Hydraulic Cylinders
Michigan Street Bridge in Milwaukee Rehabbed with Parker Hydraulics
The Michigan Street Lift Bridge reopened to vehicular traffic Friday, July 31, 2020, after a yearlong rehabilitation project. The bridge spans the Milwaukee River and is one of many downtown bridges...
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Landscape Design Made Easier with PowerTilt Tilting Coupler Attachment
Keeping up with the Joneses means big business for Enumclaw Landscape based out of Enumclaw, WA. As a full-service landscape construction company, they provide landscape services to residential,...
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Rotary Actuator Steering Combines Power and Precision
By replacing the previously used steering cylinders with Parker’s sliding spline rotary actuator technology, Huron Manufacturing was able to solve the issues that were inherent with the...
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Mobile Equipment: Powerful, Smart and Operator-Friendly
Mobile-equipment designers know that in the real world they have to deal with more than level surfaces and two-dimensional access envelopes. Designers at JLG Industries in...
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Productivity Improved with Multi-Purpose Jaw Bucket
With six decades of experience and hard-earned know-how, Bob Brooks is an expert in residential and commercial site preparation. He began operating equipment at just 14 years old and for the past...
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The Top Three Reasons Cylinders Fail
Cylinders can fail for a number of reasons from wrong specifications to operator error. However, in this day and age with a number of engineering tools available to help reduce spec errors and strong...
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Cylinder Mounting Styles Vary Based on Performance Expectations
Properly applied hydraulic cylinders provide outstanding linear-actuation performance in a wide variety of applications. But if applied improperly, a cylinder in short order may not only ruin itself...
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How to Choose the Right Cylinder for the Right Duty
The first hydraulic press may have been invented in the 3rd Century BC, but the fluid power universe has become a little more complicated since then. Today’s hydraulic cylinders, which essentially...
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Hybrid Actuator System Offers Alternate Solution to Electrification
The Hybrid Actuation System (HAS) is making localized control viable for both mobile and industrial applications. This new technology gives the benefits of power and resiliency found in hydraulics...
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Hydrostatic Transmission Fluid Engineered for Low Maintenance
Work in the turf industry can be tough, dirty and unforgiving. The last thing you need is for the machine to fail in the midst of a job. Machine failure leads to unscheduled maintenance and...
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OEM Design Engineer's Guide to Specifying Hydraulic Cylinders
In today’s industrial manufacturing environment, hydraulic cylinders are complex devices that incorporate a wide range of components available in a multitude of sizes, configurations and materials....
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Modern Digital Ecosystems Take Mobile Hydraulic Systems to a New Level
Not so long ago, only the largest OEMs could afford to develop complex proprietary control systems. But the recent introduction of versatile digital ecosystems connecting electronic control...
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New Coating Extends Cylinder Life Up to Eight Times Longer
Hydroelectric turbine systems operate in extremely harsh conditions. The corrosive conditions in challenging industrial and outdoor environments, especially in hydro market applications, greatly...
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New Hybrid Actuation System Ideal for Renewable Energy Applications
Actuation systems must be efficient, precise, and durable enough to withstand harsh power generation environments. Parker Hannifin has developed a hybrid actuation system (HAS) that is ideal...
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Global Shield is the Greener Path to Corrosion Protection
Across the nation, municipalities are exploring options to reduce the emissions of their sanitation fleets. Some communities make a big dent in reducing emissions with the employ of heavy duty natural...
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Hydraulic Power Units Control All Functions of Hydro-electric Turbine
Hydroelectric plants, Parker and their distributors / integrators make powerful teams in the area of power generation support and technical expertise. Carter Lake Hydroelectric, adjacent to...
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Hydraulic Pump/Motor Selection Considerations for High-Production Shredding Applications
High-production shredding applications produce tremendous shock in hydraulic systems. Hydraulic transmission design, shaft speed, and operating torque are just the beginning of the...
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IFPE 2014 Showcases Innovative Products and Systems for Heavy-Duty Vehicle Design
The co-located IFPE and CONEXPO-CONAGG show, which occurs every three years in Las Vegas, Nevada, is among the largest tradeshows in the world. This year the international expo attracted...
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Top Innovative Products and Systems for Heavy-Duty Vehicles
From tiny seals and filters to powerful hydraulic systems, new advancements are improving the safety, reliability and performance of heavy-duty vehicles. These trending technologies solve...
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Parker’s Chainless Challenge Prompts Innovative Approach to Vehicle Mobility
Significant breakthroughs in engineering are often the result of efforts develop a solution to a unique problem. Nontraditional challenges require an innovative approach; for example, how do you move...
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