O-Ring & Engineered Seals Division

Parker Hannifin Launches New, Interactive O-Ring Handbook

LEXINGTON, KY, October 7, 2015– Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, is launching a new, interactive digital reference guide to enhance and broaden the customer reach of the existing Parker O-Ring Handbook. For more than 50 years, the Parker O-Ring Handbook has been an engineering staple of the sealing industry.


“I’m constantly amazed and honored at how often I run across it in unexpected places,” says Dan Ewing, Sr. Chemical Engineer and Materials Manager at Parker O-Ring Division, “I've come to expect to see a well-used copy sitting on a customer's desk, but I'm pleasantly surprised when I find it cited in academic papers, referenced in reports written by government agencies and discussed in industry association meetings.”


Parker is strengthening its dedication to premier customer service by enhancing its commitment to digital tools and communications. Ewing says, “The new eHandbook takes the next step in enhancing the customer experience by transforming the static PDF version of the handbook into an interactive and more user-friendly tool.”


Key Components:

  • Short, engaging animations
  • Snippets of real material test procedures
  • Direct links to accelerate the sales process
  • Online Chat with an Engineer capability within each page
  • Design analysis via Mobile inPHorm™ (Parker’s O-Ring Calculator)


The eHandbook is expected to bridge the generation gap, filling the need for all learning and reference styles. The original formats of the printed catalog and searchable pdf will still remain available via Parker’s Catalog Services and www.parker.com/orings/handbook. However the O-Ring eHandbook will provide visual learning, interesting excerpts and summarized information that makes finding what you need effortless. New content will be added as needed and because the format is web-based, content updates will become quicker and more efficient. The O-Ring eHandbook can be found by going to the www.parkerorings.com landing page or by using the friendly url www.parker.com/oringhandbook.


For close to 75 years, Parker Hannifin O-Ring Division has developed cutting edge elastomer technology. We offer a broad spectrum of materials ranging from the chemically resistant, high temperature ULTRA™ perfluoroelastomers, to a variety of premium elastomeric sealing materials. Whether it is an "off-the-shelf" industrial standard or a custom sealing solution, our commitment to service is designed to minimize downtime and maximize quality. In addition to O-rings, the division offers extruded and spliced seals, anti-extrusion backup rings, X-rings, installation lubricants and O-Ring assembly and removal tools. Our manufacturing plants are ISO 9001, TS 16949 and AS 9100 registered.

With annual sales of approximately $13 billion in fiscal year 2015, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets.  The company employs approximately 55,000 people in 50 countries around the world.  Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 59 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index.  For more information, visit the company's website at www.parker.com, or its investor information website at www.phstock.com.