Using a variable frequency drive (VFD) can be beneficial in many
constant speed applications driven by electric motors, such as
those that require controlled starting and have been historically
On March 6, 2019
For a long time, the use of hydraulic power in industrial processes
has been associated with its traditional benefits: high power
density, precise control, and long-term performance. Yet...
On February 12, 2019
Although the basic recipe for the solid soap bar has not varied
much for decades, the process of making this basic commodity has
changed significantly since the advent of industrialisation....
On February 1, 2019
2018 marked Parker's strongest year of financial performance in the
company's history (view Annual Report in "Related Posts" at the end
of the blog). Our focus on solving some of the world’s...
On January 15, 2019
In a world of constant technological advances, the photonics
industry is seeing rapid growth with no signs of a slow-down.
Photonics is the branch of technology concerned with the properties
On January 4, 2019
The renewal of the entire ventilation system in the underground car
park serving the largest European business district, was not
limited to the simple replacement of filters and some...
On December 13, 2018
Maintaining a safe and productive work environment should be a top
priority in any facility. More and more companies are putting
programs in place to improve the working environment and...
On November 13, 2018
Throughout the world, various types of metrology applications share
a common need for increased precision. Metrology is the scientific
study of measurement. Metrology applications take some type...
On October 11, 2018
Modern Swiss-type lathes have evolved from simple screw machines to
high-precision, high-production machines and are now widely used
across many industries to completely machine small parts, even...
On July 24, 2018
Combining electronic and hydraulic technologies can add efficiency
and functionality to machinery and processes that use hydraulic
pressure to operate. The hydraulic power unit (HPU), a workhorse...
On July 16, 2018
The advancements in hydraulics and variable speed drives (VSD) were
running in parallel for many years but on opposite sides of the
fence from each other in solving paper converting...
On June 29, 2018
Gearhead motors can be ideal for the food and packaging industries
if they are selected with several key features. A manufacturer of
machines for gluing, fill, sealing and diverting food...
On June 5, 2018
In radiographic tilting beds the table upon which the patient
is placed needs to be moved and controlled with smooth
precision. In this type of application, servo motors and drives
play a key role....
On May 23, 2018
Hazardous locations are operating environments in which explosive
or ignitable vapors or dust are present, or are likely to become
present. It is normal for various processing applications where
On May 2, 2018
Momentum behind Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things
(IIoT) is continuing with a growing number of smart device/product
manufacturers developing sensors that communicate wirelessly...
On April 25, 2018
Machine design challenges Pressures to reduce overhead cost and
maximize profitability have forced original equipment manufacturers
and machine builders to significantly reduce their...
On April 25, 2018
The automotive vehicle industry has experienced introductions of
several new technologies and upgrades. One significant example is
the rising amount of electrical content per vehicle. Testing...
On April 19, 2018
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
On February 28, 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
Many factors must be considered when determining which linear
actuator to use in an application. Besides technical specifications
such as speed, acceleration and payload, there’s another...
On January 25, 2018