Industrial
Troubleshooting Fluid System Connection Leaks
Leaks can cause a multitude of issues both big and small. At a minimum, leaks cause a system to perform below its capacity which may lead to issues in rate of production or premature wear on...
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Frequently Asked Questions About HVAC Filtration and COVID-19
The high transmission rate of coronavirus (COVID-19) has prompted the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to recommend that everyone in the U.S. wear nonsurgical face masks when going out...
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Putting the ‘New’ Into Pneumatics
Looking ahead to the future of industry, with all the advancements in technology that the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) holds in store, one might rightly wonder if pneumatics will still...
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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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Important System Design Considerations for SAE J1926 Ports
Fitting and port dimensions are an exact science. For the design engineers incorporating these fittings into their systems, it may not be obvious what the Critical Dimensions are. Rest assured,...
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Compressed Air Contamination - Causes, Facts and Myths
For over 100 years, compressed air has been recognised as a safe and reliable power source that is widely used throughout industry. Known as the fourth utility, approximately 90% of all...
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New Measuring Device Supports Predictive Maintenance in Construction
Predictive maintenance is essential to maintaining the value and the long-term, reliable function of expensive machinery and systems. This can be easier said than done. Systems, equipment,...
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Pumps in Hydraulic Systems are Key to Tire Recycling Solution for Mining
Mining trucks encounter heavy, frequent loads throughout their life cycle, and replacing their large tires, which could be in the realm of 13 feet or even larger, can occur as much as 4 to 6 times...
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Reducing Airborne Transmission with HVAC Air Filters
Today, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping workers, patients and families safe from the spread of disease in facilities is more important than ever. For facilities managers, this means...
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New Gold Cup Hydrostatic Pump and Motor eConfigurator
Configuring a hydraulic pump or motor to your exact machine requirements can be complex, time-consuming, and involve multiple points of contact with customer service. Our focused response to this...
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Leaking Ports? Troubleshooting for SAE J1926 and ISO 6149 Ports
Wondering why your existing SAE J1926/ISO11926 or ISO 6149 ports are leaking? We receive this question quite a bit. It’s important to know what to investigate when looking for the problem. In...
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Dripless Connectors Critical in Data Centers Cooling Efficiency
The heat is on in the data center industry as engineers and managers develop and operate increasingly powerful information technology equipment and the estimated 2.5 quintillion bytes of data created...
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Spatial Allowance for Fittings in Fluid and Gas Systems
We frequently get calls from our customers who find themselves in the late stages of development and have an unexpected complication with their design which requires our help. They are...
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Install Transair Snap Ring Fittings in 10 Easy Steps
Snap rings fittings are unique to Parker's Transair® Aluminum Pipe System. Found on the 2" (50mm) and 2-1/2" (63mm), a snap ring fitting requires two holes at the end of the pipe to secure the snap...
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IoT Solutions for Reliability Engineers
If you are a reliability engineer you are responsible for guiding efforts to ensure reliability and maintain equipment, processes, utilities, facilities, controls and safety /security systems. You are...
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Taking a Discrete Path to IoT ROI in Manufacturing
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As the management of manufacturing plants and other assets grows more complex, integrating automated monitoring of key performance indicators (KPIs) at the discrete level provides a built-in safeguard...
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Good Vibrations? Not in the Automotive Industry
Vibrations might be inherent for industrial machinery, but in an automotive production plant, this could mean faulty products coming down the assembly line, leading to costly rework translating...
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Extraction of Emulsion Mist From CNC Machine Tools Improves Air Quality
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining is a process where computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) programs are used to control the steps and functions of machine tool...
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Manufacturing Toolboxes Expand Efficiency and Capability
This is a very exciting time to be in Manufacturing! Manufacturing Engineers’ toolboxes are expanding every day with new technologies and possibilities for greater efficiency and capability. The...
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How to Lower Energy Consumption Without Compromising Compressed Air Quality
Compressed air is used throughout industrial manufacturing, often for applications that cannot be replaced by electricity. The drive to reduce energy consumption and costs creates a dilemma...
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