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
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
On June 12, 2019
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
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
On June 5, 2019
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
On May 23, 2019
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
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
On April 24, 2019
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
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
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
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
On March 19, 2019
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
On March 14, 2019
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
On March 12, 2019
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
On February 28, 2019
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
On February 27, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
On January 9, 2019