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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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Parker's Parflex Division is Consolidating Fittings

Posted on Thu, Sep 29, 2016 @ 11:15 AM

Using Parker Parflex hoses? Read this!

Changes are scheduled for January 2017.

In March 2014, Parflex launched their global 56 series (read our earlier blog on that) which became the preferred fitting used on the majority of Parker Parflex hoses. Parflex still offers fitting series 55, 58, 58H and 57 series, but that is about to change, along with hose consolidation affecting about a dozen Parflex hose series.

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Sanitized Treatment Helping Control Microbial Growth in Food & Beverage Applications

Posted on Thu, Aug 04, 2016 @ 12:13 PM

This tubing is specially formulated with Sanitized® to resist degradation from mildew, algae, fungi and biofilm that can accumulate on the inside or outside of tubing in filling and processing applications.
For use in water systems and food, beverage & other applications where microbial growth can cause problems.
Use with Parker antimicrobial filters to create a complete system.

In water systems, food and beverage, and other applications for transporting media that must remain potable or food-safe, microbes are a constant concern. Algae, mildew and fungi can accumulate inside or outside of tubing due to moisture while they are in use. This accumulation can not only create impurities in the transported substances, but it also leads to premature equipment degradation, which can raise maintenance costs and cause costly break-downs in the production line. Parker has a solution to both problems with their EA Series of tubing.

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Tags: maintenance, product update

Brewery Hose and Washdown Hose

Posted on Thu, Jun 30, 2016 @ 03:35 PM

Brewery Hose

With the recent explosion in demand for craft beer has come an equal explosion in demand for the equipment that helps produce it. Parker is doing its part in the craft beer revolution by providing the SS200 Series Brewers Discharge Hose.

 

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Parker’s Parflex Division Announces Material Changes Involving Three Products

Posted on Thu, Mar 10, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

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Parker Upping the Ante on Tube Fitting & Adapter Corrosion Resistance

Posted on Tue, Jan 05, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

The truth is that if you are using equipment in the elements, corrosion is inevitable. The question is not if, but when you will have to change the rusted parts. The trick is to find the fittings and adapters that will last as long as possible.

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Prevent Equipment Failures with Parker SensoNODE™ Wireless Sensors

Posted on Wed, May 06, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

It’s one of any company’s worst nightmares. A key component of your equipment has failed and production has halted. You determine that the part failed due to overheating or an unforeseen spike in pressure. Whatever the reason, your company loses revenue for as long as the downtime continues – not to mention the inevitable cost of repairs.

Many scenarios like this one can be prevented with the right monitoring equipment. The ability to take frequent readings of pressure, temperature and humidity can make all the difference when it comes to keeping your equipment running at top performance. Parker’s SensoNODE advanced monitoring system provides immediate access to accurate readings of your most vital equipment’s condition, allowing you to identify any potentially damaging changes before a failure occurs.
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Parker 5CNG Hose on Display at ACTEXPO 2015

Posted on Fri, May 01, 2015 @ 10:36 AM

Parker’s 5CNG Compressed Natural Gas Hose will be on display at ACTEXPO 2015 in Dallas, Texas, May 5-8, in Parker booth number 537.

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Replacement Options for Parker FC701 & FC702 Flow Controls

Posted on Tue, Jul 08, 2014 @ 09:56 AM

Parker’s Fluid System Connectors Division (FSC) is implementing a conversion of FC701 and FC702 flow controls in fractional sizes. Replacement options for FC701 are Parker/Legris FCM 731, FCC731, and FC705. The replacement option for FC702 is FC708.

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