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Parker Daedal Expands Long-Travel-Positioner Manufacturing Capabilities

New X-Mill machine shortens lead times for FPD and solar industry markets

Rohnert Park, CA, August 29, 2008 - Parker's Electromechanical Automation Division, a leading supplier of motion control technology, announces an advanced manufacturing solution: the X-Mill. Located at the Parker Daedal facility in Irwin, PA, the X-Mill expands Parker's long-travel-positioner manufacturing capabilities, allowing us to machine single-piece bases for positioning tables in lengths up to six meters right in our facility.

Today's large flat panel display and solar industry markets demand long-stroke units with precision capabilities; the X-Mill allows Parker Daedal to shorten the lead times through in-house precision manufacturing on their long-stroke XR, LXR, Trilogy linear positioners and HPLA series.

The X-Mill received its moniker because of its long travel in the X direction: six meters (236"). At 51,000 lbs, 40 feet long, and nine feet high, it is by far the longest conventional mill in the southwestern Pennsylvania area. Requiring a two-foot isolation pad because of its weight, the machine was delivered from Texas to our facility in two weeks and made ready to run in another two weeks. The high-speed 15,000 RPM spindle and high rapid rates also make a perfect fit for long-travel precision machining on our Trilogy line of linear motor positioners.

For more information about Parker's precision machining capabilities, please call 800-245-6903.

About Parker Electromechanical Automation

A division of Parker Hannifin Corporation's Automation Group since 1987, Electromechanical Automation is a pioneer, developer and manufacturer of full-spectrum computer-based motion controllers, servo/step motor drives, servo motors and human-machine interfaces, positioning systems, gear heads and gear motors. These products automate the manufacturing of a significant fraction of the world's goods and services. Electromechanical Automation products are sold via independent authorized Automation Technology Centers -- a group of nearly 100 professional, highly trained organizations with more than 135 points-of-presence throughout the world-or buy directly from Electromechanical Automation by logging on to An informative and up-to-date Web site with downloadable libraries, tutorials, and background information on motion control and automation is located at

About Parker Hannifin

With annual sales exceeding $10 billion, 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 more than 57,000 people in 43 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 52 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 http// or its investor information site at

Ben Furnish, Product Manager
Parker Electromechanical Automation
Phone 724-861-8200
1140 Sandy Hill Road, Irwin, PA 15642

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