Parker Hannifin to Showcase Composite Solutions for Rail at the Advanced Engineering Show 2015

Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, will be making their debut at the Advanced Engineering Show at the NEC Birmingham in early November 2015. As a new member of the Rail Alliance, Parker will be showcasing its range of composite and additive manufacturing rail solutions on the Rail Alliance stand located in hall 5, stand H140 and their application experts will be on hand to discuss their diverse range of solutions for infrastructure, passenger and freight projects.

With over 16 years of experience, Parker have developed a deep and extensive knowledge of additive manufacturing technology to engineer and manufacture prototypes and production parts to meet specific application needs. The impact of the engineering potential for the rail industry in terms of component size and weight as well as impacting reverse engineering and improving obsolescence management are now emerging. Parker’s expertise are supporting the development of prototypes and space models for new design concepts, delivering design freedom through additive manufacturing of production parts, and innovating in vehicle improvement and refurbishments projects.

Working in partnership with the world’s leading rail OEMs, tiered suppliers and refurbishment providers, Parker has a long pedigree within the rail industry. When it comes to this demanding sector the key is to offer technologies that are rail certified for proven reliability and endurance. The ability to match environmental challenges with operational excellence has led Parker to offer a rail range that includes pneumatic and electrically operated actuators, air preparation, control valves, customised control systems, electric motors, hose/ fittings, rail accessories plus additive manufacturing and composite solutions.

“Modern railway vehicleswhetherpassengeror freight train, Metro car, track maintenance or tram,are constantly expectedtooperatereliablyand often insome ofthemostchallenging conditions” stated Dave Walker, Market Development Manager for Rail at Parker Hannifin. “Indeed,itis crucialthatthesemachines withstandextremetemperatures, attacks from aggressivecontaminants as well as enduring severe shock andvibration. Here at Parker we offer the products, technical know-how, and close customer support and supply chain capabilities to meet the global challenges of the rail industry head on”

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