Flat Panel Display delivers critical, real-time messages.

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Offered in 32, 40, and 46 in. widescreen sizes, Parker Factory Display provides factory floor with real-time, situational awareness to promote accelerated response to downs and non-conforming conditions. Visualization system has distributed architecture that integrates into existing manufacturing and IS infrastructure. It comes with Windows-based software that leverages availability of Web-browsing software for remote support and application sharing on Internet and IP networks.

Original Press Release:

Parker Factory Display Delivers Critical, Real-Time Messages

PFD is next-generation solution for plant floor display applications

Milford, Ohio, June 17, 2009 - Parker's Electromechanical Automaton Division, a leading supplier of motion control technology, announces the release of the 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.

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.

PFD comes with pre-installed with Parker Factory Manager (PFM), a Windows-based software that fully leverages the wide availability of Web-browsing software for remote support and application sharing on the Internet and IP networks. PFM allows users to develop, edit and publish PFD application from any location on a network or anywhere in the world with an Internet connection.

Additional product features include:

  • 32", 40" and 46" widescreen sizes with 16.7 million colors
  • Priced competitively with less-capable LED display products
  • Direct PLC connectivity automates data collection - no charge for more than 40 drivers
  • Multiple display systems can be served from a single master PFD unit
  • Continuous improvement database can be distributed/aggregated across multiple locations via the Internet
  • Templates allow corporate standard metrics to be deployed company wide
  • Sophisticated security allows 6 different access levels including "view only"
  • Intuitive development tools, allowing easy screen customization and configuration
  • Thermal sensors and fans on 40" and 46" screens with scheduling feature for power
  • VESA 200mm mounting

    For more information on the new Parker Factory Display, please contact Andy Balderson at abalderson@parker.com or call 800-233-3329. You may also visit parkermotion.com/pfd.

    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 $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 50 consecutive years, ranking it 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 parker.mediaroom.com or its investor information site at www.phstock.com.
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