Electronics

What Does State-of-the-art Mean for Functional Safety Control Systems?

Machine builders in the European market know that their machines must meet the requirements of the machinery directive if they want to be CE marked and sold. This is not news to anyone. But are...
On June 19, 2019

Aircraft Fly-by-Wire Flight Control Actuation Systems

The evolution of fly-by-wire flight control actuation systems has dramatically changed the way an aircraft performs many of its functions. A pilot’s actions are now converted to electrical signals...
On June 12, 2019

Electric Motor-Driven Smart Pumps Support More-Electric Aircraft

Commercial aircraft original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have been building more-electric aircraft – or MEA – for over a decade. MEA are aircraft that rely on electric power to...
On June 12, 2019

Nitrogen Generation System Reduces Costs in Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing or 3D printing is a relatively new rapid manufacturing technology that has become mainstream in recent years. It covers a wide variety of processes used to produce a multitude...
On June 5, 2019

Hydraulic Powerpacks Offer Size and Weight Advantages for Aircraft OEMs

As today’s aviation designers strive for greater aircraft fuel, weight, and space efficiencies, scalable hydraulic powerpacks are taking center stage as innovative and highly reliable solutions that...
On May 23, 2019

What's the Difference Between Volumetric Flow and Mass Flow?

What type of flow measuring device should I use? This is a recurring question. The choice is bounded by customer needs, product variables and different technologies available on the market today. It’s...
On May 7, 2019

How to Reduce Galvanic Corrosion Using Conductive Filler Systems

Galvanic corrosion (also known as bimetallic corrosion or dissimilar metal corrosion) is the breakdown of metallic surfaces as a result of the difference in electrical potential of adjacent metals and...
On April 24, 2019

Essential Tools to Complete Your T-Slot Aluminum Framing Design

In an industrial manufacturing environment, t-slot framing is often used for workstations, machine guarding, enclosures, tables, carts and more. When you have your initial idea for building with...
On April 11, 2019

Smart Sensor Enhances Material Handling Systems Closed-loop Control

Mobile equipment manufacturers are always striving to get the most out of their machines without overburdening the system with costly and complex mechanics. Moreover, performance expectations are...
On April 4, 2019

Labs Give Future Engineers a Better Understanding of Modern Technology

One of the longest running Parker Motion and Control Laboratories (PMCL) is supported by the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Akron (UA). It was established more than 25 years...
On April 3, 2019

Electromagnetic Compatibility in Next Gen Autonomous Vehicles

For more than 100 years, the car has simply been used as a device for transporting a driver and passengers from point A to point B at speed with minimum effort.   With the introduction of Advanced...
On March 19, 2019

Honeycomb Air Ventilation Panels – The Polarity Principle

Honeycomb air ventilation panels are used in applications where superior electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding must be incorporated with heat dissipation in the form of airflow. Every vent...
On March 14, 2019

4 Ways to Achieve Required Safety Levels with Pneumatic Exhaust Valves

To ensure optimum machine safety, design engineers need a solid understanding of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC and how to comply with required safety levels.  A safety exhaust valve when...
On March 12, 2019

EMI Shielding Technology Applications in Defense Systems

As the defense industry continues to push the boundaries on advanced electronic systems and state-of-the-art communication devices, the requirements governing these programs must follow suit. Among...
On February 28, 2019

Bath Sensing Technology Improves Aluminium Reduction Process

The demand for aluminium has been on a relentless growth track, driven by the needs of many and diverse industries in established and rapidly developing regions of the world. The introduction of point...
On February 27, 2019

The Four Best Thermal Interface Materials For Cooling Electronics

The world of thermal interface materials continues to evolve as the cooling requirements for applications in the automotive, consumer, medical and aerospace markets continue to demand lower prices...
On February 7, 2019

What Are Electromagnetic Interference and Electromagnetic Compatibility Measurements, and Why Do We Care?

Fundamental design checkpoints of new products generally focus on the designs of mechanical, electrical and software systems. On the whole, EMI/EMC design falls by the wayside for many...
On January 31, 2019

How to Identify Quality Thermal Gap Fillers in Four Steps

There are a variety of thermal pads and gap fillers to choose from -- so many choices that it can become so overwhelming. How can you decide what's best for your application? And how does quality...
On January 24, 2019

Top 9 Parker Blogs of 2018

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

Integrated ISOBUS Functions Help Agriculture Sector Plow Ahead

As the case is across many sectors, electronics systems are the primary drivers of innovation in today‘s agricultural industry. However, those working in this sector may have noticed that any major...
On January 9, 2019