Parker Hannifin, as part of its global focus on factory automation, has added smart connectivity of its pneumatic valve islands to machine controllers by introducing new IO-Link modules that can be quickly integrated with existing Parker valve ranges. Ethernet based protocol independent and vendor neutral, this new module offers plug-and-play valve compatibility for customers currently […]
This week, I had the good fortune to attend the Chainless Challenge, one of the most creative design competitions you’re likely to find. A decade ago, some Parker Hannifin engineers came up with the idea of challenging college engineering students to design a hydraulic bicycle. Basically, students have to strip the chain drive off a […]
With $25,000 in prizes and several categories of awards, there was not one team that did not take home some sort of honor during Parker Hannifin’s Chainless Challenge earlier this month at the Great Park (the old El Toro Marine base) in California. The year-long event challenges engineering students across the country to design and […]
I always get energized when I see students and future engineers working on a hands-on project that uses fluid power. So I was even more energized this afternoon (and a little sunburned, too), as I watched nine teams compete in Parker Hannifin’s Chainless Challenge event at the Great Park (the old El Toro Marine base) […]
When I attended my first IFPE back in 2011, I really had no idea what to expect. But three years makes a big difference and I came in excited and ready to go. And after several successful meetings and booth tours, I think it’s safe to say that the theme from many of the manufacturers […]
Parker Hannifin, a global leader in motion and control technologies, will be displaying a variety of their products at their booth (#80440) in South Hall 3 at IFPE 2014 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nev., March 4-8. Composite cylinders and piston accumulators Lightraulics hydraulic cylinders, made from carbon fiber composites and high […]
The Hybrid Electric Business Unit of Parker Hannifin Corporation launched its new EHP (electro-hydraulic pump) System at the opening of MINExpo International in Las Vegas. The EHP System, which combines a high-efficiency permanent magnet AC (PMAC) motor/generator and high-performance mobile inverter with a Parker hydraulic motor, offers significant design and performance benefits for mining machinery […]
Parker Hannifin Corp. has announced that Bob Barker, EVP and Operating Officer and Group President, Aerospace, will retire after 39 years of service to the company.
Autocar has launched the E3 Advanced Series Hybrid cab/chassis. This commercial launch is the culmination of a rigorous testing and validation program, and follows the very successful implementation of a pre-production E3 fleet that is in service in the greater Miami area.
Parker Hannifin Corporation announced the company has successfully refinanced its syndicated credit facility at $1.5 billion over the next five years.