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New: Parker's EO-3® Flareless Fitting Visually Confirms Completed Tube Assembly

Posted on Thu, Sep 28, 2017 @ 11:33 AM

Factors like fluctuating or inexperienced personnel, shortage of skilled workers and increasingly difficult installation conditions can lead to tube assemblies being incorrectly installed. The results are leaks, costly downtime and inefficiency, as well as increased safety risks. Driven by the customer desire for simplified fitting technology, Parker developed the innovativeEO-3® flareless fitting system. Utilizing a special tapered thread and visual status recognition, it speeds tube assembly and improves assembly accuracy.

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New OSHA Regulations Regarding Occupational Exposure to RCS

Posted on Mon, Aug 28, 2017 @ 03:58 PM

The U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has created a new standard to address the problem of crystalline silica dust control associated with pneumatic jackhammer and breaker operation in the construction industry. The mandated compliance date of the new silica rule has been postponed to September 23, 2017.

In reaction to this new rule, Parker has developed the 7084 Series Twinhammer™, an air-water jackhammer hose which helps companies comply with OSHA's crystalline silica dust control guidelines. Unlike other silica dust suppression systems, Twinhammer™ assemblies are constructed as a unitized, low-maintenance solution that can be easily integrated into construction applications affected by this rule.

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Parker P1D Cylinders Improve Pneumatic System Safety [During Power Outage]

Posted on Tue, Jul 11, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

In many automated manufacturing applications, assessing potential safety risks posed by unexpected power failure is an essential part of overall system design. You need to take appropriate measures in order to reduce the risk of injury to machinery operators and other personnel, and prevent damage to the products being assembled. In the case of any kind of unexpected interruption in operation, the equipment must meet safety standards that prevent unsafe situations from occurring.

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Parker 301LT & 772LT Hoses Discontinued [Use 472LT & 772LT Instead]

Posted on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 @ 02:05 PM

The Parker Hose Products Division announced yesterday that it will discontinue production of its 301LT and 772LT low temperature hoses.


301LT Low Temperature Hose


722LT Low Temperature Hose

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Parker is Upgrading Seven Hoses to Meet MSHA IC-40/41

Posted on Thu, May 18, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

Parker Fluid Connector Group has announced a running change to the rubber cover compound of the following Parker hoses:

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NEW: Seals for High Temperature Applications

Posted on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 @ 10:56 AM

If your hydraulic equipment is exposed to spikes of high temperatures, industry standard thermoplastic polyurethanes, or TPUs, may fail you.

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Parker 77 Series Crimp Fittings Now Available in Stainless Steel & Dimensional Change in Elbow Configurations

Posted on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 @ 12:35 PM

In a previous blog, we wrote about the GlobalCore series of hose from Parker, which can streamline your hose and fittings inventory and provides a high-quality, robust standard for hydraulic hose in the most common pressure ranges. GlobalCore series hoses use the 77 series fittings from sizes -8 through -32, which are available in a wide variety of styles and configurations, but had previously only been manufactured in carbon steel. Parker is excited to announce the introduction of stainless steel 77 series fittings, the ideal choice for highly caustic or corrosive applications and environments.

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Converting Parker Legacy 2H/3H Hydraulic Cylinders to Gen II Cylinders

Posted on Tue, Feb 21, 2017 @ 10:50 PM

Last year, Parker introduced the Gen II style hydraulic cylinders, which replace the legacy 2H and 3H series. This change brought many improvements to the cylinders' delivery times and longevity. So how do you convert your old part numbers to the Gen II cylinder part numbers? The short answer is that Parker already did the work for you - for the most part.

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Reducing Compressed Air Consumption in Blow Applications

Posted on Tue, Jan 24, 2017 @ 11:28 AM

Anyone running a pneumatic system knows that producing compressed air requires a lot of energy. In a typical pneumatic plant, 20 percent or more of the plant’s energy is consumed by an air compressor. As quoted in this MRO article, “Based on energy audits conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy, more than 95 percent of compressed air systems present opportunities for saving energy."

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How to Easily Connect to a Digital Plant

Posted on Thu, Nov 03, 2016 @ 10:45 AM

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Tags: maintenance