Technology

The Parker brand is built on a patent portfolio and decades of material and processing technology in formative product design. Our expertise extends to prototype engineering, validation, and reliability testing resulting in innovation, new product introduction, and partner collaboration. Parker technology assures products meet or exceed operating requirements for their intended use.

X-RAY SOURCE

PATENT TECHNOLOGY

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x-ray APPARATUS CABLES FOR USE IN EXPLOSIVE HAZARDOUS AREAS

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Method and Apparatus for Mitigating Surface Disruption of X-Ray Tube Targets

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Process for Reconstructing the Grain Structure of X-Ray Tube Targets

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X-Ray Tube with Electrically Conductive Bypass

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Dual Filament X-Ray Tube

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Rotating Anode Target

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TARGETS FOR X-RAY TUBES

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Warp Resistant Anode

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Dual Filament X-Ray Tube

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X-Ray Tube Focusing Means

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Flexible Cable Termination

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Pulsed Stator Motor Drive (co-inventor)

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X-Ray Tube Control System

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X-Ray Target Monitor

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Grooved X-Ray Generator

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X-Ray Tube Assembly with Beam Limiting Device for Reducing Off-Focus Radiation

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Multiple Grooved X-Ray Generator

PARKER FORMATIVE

PRODUCT DESIGN & VALIDATION

Parker uses lightning impulse test (LIT) to produce transient arc peaks to 500 KVP to determine the basic insulation level (BIL) of high voltage components used in the x-ray imaging chain. High voltage test cages are also used for design validation and 125% overvoltage test. High voltage dividers and dynalyzers calibrated to 180kV are used to calibrate test equipment.

Parker performs mechanical integrity testing to determine the strength of weldments and reduce component failure. High voltage cable harnesses, interconnect cables, and power cords undergo flexure life tests.

A demountable chamber provides x-ray source design experimentation and high vacuum parts processing and Parker’s electrostatic beam deflection tank with a 6-conductor high voltage cable and a lead room provides further capabilities for experimentation and radiation leakage measurement.

An OEC Mini-C x-ray unit is utilized for parts processing and quality inspection. Both destructive and non-destructive testing are an integral part of Parker’s engineering and quality program.

VERTICAL INTEGRATION

Plastics Molding, Precision Machining, and Deep Drawing

KEY EQUIPMENT

  • Large Capacity 3- and 4-Axis Milling Machines
  • Large Capacity CNC Lathes
  • Large Capacity 5-Axis Dual Spindle Lathe with Bar Feeder
  • Bridgeports, Lathes for Equipment Backup, R&D, and Engineering Support
  • 50-Ton Desma Injection Molder
  • 150-Milacron Injection Molder

 

KEY CAPABILITIES

  • Metal and Precision Machining
  • Plastics Molding
  • Vulcanization
  • Tooling Fabrication
  • Deep Drawing
  • Rapid Prototyping, Fixturing, Short-Run Efficiency

Components Miniaturization
Vulcanization
Equipment
Processing Automation
Electrical Stressors

OUR EXPERTISE

Parker employs a patent portfolio and decades of materials and processing technology in formative product design, prototype engineering, validation, and reliability testing resulting in innovation, new product introduction, and partner collaboration.

New Desma 50-ton custom injection molder automates Parker proprietary EPR vulcanization of miniature connectors.

THE OKONITE ADVANTAGE

The Okonite Company is the oldest U.S. manufacturer of wire and cable. Parker founder William Parker Holland, Sr. was instrumental in Okonite’s early development of high voltage cable for healthcare x-ray applications.

Parker continues to work with Okonite engineers to develop new constructions of the highest quality of high voltage x-ray cable in the world. Parker has an exclusive agreement with Okonite for sourcing the proprietary compound used in its vulcanizing operation and is one of two x-ray components manufacturers who has a supplier agreement with Okonite.

Parker has access to the Okonite testing center to test new high voltage cable designs and cable terminations.

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