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You want to know, we tell you. Here, we share what’s going on in the world of hydraulics, pneumatics, and more. We share what your favorite brands, like Parker Hannifin, are up to. And we help you save money, work smarter, and get better products. Learn it all here at MFCP.

 

Parker Hannifin: Fittings 101

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Parker Hannifin plated brass and steel fittings have been recognized as the best in the industry for more than 50 years because of their durability and corrosion fighting qualities – but the dizzying array of choices available can bewilder those unfamiliar with terms like Ferulok, O-ring face seal and Jic tube. Parker addresses this problem …

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Can You Start a Vehicle With a Bad Fuel Pump?

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The electric fuel pumps fitted to modern cars, pickup trucks and SUVs are designed and engineered to provide tens of thousands of miles of trouble-free motoring, but they are mechanical devices that wear out over time and they can and do fail. When a fuel pump stops working, the engine will turn over but it …

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How Pneumatics Are Used in the Railway Sector

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Hydraulics are messy and electricity is costly. What can an industry use as a widespread energy-conversion solution? The answer is in pneumatics. These devices use compressed air so that items can move, slide or remain in position for long periods of time. Pneumatics can be found in nearly every industry, including the commercial transport sector. …

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Parker Hannifin Celebrates 100 Years of Innovation

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Much has changed since Arthur L. Parker founded the Parker Appliance Company in March 1917, but the company’s unwavering commitment to innovation, quality and engineering excellence has remained constant. Today, Parker Hannifin is a Fortune 250 company and a leader in motion and control systems and technology, and all of us at MFCP are proud …

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No More Back-Breaking Work: Introducing the STIHL Cutquik Cart

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There’s a whole day of concrete cutting ahead of you. Pulling out your trusty, STIHL concrete saw is the first step. By midday, however, you’re already exhausted. Hauling around a 20-pound-plus tool is a chore itself. If you’re in Alaska, think about adding a cart to your arsenal of handy tools. It will serve you …

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The Pacific Marine Expo is Back! Here’s What You Need to Know.

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year: the annual Pacific Marine Expo! First, to get prepped for this year’s show, get a refresher on what you missed last year. Plus, check out this year’s full list of exhibitors.You can find Motion & Flow Control Products at Booth #806. The three-day show has a jam-packed agenda. …

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Pre-Mixed Fuel for Chainsaws: Why You Should Switch Right Now

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When you walk through a Motion & Flow Control Products store in Alaska, you might be tempted by the pre-mixed fuel on the shelves. For traditionalists, mixing your own fuel for those chainsaws is an art. You create just the right ratio. However, mixing fuel isn’t always practical. Stop walking by the STIHL fuel mix, …

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5 Tips When Using Your Fisher Snow Plow

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Snowy conditions will be here before you know it. Whether you’re a dedicated worker in the field or a hardy resident, snow can be a challenge to move without the right tools. Who wants to pull out a snow shovel anyway? Grab your Fisher snow plows and get ready for the winter season. There are …

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Cutting Power During Winter: Your Solution With STIHL Chainsaws

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Your property’s landscaping grew like weeds over the summer. The fall is a great time for clearing away the overgrowth, but you just don’t have the tools. Head out to our Alaska store to check out our STIHL chainsaws, and see first-hand how they can solve your cutting dilemmas. What Makes STIHL Stand Out? Picking …

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10 Cost-Effective Ways to Prepare for Winter

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Fall may have just started, but winter will be here soon enough. Snow, hail and rain might be on the menu for this year’s winter festivities, so it’s a good idea to be prepared. Get to know the top 10 ways you can prepare for winter. Insulate the Attic The experts at Money Talks News suggest …

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How Pneumatics are Used in the Railway Sector

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As a high-speed train courses down a railway, passersby may marvel at the speed, quiet operation and appearance of the entire transport. Trains have come a long way since the steamer days. Today’s rail roads incorporate the latest technology, which includes pneumatics. The power of pressurized air is still a viable concept for rail transport …

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Cutting Power During Winter: Your Solution With STIHL Chainsaws

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Your property’s landscaping grew like weeds over the summer. The fall is a great time for clearing away the overgrowth, but you just don’t have the tools. Head out to our Alaska store to see for yourself how a STIHL chainsaw solves your cutting dilemmas. What Makes STIHL Stand Out? Picking a STIHL chainsaw above …

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