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Motion and control technology experts Parker Hannifin are to showcase their range of composite solutions at the Rail Industry Association (RIA) Technology Innovation Conference on 16 and 17 March 2016. The showcase will include Parker’s range of composite and additive manufacturing rail solutions and electro-pneumatic control systems, with experts present to answer questions about the various applications of the solutions.
The event presents Parker with an opportunity to show off their expertise in additive manufacturing technology in relation to the development, engineering and manufacture of prototypes and production parts for specific sector requirements. It also gives Parker the chance to emphasise the importance of component size and weight on the rail industry, the impact it could have on reverse engineering and obsolescence management.
Other Parker solutions which will be on show include pneumatic and electrically operated actuators, air preparation, control valves, customised control systems, electric motors, hose/ fittings and rail accessories.
Dave Walker, Market Development Manager for Rail at Parker Hannifin said:
“Modern railway vehicles whether passenger or freight train, metro car, track maintenance or tram, are expected to operate reliably and often in some of the most challenging conditions. Indeed, it is crucial that these machines withstand extreme temperatures and attacks from aggressive contaminants as well as enduring severe shock and vibration. 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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