Pneumatics
Industrial Manufacturing Technology Solutions
Machine building is critical to countless industrial applications, from metals processing to rubber and plastics, food packaging to in-plant supporting operations. Equipment manufacturers...
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Growing Trends in Autonomous Farming Play Key Role in Future of Agriculture
America’s agriculture industry is facing a labor crisis. In California, the country’s top agriculture state, more than 40% of farmers in the past five years have been unable to find enough workers to...
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Top 10 Parker Blogs of 2020
While 2020 is notable for many events, for most of us, it was an unprecedented period of change. Change in how (and where) we work, conduct our daily activities, interact with colleagues, family,...
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Automating Textile Production From Reel to Pallet
Sewing may not be widely regarded as glamorous, but it is literally what holds the very fabric of society together. All of the clothing we wear can be found to contain neat stitching, but have you...
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Efficiently Powering High-Speed Electric Railways
Innovations in rail travel are making trains faster, safer, more efficient and environmentally friendly. Of all the transportation modes, rail is leading the way in new technologies. Electric railways...
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How Safe Welders Strengthen Your Lean Industry Standing
In our last blog, we introduced five ways a well-managed weld cell contributes to efforts to maintain uptime in a lean plant. We concluded that sometimes the innovative creativity of people working...
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Clean Transportation: Hybridization and Electrification in the Marine Industry
While this may look like any car ferry carrying people and vehicles in an estuary on the Norwegian coast, this 80-meter ship, called MV Ampere, was one of the world's first fully battery-powered...
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The Top Three Reasons Cylinders Fail
Cylinders can fail for a number of reasons from wrong specifications to operator error. However, in this day and age with a number of engineering tools available to help reduce spec errors and strong...
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Smart Pneumatics Role in Automation, Cobots, Safety and System Efficiency
For today’s industrial pneumatic systems, automation and efficiency continue to be the driving factors in design. Automation in pneumatics incorporates a variety of design strategies...
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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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Selecting Between Pneumatic, Hydraulic and Electromechanical Linear Actuators
Linear actuators are used in many applications around industry. Pneumatic, hydraulic and electromechanical technologies are the primary options for providing linear actuation but the selection and use...
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The Fundamentals of IO-Link
IO-Link is a point-to-point communication technology that can be implemented into most PLC configurations or integrated into most existing industrial Ethernet networks via a device called IO-Link...
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Central Tire Inflation System for off-Highway Vehicles
Parker's Central Tire Inflation System (CTIS) offers improved mobility when operating vehicles in severe off-road or soft soil conditions. Ideally suited for the agriculture and military markets, this...
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What are the Challenges for Pneumatics in the Food Industry?
Starting from agriculture and food processing arriving at the packaging operation, automation is everywhere in the modern food plants and plays a fundamental role to address the required...
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What is End Position Cushioning in Rodless Cylinders and How To Adjust
In the world of industrial automation, pneumatic rodless cylinders can now be found just about anywhere; from food and beverage packaging to pharmaceutical and chemical production lines. They have a...
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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...
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Connect the Dots Between Industrial Ethernet and Pneumatic Valves
Industrial Ethernet (IE) is growing at a startling rate. In fact, the latest estimates put the annual growth at a staggering 22 percent, which means some 52 percent of the connectivity market is now...
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Engineering Alumni Shares Value of Motion and Control Lab Experience
Parker has always valued outstanding graduates who have the potential to become a part of the global team. Parker looks for leading candidates who are highly adaptable and have been provided with an...
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Making Good Sense of Sensor Installation
Careful and correct sensor installation is vital if accurate and reliable information is to be measured and communicated from the sensor.  What all engineers want when it comes to sensor installation...
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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...
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