitals and other critical care facilities, you were greeted with a large, ominous warning sign the moment you walked through the entrance doors to refrain from cell phone use due to...
on 2020, 04 06
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How to Implement Early Supplier Involvement and Bring Medical Devices to Market Faster

Market globalization, increased regulatory requirements, more educated consumers, and today’s cultural demand for immediate results and satisfaction are fueling the whirlwind pace of breakthrough...
on 2020, 04 06
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The Benefit of a More Diverse Workforce

Research over recent decades shows diversity and inclusion are competitive differentiators, beneficial to businesses over time. A 2018 diversity study from McKinsey & Company highlights that, “…The...
on 2020, 03 04
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Hydraulic Accumulator Services Improve Plant Equipment Efficiency

Modern industry needs far more from its suppliers than straightforward product sales. Today’s industrial component and system providers must support their customers with accessible and professional...
on 2020, 02 06
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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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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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