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Parker Produces Custom Fluid Connector Products Quickly, Saving Customers Time and Money


Parker Hannifin can design, produce and deliver custom fluid connectors in as few as two days, saving customers time and money by keeping projects on schedule.

Key Points

o Custom parts can be machined from many different market-specific materials.

o Parker has ISO 9001-certified facilities dedicated to custom parts production.

o No order is too small or too large for Parker.

o Parker works with customers throughout their full product life cycle, from prototype to aftermarket support.

JUNE 17, 2009

COLUMBUS, OH - When a one-of-a-kind tube fitting or adapter is needed, Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, can design and deliver it in as few as two days. By keeping lead times to a minimum, Parker affords customers greater project planning flexibility, saving them time and money.

Parker's Tube Fittings Division (TFD) can manufacture custom fittings and adapters - as well as manifolds and many other fluid conveyance products - to a customer's specifications for prototypes, emergency repair or preproduction applications. Products are machined in steel, stainless steel, brass, aluminum or numerous other types of market-specific materials such as nickel copper/copper nickel, VIM/VAR, duplex and Hastelloy®. All parts produced comply with applicable conformance standards including SAE, ISO, DIN, JIS, ASTM/ASME and MIL/MS.

"Your supplier must have a full understanding of your market needs as well as design manufacturing processes required to produce high-end, nonconventional fittings," said Brian Smith, Business Development Manager, Parker Hannifin Corporation, Tube Fittings Division. "Beyond fast turnaround, this is the real value we deliver. With more than 80 years in fluid connector technology innovation and dedicated customer service, design and manufacturing resources for custom products, Parker holds a leadership position few others can claim."

With ISO 900-certified facilities and resources dedicated to nonstandard parts production, TFD is one of a small number of suppliers that possess the necessary manufacturing capabilities to work with customers throughout their full product life cycle (prototype, preproduction, full production and aftermarket support) while offering a complete infrastructure of design, quality systems management and logistics support at the same time.

Furthermore, with its full complement of manufacturing resources - including rapid-response CNC capabilities - TFD can quickly and seamlessly transition from low- to high-volume production of a specialty product. This means customers can rely on Parker as their sole custom parts supplier, whether a single piece or 50,000 are needed.

For more information, call Parker's Tube Fittings Division at 614.279.7070, e-mail customfittings@parker.com or visit www.parker.com/tfd to download the "Custom Products" bulletin (#4300-CSTM/USA).

About Parker Hannifin's Tube Fittings Division

The Tube Fittings Division is a unit of Parker Hannifin Corporation's Fluid Connectors Group. The Group is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, and is the world's leading producer of tube fittings, rubber and thermoplastic hose and fittings, brass fittings and valves, quick-connect couplings and assembly tools.

With annual sales exceeding $12 billion in fiscal year 2008, 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 commercial, mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company employs approximately 62,000 people in 48 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 53 consecutive years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index. For more information, visit the company's web site at www.parker.com, or its investor information site at www.phstock.com.

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