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Top Technology Innovations for the Transportation Industry

Top Technology Innovations for the Transportation Industry - Most Read Transportation Blogs of 2020 - ParkerAround the world, transportation companies are making significant investments in new technologies to stay ahead and find ways to improve productivity and profitability. Advances in emissions standards, electrification, smart/connected vehicles, and autonomous vehicles are influencing how design engineers develop solutions to meet customer needs. The following most read blogs showcase how our core technologies are providing breakthrough solutions for the rail, bus, heavy-duty truck and marine segments.

 

Power Shift Power Take-Off (PTO) Troubleshooting

By Hydraulics Team

Top Technology Innovations for the Transportation Industry - Power Shift Power Take-Off (PTO) Troubleshooting - Parker

Parker Chelsea’s Power Take-Off (PTO) is designed and built to meet the demands of the mobile equipment industry. The Chelsea PTO is intended to provide a long service life, both on-highway and off-highway. In order to maximize the life of Chelsea’s PTOs, it is important to have the PTO in proper use and constantly maintain the PTO as well. Continue reading.

 

 

 

What Are the Differences Between Pipe Threads and Straight Threads?

By Fluid and Gas Handling Team

Top Technology Innovations for the Transportation Industry - What Are the Differences Between Pipe Threads and Straight Threads? - ParkerHaving served the transportation industry for over 100 years, Parker understands the requirements for trucks and air brake system components. Traditionally, DOT-rated compression and push-to-connect fittings use American National Standard Taper Pipe Threads, referred to as NPTF pipe threads. NPTF or pipe fittings feature tapered threads providing the mechanical strength needed to hold the joint together, plus the metal-to-metal sealing formed when the tapered threads are tightened against tapered port threads. This thread type requires the use of a thread sealant to seal any spiral leak paths or voids that may remain between the tapered threads on the fitting and threads on the port. Continue reading.

 

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

By Hydraulics Team

Top Technology Innovations for the Transportation Industry - What’s All the Noise About with My Power Take-Off (PTO)? - ParkerThe 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 improper installation, the Power Take-Off (PTO) itself is subject to making noises that may sound like whining, clattering, clicking and grinding. It is important to note that the sounds one may hear of these noises may not be from the PTO itself but from somewhere else in the system. PTOs also sometimes accentuate vibrations caused by the diesel engine that have led companies to develop technologies to help mitigate and smooth out those expected vibrations. Continue reading.

 

Understanding Why There are So Many Options for Mounting a PTO

By Hydraulics Team

Top Technology Innovations for the Transportation Industry - Understanding Why There are So Many Options for Mounting a PTO - ParkerTransmissions commonly found in class 4 and larger vehicles may have provisions for the mounting of a Power Take-Off (PTO). Many popular transmissions have a PTO aperture on the side or bottom (such as an Eaton Fuller), while others may have top aperture opening (an example being an Allison RDS transmission). Many new transmissions also include provisions for Rear Mount PTOs. When PTO apertures are unavailable on the truck, or the torque requirement is too great for the transmission aperture, a builder may choose to utilize a split shaft PTO. A Split Shaft PTO is mounted independently of the transmission directly in-line with the vehicle’s main driveline. Identifying which solution to use is generally dependent on the available space around the PTO aperture, along with the PTO envelope space. Continue reading.

 

How to Specify a Power Take-Off (PTO)

By Hydraulics Team

Top Technology Innovations for the Transportation Industry - How to Specify a Power Take-Off (PTO) - ParkerIt 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, especially with different transmissions. PTOs are available in many sizes and provide various capabilities that are tailored to fit the specific context of the application. Continue reading

 

 

Choosing Air Brake Tube Fittings for Heavy-Duty Trucks and Trailers

By Fluid and Gas Handling Team

Top Technology Innovations for the Transportation Industry - Choosing Air Brake Tube Fittings for Heavy-Duty Trucks and Trailers - ParkerHeavy-duty vehicles, such as trucks and trailers, use air brake systems to assure safe and effective stopping. Air brake tube fittings are a virtually invisible component on these vehicles, but they are instrumental to the reliable operation of the air brake system. A typical truck requires between 60-100 air brake tube fittings, and these components can have a significant effect on brake system performance, cost and assembly line productivity. In this blog, we will explore the major types of DOT air brake fittings used by truck and trailer OEMs and how they compare on price, performance, ease of assembly and customization as well as new technology trends. Continue reading.

 

New Motor and Generator Solution Supports Cleaner Vehicles of the Future

By Electromechanical Team

Top Technology Innovations for the Transportation Industry - New Motor and Generator Solution Supports Cleaner Vehicles of the Future - ParkerElectrification remains one of the primary trends in the automotive sector, as vehicle makers push hard to introduce cleaner technologies that result in lower emissions. According to a recent report from global professional services company PwC, over 55% of all new car sales could be fully electrified by 2030. Cars of the future will be electrified, autonomous, shared, connected, and yearly updated, it says, in what represents a new era of flexible mobility. Continue reading.

 

New Optical-Based System Will Transform Aircraft Fuel Measurement

By Aerospace Team

Top Technology Innovations for the Transportation Industry - New Motor and Generator Solution Supports Cleaner Vehicles of the Future - ParkerModern aviation owes much of its success to gas turbine engines that convert fuel into massive thrust, enabling large passenger aircraft to travel long distances at high speeds. Jet engines, however, require large fuel loads, most of which is carried in fuel tanks that span both of an aircraft’s main wings. The Airbus A380, for example, has a maximum fuel capacity of over 85,000 gallons. To ensure the safety of flight, the commanding pilot is required to accurately monitor and log fuel consumption rates to properly manage the plane’s weight and balance. Continue reading.

 

Meeting ISO 4406 Cleanliness Standards with Diesel and Biodiesel Fuel

By Filtration Team

Top Technology Innovations for the Transportation Industry - Top Technology Innovations for the Transportation Industry - New Motor and Generator Solution Supports Cleaner Vehicles of the Future - Parker - ParkerDiesel and Biodiesel fuels may leave a refinery clean, but fuel quality can vary at the time it is dispensed due to contamination accumulated during transport and storage. Operators and engine manufacturers report that the majority of engine issues are due to dirt and/or water in the fuel. This is especially challenging at remote sites such as mining sites, terminals, power generation, and retailers.

As diesel engines adopt more efficient High-Pressure Common Rail (HPCR) systems, demands for removal of abrasive particles smaller than 6 microns are rapidly becoming a standard. Clean diesel fuel plays a vital role in reducing maintenance and overall operating cost. Continue reading.

 

Clean Transportation: Hybridization and Electrification in the Marine Industry

By Fluid and Gas Handling Team

Top Technology Innovations for the Transportation Industry - Clean Transportation: Hybridization and Electrification in the Marine Industry - ParkerWhile this may look like any car ferry carrying people and vehicles in an estuary on the Norwegian coast, this 80-meter ship, called MV Ampere, was one of the world's first fully battery-powered ships. With the first fully powered electric maritime architecture, the vessel has virtually zero greenhouse gas emissions and quiet operation for clean transportation. Continue reading.

 

 

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