Sealing Shielding
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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Meeting NASA Low Outgassing Requirements in EMI Shielding Applications
Design factors for satellite, high altitude, and space-based applications vary dramatically from those of land or ship-based programs. These factors include: low payload capacity, low operating...
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Chomerics Earns GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award for 3rd Year
We’re thrilled to announce the Chomerics Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has been awarded the prestigious 2019 GM Global Supplier Quality...
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How Much Do You Know About Compressive Stress Relaxation? CSR Part 3
Parts 1 and 2 of this series discussed the theory behind CSR testing and what to look for in a CSR result curve.  This 3rd and final section will focus on how to use CSR data and apply it to real...
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What You Should Know About Electrically Conductive Elastomers
Electrically conductive elastomers are elastomeric polymers filled with metal particles. They can be grouped by filler type and elastomer type. Then within each of these classes, there are standard...
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How Much Do You Know About Compressive Stress Relaxation? CSR Part 2
In Part 1 of this series, the theory behind Compressive Stress Relaxation (CSR) testing was discussed, as well as a brief discussion of the fixtures used to measure it. In Part 2, we will explore what...
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How Much Do You Know About Compressive Stress Relaxation? CSR Part 1
Compressive Stress Relaxation (CSR) is a means of estimating the service life of a rubber seal over an extended period of time. As such, it can be thought of as the big brother of compression set...
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Reduce Downtime and Costly Seal Replacements: Seal Failure Diagnosis Part 2
As mentioned in part one of our seal failure blog series, O-ring and seal failures are often due to a combination of failure modes, making root cause difficult to uncover. It's important to gather...
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6 Tips When Selecting an Electrically Conductive Adhesive
There are many ways to improve the electrical continuity of electronic enclosures and the resultant EMC performance using a variety of electrically conductive gaskets and mechanical fasteners.  Such...
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Installation of Linear Fluid Power Seals
  So, you’ve unboxed the shiny new Parker seals you ordered – now what?  Installing seals for the first time can be challenging without the right know-how and tools. In this article we’ll discuss best...
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Reduce Downtime and Costly Seal Replacements: Seal Failure Diagnosis Part 1
There are many situations where an O-Ring may not last as long as one thinks that it should. When the expectation is realistic and yet the seal fails earlier than expected, the...
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