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Troubleshooting automotive air conditioning
Monday, May 11, 2020

There are two basic types of automotive air conditioning systems: one uses an expansion valve to remove pressure from the liquid refrigerant while the other uses an orifice tube. ..

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Extend seal life in high temperature applications
Monday, April 27, 2020

Industry standard thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) are generally chosen for hydraulic equipment used in high pressure sealing applications. But, when these seals are exposed to very high temperatures, they can warp or even melt, resulting in sealing system and equipment failure, which costs time and money. ..

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Improve pneumatic system safety
Monday, April 13, 2020

Mitigating potential damage to products and safety risks to personnel posed by unexpected power failures in automated manufacturing applications is an essential part of overall system design. When any interruption in operation occurs, the equipment needs to meet safety standards to prevent dangerous situations from occurring. ..

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Abrasion resistance solutions for hydraulic hoses
Monday, March 30, 2020

The majority of hydraulic hose failures occur due to regular abrasion, which can be prevented, ultimately reducing equipment failure and safeguarding workers. Specialised hose shields prolong the life of a hose and are necessary to prevent abrasion damage in hose assemblies.  ..

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Loosen rusted parts easily
Monday, March 16, 2020

Metal parts and equipment that have been exposed to the elements over time often become rusted and frozen. The rust and other deposits build up with age, misuse or neglect. These stuck parts make what should be a routine repair or replacement job a nightmare. A wrench could work on its own, or, if that doesn’t work, you could try a drill, hammer or chisel – but this all takes time and effort. In addition, all this struggling can end up in broken part, equipment or injury. ..

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Oil change in 30 minutes or less
Monday, March 09, 2020

An oil change need not be headache or require a lot of time, money or a wide range of equipment to use on the different machinery. Simplify the process and do away the usual frustrations of oil spills and potential injuries by utilising Parker’s QuickFit System.  ..

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A Move Towards Eco-Friendly Bearings
Monday, February 17, 2020

In the past few decades, there has been a global shift towards greener, more eco-friendly business models. The growing amount of scientific evidence proves that industrialised nations are having a negative impact on the future health of our planet. This has put a fair amount of pressure on industrial companies to find cleaner solutions for their production methods.  ..

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Clamping Down On Counterfeit Bearings
Monday, February 03, 2020

As we’ve discussed before, fake or counterfeit products are an enormous problem in almost every market and unfortunately this issue extends far into the industrial market, particularly with bearings. Evidence proves that, despite various attempts to educate customers, counterfeit bearings continue to flood the market. This is a major concern. Fake products cause a potential safety risk for applications that rely on good quality manufacturing and materials to function correctly.  ..

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Roller Chains: Keeping Your Machines In Motion
Monday, October 14, 2019

Roller chains, also known as bush rollers, offer a simple and efficient solution for transmitting power as well as coupling a motor to its load. They are used in many types of common machines, from the more domestic such as cars, motorcycles and bicycles, to large industrial and agricultural applications such as printing presses and conveyers.  ..

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Understanding Elastomeric Couplings
Monday, October 07, 2019

A coupling is a mechanical device that is used to connect two rotating shafts together, allowing them to transmit power. Elastomeric couplings, which fall under the category of flexible (non-metallic) couplings, are designed to not only transmit torque, but to accommodate for varying degrees of misalignment (up to 3 degrees) between the shafts as well.  ..

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