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  • Blog: Newest Brammo Race Bike...
    Friday - May 7th was an exciting day for both the Brammo Race Team and Parker Hannifin. It was the last day for performance validation and testing before the TTXGP Race ( part of the West Coast Moto Jam event) on Sunday, May 15 at Infineon Raceway - a high performance electric motorcycle race…

  • Blog: Frameless Motors...
    A frameless motor consists of a stator assembly and rotor assembly with permanent magnets. Hall effects may be offered as an option to provide feedback if an encoder is not selected for the application. The frameless motor does not include shaft, bearings, or endbells…

  • Blog: Circular Arguments...
    Linear and circular interpolation have been standard features in motion controllers for many years. As PLCs have incorporated more motion functionality, some higher end PLCs and Programmable Automation Controllers offer multi-axis interpolation. For many of these controllers, however, these features often require add-on hardware or firmware modules or special NC kernels…

  • Blog: Function Blocks: Program Once, Reuse Often...
    The heart of IEC61131-3 programming is the function block, the basic building blocks of a control system. A function block is programming unit, or chunk of code that represents a specialized control function containing an algorithm and data memory. Function blocks can and should be used over and over …

  • Blog: Gearhead Sealing...
    The International Protection Rating (IP Code) classifies the degree of protection a product has against the intrusion of foreign matter. The first numeral designates the degree of protection the product has with respect to the ingress of solid objects. The second numeral designates the degree of protection the product has with respect to the ingress of water…

  • Blog: Other controllers just follow...
    Recently a customer called our support team complaining about an alignment issue in their dual belt drive system. As the machine was in motion the second carriage would lag the first carriage ever so slightly, but would always catch up at the end of the move…

  • Blog: Xpress...Create ACR controller tags in seconds…
    Xpress.. more that just a brand nameThe main idea behind the Xpress brand is the desire to solve automation puzzles faster. Well designed products that are easy to use is the most basic implementation. Step two is getting multiple products to work well together and thus save the user time. To see this concept in action, give ACR-View 6.1 a try…

  • Blog: Factors Affecting Velocity and Current Ripple....
    For any motion control system operating in Velocity Control mode, any amount of deviation between the commanded steady-state velocity and the actual velocity at any given point in time is known as velocity ripple…

  • Parker IPS. New pricing and a new catalog....
    In addition to a better and bigger than ever new catalog featuring "Made in the USA" structural aluminum products for machine building, safety guarding and workstations, Parker has also slashed prices on those same standard products and our service pricing as well. Come and check out our new structural aluminum framing products and prices...you'll be glad you did!

  • Parker gets you Mobile....
    Parker understands that each vehicle electrication program has special requirements. Construction vehicles top the list for harsh environmental resistance, operating at high duty cycles with high temperatures, unique packaging demands and power density. Our electrification technologies offer: flexible packaging, fast turn-around for prototypes, and a variety of components for scalability.