Sealing and Shielding
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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Changing the Environmental Impact of Electric Car Batteries
The popularity of electric and zero-emissions vehicles is growing substantially, although their share of the overall automobile market remains relatively small.  Automobile manufacturers are spending...
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BRE Compounds Bridge Gap Providing Improved Properties Over FKM & Aflas®
Fluids play a critical role in sustaining life. Keeping animals and humans hydrated and helping plants grow are obvious ways. Less obvious ways include moving cargo around the world and...
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EMI Shielding Honeycomb Air Vent Panel Design Features
Honeycomb air vent panels are used to help cool electronics with airflow and while maintaining electromagnetic interference (EM) shielding. Recently, our team of experts held a webinar on...
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Vehicle Connectivity Drives Demand for EMI Shielding with High IP Rating
The growing connected vehicle and electric car markets are currently driving up demand for IP-rated (Ingress Protection rating) and EMI protection. Even standard road vehicle electronics need to be...
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How a Self-Retaining Static Seal Efficiently Seals Bores in Non-Pressurized Applications
What can be done if a bore requires radial sealing but lack of a lead-in chamfer prevents the installation of a seal? A situation like this occurs for instance when an existing bore should be closed...
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Thermal Interface Materials for Challenging Private Spaceflight Applications
The advent of new and advanced technology has revolutionized the space industry, ushering in a new era of innovation and change brought by private space companies.  Parker Chomerics was recently...
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How Tailored Single-Use Fluid Management Systems Benefit Biopharma Manufacturers
As well as pharmaceutical production based on complex organic molecules, manufacturing of advanced biologic drugs and vaccines must ensure that in-process contamination risks are mitigated...
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Selecting a Thermal Gel or Thermal Gap Pad – Your Questions Answered (Part II)
This is the second part in a two-part blog post series answering the questions you asked during the webinar Selecting a Thermal Gel or Thermal Gap Pad now, available on-demand. Missed part 1? View it...
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Selecting a Thermal Gel or Thermal Gap Pad – Your Questions Answered (Part I)
This is the first part in a two-part blog post series answering the questions you asked during the webinar Selecting a Thermal Gel or Thermal Gap Pad now, available on-demand. The objective of thermal...
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10 Reasons to Replace Metal Case Rotary Seals with Clipper® Oil Seals
Clipper® Oil Seals are one of the Parker Engineered Polymer Systems (EPS) Division's most widely used rotary seal products. They are an effective solution – especially when used as direct...
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Need Better Flow Rate Control? Look to THERM-A-GAP GEL 37
The demand for dispensing thermal interface material (TIM) has increased exponentially because dispensables offer engineers flexibility in the designs and patterns that can be applied to electronics...
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Sealing at Extreme Low Temperatures
Heavy duty equipment moves industry forward in all climates, from the sunny Caribbean to icy Greenland. Effective, reliable sealing is what allows hydraulic systems in heavy duty equipment to do work,...
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How to Properly Choose Commercially Available O-Ring Cross Sections
There are 400+ standard O-ring sizes, so which is the right one for an application? Or maybe you are wondering if one O-ring thickness is better than another. This question is posed to us several...
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How to Select Seal Materials for Medical Ventilators
In the rush to massively increase the number of ventilators available to treat patients with severe cases of Covid-19, using the correct seal materials for those ventilators should never take a back...
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Thermal Conductivity Measurement Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Over the years, we've taken many questions from customers just like you about the measurement and testing of our thermal interface materials. How are they used? How are measurements determined? What's...
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