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Join Us at the Oregon Logging Conference This Weekend!

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Today marks the beginning of the 81st Annual Oregon Logging Conference! As big logging fans ourselves (by providing products for countless customers in the industry) this is a must-see event on our calendar every year. This weekend you can find us over at Booth #421. At this year’s conference, we’ll hear from 20 different speakers over …

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Cowl Silencers: Your Solution to Quieter Machine Operations

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Heavy machinery seems to be everywhere today. Trains, construction equipment, and planes will all create some form of noise as they move about their routes. Machines within factories can also exude a lot of noise through exhaust alone. Controlling this noise is the job of the cowl silencer. Learn more about this innovative tool that …

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Gassing Up: Fuel-Transfer Pumps for Every Application

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Running a fuel-driven machine means that filling it up will be a constant task. Driving a car up to a gas station is the easiest task in the world, but any other machine requires a different tactic. Motion & Flow Control Products understands that fuel transfer is a critical part of your daily productivity. It …

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Pneumatic Design: The Single-Acting Cylinder VS. Double-Acting Cylinder

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When an industrial system is in its design phase, most configurations require linear motion. That’s when hydraulic or pneumatic cylinders come into play. They use liquid or air to create motion in a particular direction. If you’re familiar with any hydraulics, you know that there are many cylinders to choose from. Examine the benefits and …

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New Year, Same Great Parker Distributor

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You closed out your 2018 sales, and you’re ready to tackle 2019’s challenges. Welcome to the new year when your business is at its most optimistic point. At Motion & Flow Control Products, we understand there’s a lot of pressure to start off the year with a bang. Drive those sales with products that you …

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What You Need to Know About Parker Hannifin’s O-Rings

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Right now, probably millions of o-rings are currently in use. These parts are in countless devices and machines. It doesn’t matter where you live or work. O-rings allow seals to remain viable against leaks for years at a time. At Motion & Flow Control Products, we partner with one of the top manufacturers of o-rings …

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Top 5 Blogs of 2018: Which Blogs Made the Cut

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December always seems to sneak up on us, and with Christmas just one week away, we’re all taking stock of the last 11.5 months. We’ve written and shared a lot of content this year about our favorite products, brands and customer-favorite services. You’ll find unique content from the basics of Parker Hannifin fittings to the …

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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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