Hydraulics

How to Specify a Power Take-Off (PTO)

It is very important to have specific information to select the proper Power Take-Off (PTO) to match the transmission on a vehicle. A PTO is not transferable from one vehicle application to another...
On November 4, 2019

Sorting Out the Difference Between M2M and IoT

The difference between Machine to Machine (M2M) and The Internet of Things (IoT) can be confusing. While both M2M and IoT involve sharing data and can be connectivity solutions for enterprises, they...
On October 29, 2019

What’s All the Noise About with My Power Take-Off (PTO)?

The last thing one wants to worry about is a loud noise coming from their truck and not knowing why it is happening or where it is coming from. Without proper maintenance and potential...
On October 25, 2019

How Are We Going to Benefit From 5g Connectivity?

5G, which stands for the “fifth-generation” of wireless technology, is expected to change the face of connectivity as we know it, offering faster downloads and better network reliability,...
On October 24, 2019

An IoT Gateway is the Central Nervous System for Smart Off-Road Equipment

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing human lives and the way companies operate by continuously enhancing how we connect equipment. When the topic of IoT is discussed, the conversation typically...
On October 21, 2019

New Hydraulic System on Sugarcane Harvester Exceeds Performance Goals

Over the past few years, market demand has increased for mobile equipment that is powerful and more efficient. In response to this trend, an OEM of sugarcane harvesters began a redesign of...
On October 9, 2019

16 Essential Guidelines for Safe and Proper Power Take-Off Mounting

Incorrect installation of a Power Take-Off (PTO) may cause the PTO and/or the gearbox to break and damage other parts as well as cause death, personal injury and property damage. Therefore, PTOs...
On October 8, 2019

Stop Paying 2-5X More to Maintain Your Off-Road Equipment

Gone are the days where equipment must be serviced on a set schedule. IoT technology helps enable maintenance based on equipment use. For instance, in an IoT solution for heavy equipment, cloud-based...
On October 3, 2019

Delivering Visibility and Reducing Fleet Management Costs

Even when a business is doing well, margins can be razor thin, so keeping track of your off-road equipment fleet is an important job. Providing your project managers and crew with actionable...
On October 1, 2019

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...
On September 30, 2019

Understanding Why There are So Many Options for Mounting a PTO

Transmissions commonly found in class 4 and larger vehicles may have provisions for the mounting of a Power Take-Off (PTO). Many popular transmissions have a PTO aperture on the side or bottom (such...
On September 27, 2019

Electrification Put to the Test

With increasing numbers of industries switching from traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) driven mobile machinery to electric, Parker has set about addressing concerns associated with proving...
On September 26, 2019

Connecting the Dots Between IoT Data and Equipment Efficiency for OEMs

Today, most connected things belong to the consumer IoT (with smartphones topping the list). But another, less visible industrial IoT, with its heavy-duty infrastructure (such as power...
On September 26, 2019

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...
On September 25, 2019

The Strategic Approach to Fleet Optimization for Heavy Equipment

With the ongoing pressure to improve safety, increase output, decrease downtime, and obtain optimal product lifecycles, careful management of heavy fleet equipment has become more critical than ever...
On September 24, 2019

Engine Power Management in Construction Equipment

Backhoes are used more often in construction projects than larger pieces of equipment because of their agility and versatility. Backhoes can navigate narrow roads and tighter worksite...
On September 23, 2019

Integrated Transmissions That are a Cut Above

There are over 40 million acres of lawn across the United States, made up, primarily, of residential lawns, roadsides and golf courses. While many Americans maintain their own lawns, a growing number...
On September 20, 2019

The ROI of IoT for OEMs

The OEM landscape is continuously transforming. In a service industry that once focused on the tactical side of product function, the new shift now emphasizes on how to become the strategic revenue...
On September 19, 2019

Preventing Hydraulic Pump Cavitation with Better Inlet Maintenance

You may know that properly maintaining a hydraulic pump will ensure maximum efficiency and prevent damage, but did you know that it is especially critical to regularly monitor inlet conditions?...
On July 26, 2019

Benefits of Compact Closed-Circuit Pumps for Mobile Hydraulic Applications

Doing more with less is a common theme in business and the pump market for medium-duty applications is no exception. With the overall hydraulic system size becoming increasingly smaller and smaller,...
On July 24, 2019