Parker Hannifan (www.parker.com) has launched www.parofluor.com, which features technical details of the Parofluor™ Series Advanced Perfluorinated Elastomer materials in an intuitive format. The website also has a "Design Tool," which provides an online fluid compatibility guide, a dimensional calculator, and separate utilities for failure analysis as well as pressure and temperature conversion. For further inquiries, visitors can fill out the "Contact Us" form to reach Parker's applications engineers.
Industrial workplaces are governed by OSHA rules, but this isn’t to say that rules are always followed. While injuries happen on production floors for a variety of reasons, of the top 10 OSHA rules that are most often ignored in industrial settings, two directly involve machine design: lockout/tagout procedures (LO/TO) and machine guarding.
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