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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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Most Reliable Fitting for Rail: EO-2 Soft-Sealing Fitting for Leak-Tightness

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 2018, 11 09
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Nitrogen Generation: An Alternative to CO2 in Food-grade Applications

Carbon dioxide shortages this summer have caused production stoppages and restrictions for many UK food industry customers. Breweries, food processors and packaging companies all...
on 2018, 11 06
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Two Solutions to Make Your Construction Machine More Efficient

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 demanding work...
on 2018, 10 02
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Discover How to Reduce the Weight of Your Construction Machines

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 you...
on 2018, 10 02
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How Does a Smart User Interface Improve Machine Efficiency?

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...
on 2018, 10 02
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Load Sensing Valve Improves Heavy Duty Machine Productivity and Fuel Savings

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...
on 2018, 10 02
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