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More Parker 43-Series Crimp Fittings Converting from Braze to Monoblok™

Fri, Aug 13, 2021 @ 07:41 AM / by Marek Bobik

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SOURCE: Parker Hose Division, August 11, 2021

Parker Hose Division announced that another batch of the 43-series 90˚ elbow fittings is joining a growing list of their Monoblok™ parts. Monoblok parts are machined from a single piece of metal instead of brazing parts together.
Machining fittings as a complete part eliminates the potential for leak paths and decreases the overall dimension, making hose assemblies a little easier to route through tight spots.

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Lesser-Known Facts About Parker Gold Cup Heavy-Duty Hydrostatic Piston Pumps and Motors

Tue, Aug 10, 2021 @ 02:27 PM / by Marek Bobik posted in maintenance, product update

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Source: Parker Hannifin Hydraulics Team

You know Gold Cup Heavy-Duty Pumps and Motors as a gold standard in the industry for technical excellence in hydrostatic transmission applications in marine, drilling, and shredding applications, among others.

You probably also know that the tried-and-true design incorporates features such as, integral servo and replenishing pump, a hot oil shuttle, and a unique servo control system; all of which combine to provide a rugged self-contained package that can withstand the harshest of conditions and continue to perform with trouble-free long life.

But here are six lesser-known features and benefits of Gold Cup's, heavy-duty hydrostatic piston pumps and motors:

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Parker Transair Wall Brackets - Coating Change

Thu, Aug 05, 2021 @ 06:45 AM / by Marek Bobik

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Parker announced this week to their distributor network, that it will be updating the coating of Transair wall brackets, wall brackets with ball valves, and valves. The coating will change to cataphoresis coating instead of the black zinc used on the current parts. The cataphoresis coating will improve corrosion resistance.

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The Differences Between AN and JIC 37° Flare Fittings

Tue, Aug 03, 2021 @ 11:27 AM / by Marek Bobik posted in technical

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Author: Burleigh Bailey, senior project engineer, Parker Tube Fittings Division

Over the years, we have received quite a few inquiries regarding "AN" fittings. AN (Air Force - Navy Aeronautical Standard) and AND (Air Force - Navy Aeronautical Design Standard) are standards used by the U.S. Military in aviation applications. AN fittings are manufactured to meet the above standards. These fittings include the 37° flare, flareless, hose connections, "banjo" type fittings, specialized flange fittings, pipe fittings, and other types of connections. There are many frequently asked questions about AN 37° flare fittings and how they relate to their industrial 37° flare counterpart, the SAE/ISO 37° flare fittings, so I thought I would share the background and differences between these fittings.
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Parker Temporarily Changes GlobalCore Hose Layline

Tue, Jul 27, 2021 @ 07:21 AM / by Marek Bobik posted in product update

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Parker's Hose Products Division announced the use of an alternate layline. The supply chain challenges have forced the change, so it is temporary, but Parker warns that it could remain intermittent as supply chain challenges persist with their original branding material.

The alternate branding is an inkjet label, identical to the current branding method for the Push-Lok 801 hose. The temporary layline lacks the color branding, but it contains all the same information as the original design.

The change will impact the 302, 387, 387TC, and 487 series hoses.

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MFCP Acquires Controlled Motion Solutions, Inc. (COMOSO)

Mon, Dec 07, 2020 @ 05:29 PM / by Marek Bobik posted in news

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Press Release
For Immediate Release
December 7, 2020

MFCP - Motion & Flow Control Products, Inc., a leading Parker Hannifin distributor of fluid connectors, fluid power equipment, instrumentation products, and seals, expanded its geographic reach and capabilities in the Southwestern U.S. by acquiring Controlled Motion Solutions, Inc. (COMOSO).

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Use Parker Tracking System Tags to Help Your Social Distancing

Tue, Mar 17, 2020 @ 12:02 PM / by Marek Bobik posted in news, safety

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We wrote about the advantages of the Parker Tracking System (PTS) back in August of 2013. One of the great benefits we talk about is the ability to order a replacement hose assembly without the need to leave your shop. Today, with mandates for social distancing, the ability to order parts without physical interaction with other people is critical.

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Quicker, Cleaner, Safer Oil Change for Heavy Equipment, Truck & Bus Fleets

Mon, Oct 14, 2019 @ 11:30 AM / by Marek Bobik posted in maintenance, technical, safety

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Parker’s QuickFitTM System facilitates a quicker, cleaner and safer oil change process for truck, bus, construction equipment, logging equipment and other heavy equipment engines.

Watch a 2-minute QuickFitTM video to see it work.

Do you wonder what parts you need to install QuickFitTM on your equipment?

Request Bill of Materials

 

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OSHA Is Considering Changes to their Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard, Seeks Input

Wed, Aug 14, 2019 @ 03:09 PM / by Marek Bobik posted in news, safety

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OSHA Requests Input on Proposed Changes to the Silica Standard

OSHA sent a Trade Release out on August 14, 2019, announcing that they are seeking input from industries affected by their Crystalline Silica regulations. Construction companies, rock cories and any other businesses engaged in jackhammering, cutting or braking rock, concrete, masonry and other materials containing crystalline silica are obligated to employ measures to prevent their workers from inhaling the crystalline silica dust. If you are affected by the regulation, this is your chance to have input.

Comments must be submitted by October 14, 2019. Comments and materials may be submitted electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal, or by facsimile or mail. See the Federal Register notice for submission details.

You may also like to read our earlier blog about OSHA regulation, enforcement and penalties, Save Your Workers' Lungs & OSHA's Staggering Penalties for Violations of Crystalline Silica Rules.

The (corrected) OSHA trade release is provided below:

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Comparison of Alternative Actuating Systems: Electromechanical vs. Hydraulic vs. Hybrid

Sun, Jun 30, 2019 @ 11:37 PM / by Marek Bobik posted in maintenance, product update, news

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Electromechanical (EM) actuating systems have been increasing in popularity for some time. They have replaced pneumatic and hydraulic systems in many light-duty applications. Today,another option (such as the Parker HAS 500) is available: a hybrid of EM and hydraulic actuation systems, which combines the best of both worlds.

Below we will compare EM and hydraulic systems and take a quick look at the new hybrid system.

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