Sealing and Shielding

Two Common Methods of Electric Vehicle Battery Covers: Weigh the Pros and Cons

Electric vehicle battery covers pose unique sealing challenges in the automotive industry. The significant size of the sealing perimeter, the materials and size of the seal mating hardware, and the...
On May 9, 2019

Innovative Dissolvable and Degradable Materials Optimize Oil and Gas Extraction

Dissolvable and degradable materials are used in oil and gas operations to create high pressures in hydraulically fractured wells, while also minimizing well intervention keeping wells flowing and...
On April 30, 2019

Reduce Maintenance Costs When Sealing Dry Running Equipment

My grandpa used to have a rusty, old air compressor in his shop. As a child, when my siblings and I would visit him, he’d use it to power air wrenches, grinders, and inflate flat soccer balls for...
On April 25, 2019

How to Reduce Galvanic Corrosion Using Conductive Filler Systems

Galvanic corrosion (also known as bimetallic corrosion or dissimilar metal corrosion) is the breakdown of metallic surfaces as a result of the difference in electrical potential of adjacent metals and...
On April 24, 2019

EMI Shielding Gaskets: Spliced Gaskets vs. Molded Gaskets

EMI shielding gaskets such as conductive elastomer gaskets come in many different materials and almost a limitless number of shapes and sizes. They are most commonly made of a base material...
On April 18, 2019

When the Heat is Turned up on Your Polyurethane Seals, Consider Resilon® 4350

Have you had problems with your polyurethane seals degrading, especially when exposed to higher heat creating the need to replace your seals more often than you would like? As you probably know, seal...
On April 16, 2019

Parker's Low Temp FFKM Provides Critical Oil & Gas Sealing Solutions

Technology advancements and new to world discoveries are constantly creating a new series of challenges for seal materials in the Oil and Gas industry. In today’s environments, seals are being...
On April 3, 2019

Electromagnetic Compatibility in Next Gen Autonomous Vehicles

For more than 100 years, the car has simply been used as a device for transporting a driver and passengers from point A to point B at speed with minimum effort.   With the introduction of Advanced...
On March 19, 2019

Honeycomb Air Ventilation Panels – The Polarity Principle

Honeycomb air ventilation panels are used in applications where superior electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding must be incorporated with heat dissipation in the form of airflow. Every vent...
On March 14, 2019

EMI Shielding Technology Applications in Defense Systems

As the defense industry continues to push the boundaries on advanced electronic systems and state-of-the-art communication devices, the requirements governing these programs must follow suit. Among...
On February 28, 2019

Top 10 Most Popular O-Ring and Lathe Cut Blog Posts of All Time

From the Parker O-Ring Handbook and Material Offering Guide to finite element analysis and blogs, our engineering experts run the gamut of all sealing solutions. So it's no surprise that the top blogs...
On February 27, 2019

Surface Preparation for Painting Conductive Coatings

Did you know that up to 80% of conductive coating failures can be directly attributed to inadequate surface preparation? Not properly preparing your surfaces for spraying or adherence is...
On February 14, 2019

The Four Best Thermal Interface Materials For Cooling Electronics

The world of thermal interface materials continues to evolve as the cooling requirements for applications in the automotive, consumer, medical and aerospace markets continue to demand lower prices...
On February 7, 2019

What Are Electromagnetic Interference and Electromagnetic Compatibility Measurements, and Why Do We Care?

Fundamental design checkpoints of new products generally focus on the designs of mechanical, electrical and software systems. On the whole, EMI/EMC design falls by the wayside for many...
On January 31, 2019

Sealing Solutions for Drinking Water and Service Water Systems

Wherever drinking water is obtained from any of its sources, pumped and processed, materials with low extraction levels and without any harmful ingredients are required.  Sealing compounds for use in...
On January 29, 2019

How to Identify Quality Thermal Gap Fillers in Four Steps

There are a variety of thermal pads and gap fillers to choose from -- so many choices that it can become so overwhelming. How can you decide what's best for your application? And how does quality...
On January 24, 2019

Thermal Capabilities & Polyurethane Seal Materials: What Do Temperature Ratings Mean?

Polyurethanes have been around for decades as a seal material for high pressure reciprocating mobile hydraulic applications. Original equipment manufacturers select it as their “go to” seal...
On January 22, 2019

Top 9 Parker Blogs of 2018

2018 marked Parker's strongest year of financial performance in the company's history (view Annual Report in "Related Posts" at the end of the blog). Our focus on solving some of the world’s...
On January 15, 2019

EMI Testing for Medical Devices – What You Need to Know

Not long ago in hospitals and other critical care facilities, you were greeted with a large, ominous warning sign the moment you walked through the entrance doors to refrain from cell phone use due to...
On January 15, 2019

CAD Library for Seals Makes Work Easier for Design Engineers

You are working on a new design and want to incorporate the sealing system directly – in 3D including a design space proposal? In Parker Prädifa´s CAD library, 3D step files are available for you to...
On January 11, 2019