Industrial

The Must-Have Connection to Power Your Data Center Cooling

We’re in the midst of our own gold rush of sorts. Rather than fleeing to California in search of prosperity through extraordinary and precious assets, businesses are looking above to achieve...
On October 28, 2019

Safe in the Knowledge

As an engineer, the responsibility to adopt not just the latest, but the safest technologies, never goes away. Protecting people and machinery has become, quite simply, industry’s number one...
On October 25, 2019

Time-Saving Solution for Servo Presses and Joining Applications

In industry, time is money. So, for engineers who are time-pressured, there is a solution for electromechanical press and joining applications. Push-To-Fit is an innovative electromechanical solution...
On October 25, 2019

Best Practices for the Design and Operation of Coal Mill Dust Collectors

Today, cement manufacturing plants have to contend with a double-edged sword: How do they reduce production costs and still meet environmental regulations? How do they accomplish their goals and...
On October 7, 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

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

High-load Rodless Actuators Powering the Factory Automation Revolution

The arguments advocating more automation in our factories and process plants are gaining momentum and translating into a revolution in production environments.  Parker designs automated linear motion...
On September 24, 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

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

Nitro Iced Coffee Uses Self-Contained Nitrogen Generators | Case Study

Battle Grounds Coffee is a small, community-oriented coffee shop in Haverhill, MA. The owners were challenged to find a more efficient and consistent way to deliver Nitro Coffee to their customers.  ...
On September 12, 2019

Shift in Linear Actuator Design Fueled by Newer Generation

It’s no secret that the Millennial Generation’s practices and preferences are shifting consumer product design and marketing messages across the board. But how does that trend affect product design in...
On September 5, 2019

Choosing the Best Dust Collector for Air Quality Control in Manufacturing

Dust collectors are important tools in any industrial manufacturing operation. They provide a cleaner environment for employees, eliminate air quality concerns, and meet environmental...
On August 27, 2019

Choosing the Right Rotary Servo Feedback Device - Part 3

This is the final of a three-part series that spoke to the various feedback devices that are provided as options on Parker Servo Motors. Part 1 & Part 2 provided the basic theory of operation for the...
On July 31, 2019

Not All O-ring Face Seal Fittings Are Created Equal

Stretch your mind back to the early 1980s… the first analog cell phone was released by Motorola measuring roughly 12 inches long, personal media players were bulky, playing only cassettes or CDs, and...
On July 30, 2019

Filter Upgrade Improves Baghouse Performance in Industrial Manufacturing

A common goal shared by virtually all industrial manufacturing businesses is to assure safe and clean air quality throughout their production facilities. Using an inadequate air filtration system can...
On July 30, 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

What Is the Difference Between Full Port or Standard Port Ball Valve?

Ball valves are used in a variety of industries such as manufacturing, oil, and gas, automotive, marine, agricultural and heavy truck. Applications may vary but include operations for processing,...
On July 23, 2019

Viscosity vs. Flow Rate - Which Is Best in Thermal Interface Materials?

A common question often asked by our customers is the reason why flow rate is reported on datasheets of liquid-dispensed thermal interface materials instead of viscosity. And it’s a fair...
On July 17, 2019