Press Release Summary:
To accelerate response to downs and non-conforming conditions, Parker Factory Display (PFD) visualization system provides workers with real-time situational awareness. Solution comes withÂ controller-only option,Â HD flat panelÂ display options up to 55 in., and version 3.0 of WindowsÂ® XP/7 (32-/ 64-bit) compatible PFD software. Standard features include built-in networking, and controller-only option is equipped with 80 GB SSD and includesÂ 2 Ethernet ports.
Original Press Release:
Parker Releases Its Next-Gen Factory Display
Latest PFD comes with a controller-only option—and a lower price
Rohnert Park, CA – Parker’s Electromechanical Automation Division, a leading supplier of motion control technology, is pleased to announce the release of the next generation of its Parker Factory Display (PFD) visualization system. PFD offers unprecedented flexibility and impact for delivering critical messages to associates on the factory floor. Whether presenting Andon display-type information, lean metrics, production status, OEE data, safety policies or employee announcements, PFD is much more than a “scoreboard” that simply displays text – it provides workers with real-time, situational awareness for faster response to downs and non-conforming conditions.
The all-new PFD comes packed with a new controller-only option, factory display options up to 55” for primary and secondary units and version 3.0 of the PFD software, which is Windows XP and Windows 7 (32/ 64-bit) compatible.
The controller-only option is equipped with the Windows XP operating system and an 80 GB solid state hard drive, which make the unit quite robust. The new controller also includes two Ethernet ports, which allows the separation of the Office network from the Plant network. With the addition of the Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) driver to the controller image, customers can connect to virtually any database!
In addition, pricing for the next-gen Parker Factory Display has been restructured to be more competitive.
With its high-definition resolution, flat-panel displays and built-in networking, PFD offers unparalleled visual impact for empowering associates. Its intuitive graphics enhance the message, while its distributed architecture easily integrates into existing manufacturing and IS infrastructure. Whether remotely publishing displays from anywhere via the Web or visualizing non-conforming parts on a production line, the Parker Factory Display does so much more than other production board displays and Andon display-type systems . . . and at a lower cost.
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, gearheads 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 directly from Electromechanical Automation by logging on to buy.compumotor.com. An informative and up-to-date Web site with downloadable libraries, tutorials, and background information on motion control and automation is located at www.parkermotion.com.
About Parker Hannifin
With annual sales exceeding $13 billion in fiscal year 2012, 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 60,000 people in 48 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 56 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.