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Parker Hannifin is supporting the Bloodhound SSC project, which will see a specially developed car attempt to achieve the first 1,000mph record on land.

As one of the project’s key product sponsors, Parker is supplying a range of advanced hydraulic equipment that will be used in the initial test stages right through to the final in-car systems.

In particular, the company has provided equipment that will be involved in the control of the car’s aerodynamic trim system and the air braking system, as well as ground support equipment for use during the record attempt.

The Bloodhound project aims to go above and beyond just breaking the current land speed record of 763mph.

Bloodhound is intended to become a platform for the best of British engineering and to inspire and motivate the engineers of the future.

It is being built around technology that includes a Eurojet EJ200 jet engine, to accelerate the vehicle to 300mph, and a Falcon rocket, which boosts speeds to 1,000mph or more.

Centrally mounted in the car is an 800hp auxiliary F1 engine that provides power to the hydraulics, starting of the jet engine and feeds High Test Peroxide through to the Falcon rocket.

Combined, these engines provide 135,000hp and give a 0-1,000mph time of 42sec.

Parker is working with the Bloodhound engineering team to develop a series of test rigs, which will provide critical test data for the subsequent evolution of hydraulically powered air brakes and control of winglets situated over the front wheels to maintain aerodynamic stability.

In addition, the company will be supplying dedicated hydraulic power packs and specialised ground-support systems for use during the test and world record attempts, which will be carried out in 2012 at the Haskeen Pan in the Northern Cape, South Africa.

Parker Hannifin — Parker Sales UK

With annual sales exceeding $10bn, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of commercial, mobile, industrial and aerospace markets.

To meet its customers' needs in motion and control, Parker provides the broadest range of products available from any single supplier. This is supported by expertise in nine major technologies:

  • Hydraulics
  • Pneumatics
  • Electromechanical
  • Filtration
  • Process control
  • Fluid and gas handling
  • Sealing and shielding
  • Climate control
  • Aerospace

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