Sealing and Shielding
QSFP-DD Optical Transceiver Thermal Interface Materials
High performance QSFP-DD optical modules must use thermal interface materials to help dissipate heat efficiently and effectively to ensure the optimum operating performance, reliability...
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Why Is Seal Retention Important and Finding the Right PIP Seal
We receive many requests regarding seal retention but why is it so important? There are 3 main reasons: ease of component assembly, serviceability, and transit issues. For example, seal retention is...
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Proprietary Resilon® Polyurethane Raises the Bar for Seal Durability in Frac Pumps
Challenges abound for oil and gas companies during drilling and well completion operations. Drilling mud and frac fluids are some of the harshest and most destructive media to be sealed. It...
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Where Did Mil-R-83485 and AMS-R-83485 Specifications Go?
If I had to estimate the number of times someone asked for a seal meeting AMS7287, the answer is very few.  On the other hand, the number of times someone has asked for a seal material...
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New THERM-A-GAP GEL 75 Thermal Gel Offers High Thermal Conductivity and Reliability
Parker Chomerics has recently released THERM-A-GAP™ GEL 75, a 7.5 W/m-K thermal conductivity, single-component, dispensable thermal interface material. THERM-A-GAP GEL 75 is the latest from the...
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Avoid Seal Extrusion in High Pressure Applications with KB292 (HNBR)
In the Oil & Gas industry, the need for elastomers to seal higher pressures for sustained periods of time with minimal damage is abounding. Applications such as drilling tools, completions equipment,...
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Protecting Robotic Surgery Systems from Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)
Robotic surgery systems or robot-assisted surgery, offer immense patient benefits -- from shorter recovery time to better surgeon visualization, which leads to a more precise, effective, and...
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Taking Out the Guesswork: Optimizing Rubber Component Design With Nonlinear FEA
Have you been frustrated with going through multiple design iterations when rubber components are failing due to high stresses or your device has been leaking due to insufficient compression? Have you...
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Top 8 Questions From Webinar Intro to Electrically Conductive Sealants and Adhesives
In our recent webinar about electrically conductive sealants and adhesives, our experts covered many topics from electrically conductive filler packages to the physical properties of the materials...
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Increasing Reliability in Drug Delivery Systems
Improvements to a drug delivery system (DDS) can control the consistency and increase the quality of drug delivery. Parker’s self-sealing polyisoprene is designed to improve on existing systems...
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How to Mitigate the Contamination Risk in Biopharma Production
Mitigating the contamination risk in biopharmaceutical manufacturing is essential for two reasons: Obviously, product safety for patients is of paramount importance, but manufacturers must also be...
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Ideal Surface Finish Recommendations For Optimum Sealing Performance
When designing a gland in which an O-ring or elastomeric seal is the desired sealing component, there are several aspects that need to be considered. A perfectly designed seal with the right material,...
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How Fire Seals Contribute To Overall Aircraft Flight Safety
If the words “Fire Seal” bring to your imagination a Sea World show gone terribly wrong, then you probably won’t be interested in this blog. But, for anyone associated with the field of aviation,...
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Leading Technologies for the Oil and Gas Industry
Unpredictable weather, stringent government regulation, and dramatic changes in market conditions challenge the oil and gas industry. Whether upstream or downstream, on land or at sea, the most...
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Large-Size PTFE Seals Withstand Aggressive Media and High Temperatures
Seals made of the fluoropolymer PTFE are used where many other sealing materials (such as rubber elastomers, polyurethanes, fabric-reinforced elastomer seals, etc.) reach their limits in terms of...
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Thermal Gels or Gap Filler Pads? Top 6 Things You Should Know
Thermal interface materials are used to eliminate air gaps or voids from adjoining rough or un-even mating surfaces. Because the thermal interface material has a greater thermal conductivity than the...
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Challenges of Commercial Vehicle Electrification
In 1933, Kenworth Motor Truck Co. became the first American truck manufacturer to introduce the Cummins 4 cylinder, 100 hp, HA4 model diesel engine as standard equipment. By 1938 the first...
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Improving Efficiency of Diesel Truck and Bus Fleets
Clean energy consultancy Gladstein, Neandross and Associates, in its recent report on sustainable fleets¹, predicts another decade of diesel-powered heavy trucks leading long-haul. Diesel...
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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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Overcoming Challenges of Fully Autonomous Vehicles
As the automotive industry moves toward more automated, connected vehicles, engineers are challenged to identify technologies that can process and transfer large volumes of data in real-time...
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