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Rob Shelton

I have been helping customers find solutions for their hydraulic and pneumatic challenges for over 30 years. I love coming up with innovative ways to keep customers’ equipment and plants running, saving them money & time, and learning a whole lot about their business along the way.

Supply Chain Challenges Force More Parker Product Changes

Tue, Dec 27, 2022 @ 10:53 AM / by Rob Shelton posted in product update, news



The supply chain is forcing manufacturers to look for alternative materials to use in production, and in some cases rationalization of their product lines. Recently, Parker's Fluid Connector Group announced several changes to its product line. 

Alternative Jacket Material for HLB03 

Parker's Parflex Division has approved an alternate polyurethane jacket material for the HLB03 hose to help with supply chain delays. The new resin is the same in form, fit, and function and will be introduced in the second quarter of 2023.

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Thermal Management for Mining Equipment - Free Webinar

Tue, Mar 08, 2022 @ 12:25 PM / by Rob Shelton posted in news


Most people associate the term "thermal management" with heat dissipation in electronic applications, but the concept is not limited to electronics. 

By definition, thermal management (also referred to as temperature control or temperature management) is the use of various temperature monitoring devices, insulation, and cooling methods, to control the overall temperature of components or environments. 

When it comes to heavy equipment, thermal management optimizes heating and cooling systems to improve efficiency and reduce costs. The benefits include decreased

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