As Hannover Fair 2018 gets underway (23-27 April), the expo halls will be filled with thousands of visitors eager to see the latest innovations in manufacturing.
This year’s overall focus being on Industry 4.0 integration, every type of visitor from SMEs to global corporations will be keen to discover how best the different aspects of cutting-edge Industry 4.0 technology can interact with each other, such as automation technology, robotics and software.
With this in mind, Parker Hannifin will be exhibiting at Stand C37, Hall 23, to demonstrate how its smart manufacturing solutions ecosystem provides a practical and scalable pathway for the real-world development of the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
With its insights on the future of manufacturing technology and its philosophy of close engineering collaboration with its customers, Parker is focused on helping engineers in the manufacturing sector to overcome the challenges and uncertainties of developing and implementing Industry 4.0 solutions.
Voice of the Machine
A variety of demonstrations at the Parker stand will reveal how its Voice of the Machine platform - at the heart of the company’s Industry 4.0 offering - creates a seamless IIoT experience across Parker products and technologies.
Voice of the Machine is the cornerstone of Parker’s digital transformation plan. The IIoT platform will enable operators to leverage data from various Parker components and sensors to improve safety, carry out predictive maintenance and improve assembly line efficiency.
Voice of the Machine supports a progressive journey through the scalable implementation of discrete IoT solutions. This simplifies the development process while minimising risk and capital investment, all while maintaining interoperability to support the use of Parker systems with other types of protocols, platforms and hardware.
As Parker’s Voice of the Machine technology has been in development for the past three years, a selection of its premier customers are already experiencing the added value generated from the adoption of this innovative technology and ecosystem.
These collaboration partnerships have developed a solid foundation for Parker to deliver robust and reliable IIoT products to the market.
With over 100 years of application knowhow and customer partnerships across a wide range of engineering disciplines, Parker is well positioned to offer expert engineering and development advice to exhibition visitors seeking smart manufacturing solutions and better digital user experiences.
Latest products on show
There will be a number of other innovative products and technologies on display at the Parker stand this year, including:
- Smart IO-Link connectivity for Parker’s existing valve portfolio
- Externally monitored safety exhaust valves
- New TDC proportional throttle valve
- Ultra-compact PSD servo drives, now with Ethernet IP, EtherCAT and Profinet
- Extended Transair aluminium pipework range
- Parker’s recently launched Accumulator Service – for the expert maintenance, service, repair and technical support of accumulators to ensure reliable operation with minimal risk of costly downtime.
Hannover Show - Stand C37 Hall 27 - #hm18