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Looking for Parker Support? Check out These Tips and Tricks for Navigating Our Online Resource Center

Whether you’re an OEM searching for documentation on a specific application, an engineer researching a component for a build, or you’re looking for a “how-to” video or demonstration of our products,...
On December 3, 2019

Frequently Asked Questions About Seal-Lok for CNG Fittings

Seal-Lok for CNG Fittings and Adapters provide reliable natural gas fuel conveyance in CNG applications with an O-ring face seal design that incorporates an elastomeric seal compound made of...
On December 2, 2019

HVACR Tech Tip: How to Correctly Size Solenoid Valves

To obtain reliable performance with solenoid valves on refrigeration or air conditioning systems, it demands careful consideration of application requirements during the selection process. Parker...
On November 20, 2019

Four Key Factors to Consider When Selecting Instrumentation Tubing

When designing a leak-free instrumentation system, one of the first steps to ensuring safety and reliability is to select the right tubing for the intended application. No system integrity is complete...
On November 19, 2019

Ten Frequently Asked Questions You Should Know About PTOs

A Power Take-Off, or PTO, gives a truck versatility beyond its usual function of providing transportation for materials. It directs power to the auxiliary equipment to perform work at the site and/or...
On November 19, 2019

How to Streamline Inventory Management Through Digital Asset Tracking

As a packaging OEM, it's likely you're under intense pressure to provide the best level of service to your end customers as possible, from entire processing lines to the smallest of critical parts. At...
On November 14, 2019

How to Read a Rubber Test Report: The 4 Most Common Misunderstandings

We've all done it at least once: looked at a report, read the numbers on it, and come up with exactly the wrong conclusion. Pass/fail limits and results are printed right there, but for some reason,...
On November 13, 2019

How to Specify a Power Take-Off (PTO)

It is very important to have specific information to select the proper Power Take-Off (PTO) to match the transmission on a vehicle. A PTO is not transferable from one vehicle application to another...
On November 4, 2019

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...
On October 25, 2019

What’s All the Noise About with My Power Take-Off (PTO)?

The last thing one wants to worry about is a loud noise coming from their truck and not knowing why it is happening or where it is coming from. Without proper maintenance and potential...
On October 25, 2019

How Digital Assets Advance Inventory Management and Customer Retention

You've heard about digital asset tracking, and its ability to serialize parts for OEMs when they order them. But what about the longer-term benefits of these digital asset management programs? How can...
On October 23, 2019

5 Design Considerations for EMI and Weather Sealing Combination Gaskets

Combination electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding and weather gaskets, more commonly known as EMI shielded combo strip gaskets, are an excellent choice for a variety of applications that...
On October 22, 2019

Dust is More Damaging Than You Think

Equipment in the field, including mining and construction, is subject to any number of conditions, from pouring rain to damaging winds, but dust is one factor that could be more damaging than...
On October 18, 2019

HVACR Tech Tip: Protect Your System During Maintenance With These Steps

Simple maintenance steps for system reliability There are simple steps that an HVACR technician can take during their routine spring and fall inspections or at any time when onsite to...
On October 15, 2019

New Hydraulic System on Sugarcane Harvester Exceeds Performance Goals

Over the past few years, market demand has increased for mobile equipment that is powerful and more efficient. In response to this trend, an OEM of sugarcane harvesters began a redesign of...
On October 9, 2019

16 Essential Guidelines for Safe and Proper Power Take-Off Mounting

Incorrect installation of a Power Take-Off (PTO) may cause the PTO and/or the gearbox to break and damage other parts as well as cause death, personal injury and property damage. Therefore, PTOs...
On October 8, 2019

HVACR Tech Tip: Protect your System During Install With These Steps

In today’s world where time is precious, doing the job right the first time is critical. Your customers want reliability and appreciate the attention to detail that will ensure their system provides...
On October 2, 2019

Five Ways QuickFit™ Oil Change System Can Increase Your Equipment ROI

It’s time for a scheduled oil change—a routine maintenance procedure critical to the operation and life expectancy of your company’s machinery and vehicles. A little downtime and a few hours of work,...
On September 25, 2019

Flow Force is Essential for Proper Cartridge Valve Function

Often times hydraulic components can begin to act differently or unpredictably when the conditions of the hydraulic system change from the expected. In some cases, when the hydraulic flow is...
On September 25, 2019

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...
On September 12, 2019