Motion & Control Technology Blogs | Parker Hannifin

What Does State-of-the-art Mean for Functional Safety Control Systems?

Machine builders in the European market know that their machines must meet the requirements of the machinery directive if they want to be CE marked and sold. This is not news to anyone. But are...
On June 19, 2019

Filter Upgrade Improves Bin Vent Dust Collector Performance

From food processing to coal handling to cement manufacturing, silos are used for bulk material storage in many industries.  Proper ventilation is critical to the preservation of the materials stored...
On June 18, 2019

Compressed Air Networks are Under Pressure to be Connected

Representing up to 40% of the electricity consumed by a company, compressed air is a fluid with many challenges. Poor management of this fluid and/or the design of its distribution network results...
On June 18, 2019

How to Choose the Right Quick Coupling

When selecting the right coupling, the frequency of hose connection and disconnection is a major factor in the type of coupler that should be used. For example, at workstations where pneumatic...
On June 18, 2019

Low Drag Dynamic Sealing for Hydraulic Clutch Applications

As automatic transmissions become more advanced as a system, the components within must evolve as well. Performance drives the design and there are many factors that must mesh together to achieve the...
On June 18, 2019

New Fittings Simplify & Verify Hydraulic System Connections

Tubing, piping, and hose – and the fittings that connect them – are the circulatory systems of today’s aircraft. Carrying high-pressure hydraulic fluid to and through critical subsystems and...
On June 14, 2019

Aircraft Fly-by-Wire Flight Control Actuation Systems

The evolution of fly-by-wire flight control actuation systems has dramatically changed the way an aircraft performs many of its functions. A pilot’s actions are now converted to electrical signals...
On June 12, 2019

Extend Seal Life and Reduce Maintenance Costs With Our Versatile FF156

We are coming up on two years since the birth of FF156-75 and this compound is one worth celebrating.  If you don’t know what FF156 is, thank you for taking a few minutes to read this blog. FF156 is...
On June 12, 2019

Electric Motor-Driven Smart Pumps Support More-Electric Aircraft

Commercial aircraft original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have been building more-electric aircraft – or MEA – for over a decade. MEA are aircraft that rely on electric power to...
On June 12, 2019

Partnership with Piaggio Results in Reduced Maintenance Costs

As an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of innovative braking products and systems, Parker Aerospace’s Aircraft Wheel & Brake Division strives to keep its customers’ aircraft fleets operating as...
On June 12, 2019

Prepare for the Upcoming Change to the Permissible Sulphur Content of Marine Fuels

​The maritime industry is currently going through significant changes due to the introduction of tighter emission regulations. A stronger awareness in preserving the environment has pushed...
On June 12, 2019

How to Avoid Gas Turbine Shutdowns in LNG Processing Facilities

Today, the global supply and demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) is approximately 300 million tons per annum (MTPA). Over the next five to ten years, demand is predicted to surpass supply. With...
On June 11, 2019

New Composite Engine Reservoirs Save Weight and Lower Emissions

Airframers and engine builders alike are increasingly using composites to lower aircraft weight. It is no surprise, then, that the Gas Turbine Fuel Systems Division (GTFSD) of Parker Aerospace is also...
On June 11, 2019

5 Considerations Before Using Condition Monitoring on the Plant Floor

Ready or not, the age of the ‘smart’ factory is upon us in ways only a few short years ago were inconceivable. Today, any industrial sector business whose plant floor is not online may well find...
On June 11, 2019

Meeting New Sulphur Limits for Marine Fuel Oil

The ability to spot check the Sulphur content of fuel oil onboard a ship will help shipowners and operators ensure compliance with the latest IMO (MARPOL) regulations. From January 2020 the...
On June 11, 2019

Innovative Rod Seals Enhance Performance of Actuators in Aviation

Hydraulic sealing systems used in aviation technology applications are exposed to particularly challenging ambient influences such as extreme temperature fluctuations and aggressive pressure...
On June 7, 2019

Additive Manufacturing and Engineering Solve Aerospace Challenges

Parker Aerospace is taking its industry-leading fluid atomization technology, including best-in-class fuel nozzles, to the next level through additive manufacturing (AM). Traditional techniques...
On June 6, 2019

Lab School Students Conquer This Year's Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge

Every year, students from all over the world come to compete in the National Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge. Previously named the "Parker Chainless Challenge," this competition has grown to...
On June 6, 2019

Can Electrical Resistance Be Used to Predict Shielding Effectiveness?

Conductive elastomer EMI shielding gaskets use metallic particles to create a conductive path and shield enclosures from electromagnetic radiation. A key measurement of these gaskets is Electrical...
On June 5, 2019

How Parker Stratoflex Is Zeroing in to Zero out Defects

Some are fond of saying that “it’s not the destination but the journey that counts.” The Stratoflex Products Division (SPD) of Parker Aerospace might argue that it is both. The division has spent the...
On June 5, 2019