Hydraulic Valves
How Maintenance Strategies Can Affect the Lifespan of Power Plant Parts
There's more than one way to maintain an asset. Power plant and maintenance managers implement various strategies to prepare for and respond to maintenance issues. While there isn't just one correct...
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Learn How Parker is Improving Lift Truck Safety One Component at a Time
The lift truck industry is growing not only in volume but in sophistication. Societal expectations for friendly interfaces, predictable performance, increased productivity, IoT connectivity, and...
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Hydraulic and Pneumatic Colorflow Valves Enter a New Era
Parker Colorflow valves have been a global standard in industrial and mobile applications for more than 60 years. The exclusive colored rings found on metering, flow control, and needle valves provide...
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An Electric Hybrid System for Refuse Vehicles
Over the last few years, there has been a significant increase in the popularity of electric cars. These vehicles are efficient, silent, and do not pollute the air (at least where they are driven). In...
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Time to Inspect and Service Your Combustion Turbine Valves
Diminishing functionality of combustion turbine components due to aging parts is a concern for plant and maintenance managers. The harmonization of each individual part of a machine is crucial...
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Is It Time to Rethink Open Loop Hydraulics in Drills and Trenching Systems?
We think so, because OEMs can reduce the cost of underground construction machines by using Parker's Overcenter Intelligent Flow Control (IFC) architecture. Closed-loop hydraulic systems are commonly...
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Pilot Ratios Are Key To Proper Load Control in Counterbalance Valves
Commonplace integrated hydraulic circuits can be found on mobile applications in the construction, forestry, and material handling markets. To meet the essential feature of load controls in...
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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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The Benefits of Intelligent PCLS and Pressure Compensated System Architecture
Today, planters typically drive tractor pressure to high-pressure standby, generating excess heat and reducing fuel efficiency when tractor remotes are used to power fans, compressors and fertilizer...
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Four Check Valves Functions that Keep Mobile Equipment Mobile
Tractors, combines, wheel loaders, bulldozers, and excavators—you know, the big stuff— are called upon daily to perform the heavy lifting on the front lines of the agricultural and...
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Is It Time to Rethink Open Loop Hydraulics in Agriculture Machines?
We think so, because OEMs can reduce the cost of harvesting machines used in agriculture by using Parker's Overcenter Intelligent Flow Control (IFC) architecture. Closed loop hydraulic systems are...
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Sowing the Seeds and Harvesting Innovation in Agriculture
Since the advent of mechanized agriculture, agriculture machinery is an indispensable part of how the world is fed. Powered machinery has long replaced the work of manual labor and working animals...
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Upgrade of Blade Pitch Control Delivers on Wind Turbine Reliability
Wind power generation in the U.S. has been trending favorably upwards for wind farm owners. Primary contributing factors include the cost of wind turbine installations dropping by over one-third since...
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Pre-compensated Flow Sharing Can Save Money and Boost Productivity
As multi-tasking becomes more prevalent in today’s day and age -- texting your mother while picking up groceries and simultaneously catching up on your latest podcast after taking your kids to...
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Tandem Circuitry and the Prevention of Function Drift
Waste management vehicles perform many different functions. An easy way to understand how such functions operate can be represented by the concept of a hydraulic valve that actuates a cylinder...
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The Fundamentals of Applying Electrohydraulic Valves
The basics of electrohydraulic valves are easy to understand: they are electrically operated valves that control how hydraulic fluid is sent to actuators. However, to apply electrohydraulic valves...
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Flow Force is Essential for Proper Cartridge Valve Function
Often times hydraulic components can begin to act differently or unpredictably when the conditions of the hydraulic system change from the expected. In some cases, when the hydraulic flow is...
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Check Valves Are the Unsung Heroes of Fluid Power
Check valves are unseen and undervalued. These valves are found in just about every mobile and industrial hydraulic system on the planet. Simply put, if there’s a pump, most likely you will find...
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Unique Valves Manage Flow Better in Construction Equipment
Frequently when designing simple hydraulic circuits that utilize low-cost solutions, system designers will often use fixed displacement pumps. One challenge associated with the use of...
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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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