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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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Our Bay Area, California Stores are Operated by Skeleton Crews Through April 7th

Tue, Mar 17, 2020 @ 11:26 AM / by Marek Bobik posted in news, safety

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Our Bay Area, California stores (in San Leandro and Fremont) are open but only staffed with skeleton crew to comply with the shelter in place order at least through April 7, 2020. 

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Top 8 Reasons BVA Hydraulics are Awesome

Wed, Dec 04, 2019 @ 10:47 AM / by Marek Bobik posted in news, savings

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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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Hose Product Simplification - GlobalCore Replaces Legacy Hydraulic Hose Series

Tue, Jun 26, 2018 @ 12:00 PM / by Alicia Brimhall posted in product update, news

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Four years ago, Parker introduced the GlobalCore line of hose products – this globally available line has enabled large users of hydraulic hoses to greatly reduce their inventories and simplify product selection. GlobalCore family of hoses set a new industry benchmark for high performance hydraulic hoses suitable for most common hydraulic applications. GlobalCore consists of six series of hose that cover the most common working applications encountered in today's hydraulic systems:

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

Thu, Sep 28, 2017 @ 12:33 PM / by Elizabeth Burns posted in product update, news, technical

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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

Mon, Aug 28, 2017 @ 04:58 PM / by Elizabeth Burns posted in product update, news, safety

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

Wed, Jun 21, 2017 @ 03:05 PM / by Marek Bobik posted in product update, news

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

DISCONTINUED

301LT Low Temperature Hose

DISCONTINUED

722LT Low Temperature Hose

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

Thu, May 18, 2017 @ 12:00 PM / by Marek Bobik posted in product update, news

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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

Thu, Apr 27, 2017 @ 11:56 AM / by Alicia Brimhall posted in maintenance, news

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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

Tue, Mar 21, 2017 @ 01:35 PM / by Alicia Brimhall posted in product update, news

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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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Kyle Larson’s Outlaw Kart Showcase Returns to Cycleland Speedway

Fri, Aug 26, 2016 @ 08:25 AM / by Alicia Brimhall posted in news

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Presented by ParkerStore

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Hammer Union Hose Connections for the Oil, Gas and Cement Industry

Thu, Apr 21, 2016 @ 12:07 PM / by Marek Bobik posted in news

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Hammer Union Connections

  • Ideal for the oil and gas industry
  • One piece, segmented design
  • Strong industrial grade steel
  • Durable and resistant to hammer connection
  • 90° hammer union connection “HB”
  • 45° fatigue resistant hammer union connection “HE”
  • Wingnut is not captive on hose assembly
  • Easy removal of wingnut for replacement or rework

Hammer union connections require strong components to withstand the pounding required to make the connection. Parker uses 4340 industrial grade steel to give the fitting extra strength. This material has been field tested and specified by the leaders in the Cementing sector.

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Parker’s Parflex Division Announces Material Changes Involving Three Products

Thu, Mar 10, 2016 @ 12:00 PM / by Alicia Brimhall posted in product update, news

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Parker 5CNG Hose on Display at ACTEXPO 2015

Fri, May 01, 2015 @ 11:36 AM / by Alicia Brimhall posted in product update, news

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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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Parker Parflex 56 Series Fittings Replacing 55 and 58 Series Fittings

Mon, Apr 28, 2014 @ 08:13 AM / by Marek Bobik posted in product update, news

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If you are using Parker 55 series, 58 series or 58H series fittings, read this!

 

Parker Parflex’s new 56 series fittings are replacing the Parflex 55 series and Parflex 58 series fittings. 56 series fittings are now available in all sizes except, sizes -10,-12 and -16 (5/8”, 3/4” and 1-0”) bent tube fittings. Parker is expected to release those between May 1 and July 1, 2014.

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Motion & Flow Control Products, Inc. San Leandro ParkerStore is Moving in May 2014

Thu, Apr 03, 2014 @ 03:27 PM / by Marek Bobik posted in news

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To all of our loyal customers who over the years have come to our store on Teagarden Street in San Leandro, a big THANK YOU! We have outgrown our current space and need more room to get you taken care of quickly.

We are MOVING Motion & Flow Control Products, Inc. to a bigger space to better serve you!

That isn’t the only good news. The new location is on the corner of the building we currently reside in, which means there’s no need to learn new directions! Also, our remit-to address is NOT changing.

Advantages of the new San Leandro Motion & Flow Control Products, Inc. location:
  • Expanded square footage means more efficiency – more room to grow and ability to add staff.
  • The larger space also allows us to add more inventory and expand our product lines.
  • An in-house custom tube bending service will be added for quicker tube assembly turnaround.
  • A larger and more spacious counter to greet our very important customers!
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New! High Pressure Hose Assembly Blow Out Protection

Thu, Dec 12, 2013 @ 01:26 PM / by Marek Bobik posted in product update, news, safety

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Parker Partek Defense is a new hose sleeve which can help prevent injuries from a blown-out hose by containing, and then dissipating, the energy and media within the hose assembly.

 There are many ways that people get hurt around hydraulic equipment as a result of a hose blow-out.

Injuries include hot oil burns, slipping on oil spills, bruises, cuts and broken bones from hoses that whip around wildly. The frequency of these types of injuries can be greatly reduced by sound safety and maintenance policies, and by being smart about high-pressure hose routing.

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Uptime is Everything | Track Your Hose Assemblies - Save Time

Wed, Aug 14, 2013 @ 12:25 PM / by Marek Bobik posted in maintenance, news

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The Technology

The new Parker Tracking System (PTS) makes it fast and easy to replace hose assemblies previously purchased at any participating ParkerStore location.  The PTS is designed to help reduce downtime by increasing the speed, timing, and accuracy of replacing customers’ hose assemblies. This can provide critical machine uptime, and enable a more conveniently scheduled repair.
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Parker Pneumatic Product Changes | January 2013

Mon, Jan 28, 2013 @ 06:26 PM / by Marek Bobik posted in product update, news

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Parker Global Connect Pneumatic Fittings Line Replaced by PLP

Tue, Dec 11, 2012 @ 09:37 AM / by Marek Bobik posted in product update, news

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December 7, 2012

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Snap-tite Acquired by Parker

Fri, Dec 07, 2012 @ 11:58 AM / by Marek Bobik posted in product update, news

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Snap-tite: Parker's Newest Acquisition

Parker Hannifin has announced the acquisition of Snap-tite Incorporated. Snap-tite is a manufacturer of innovative high-pressure fluid power components for oil and gas, industrial and research markets.

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Parker HY Series - 2012 Change

Mon, Nov 19, 2012 @ 12:01 PM / by Marek Bobik posted in product update, news

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The dimensions of Parker HY Series fittings, produced after September 2012, have been changed. Parker Hose Products Division (HPD) is marking all boxes containing the new fittings with a blue label.  The alteration only occurs in straight configurations (sizes -6 and -8).

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