Industrial Internet of Things IIoT

Three Things to Consider When Choosing a Smart Sensor

The latest generation of smart sensors for actuators are able to share information with the controller, typically via technologies such as IO-Link. They can also receive commands and...
On March 15, 2018

Avoiding High Decibels to Monitor Motor Performance | Case Study

Safety in your factory or test stands should always be a priority. Anywhere high pressure or high velocity are at play, being able to monitor the process and changing conditions, with accuracy,...
On March 1, 2018

How to Use Smart Sensors to Aid Predictive Maintenance Strategies

When optimally selected and applied, the latest generation of smart sensors can have a positive impact on predictive maintenance strategies for fluid power applications. Real-time data collection via...
On February 27, 2018

Parker Teams Deploying IoT to Help Customers Improve Operations

IoT is driving solutions providers like Parker to develop innovative new products and technologies that help customers work more efficiently and improve their bottom line. But while some businesses...
On February 20, 2018

How to Easily Connect Users to the Digital Plant

IoT has given way to breakthroughs in everything from safety and efficiency to better decision-making and increased revenue generation. In power generation, the rise of the digital plant is helping...
On November 3, 2017

The Internet of Things: How Your Company Can Get Ready

As technology fueling the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to advance at a rapid pace, data analytics presents an exciting opportunity for companies who want to build on their position as industry...
On November 3, 2017

Continuous Remote Monitoring vs. Route-Based Condition Monitoring Solutions

Without question, the Internet of Things (IoT) has changed the way we look at condition monitoring and diagnostics. Many now consider checking analog gauges and jotting down measurements on a...
On October 20, 2017

Building an IoT Offering to Maximize Value

For the past 100 years, Parker has been building and delivering ever more complex motion and control components and systems. We are well into a digital transformation that has caused us to rethink not...
On October 17, 2017

Learn how to make your predictive maintenance "smarter"

With the onset of Industry 4.0, factory and production environments are adopting industrial networks to become more connected and intelligent. This is largely driven by the need for...
On September 7, 2017

Streamline Your Condition Monitoring Process

Condition monitoring isn’t a new concept. Since industry has automated the machining process, companies have constantly sought ways to maintain high product quality while improving production rates....
On August 24, 2017

Improve Solar Panel Maintenance and Condition Monitoring Efficiency

You can’t tame the wind, but you can make its damage easier to detect. Solar glass is pretty tough stuff. It’s built to withstand a lot, but a strong gust of wind can sometimes be enough to do serious...
On August 22, 2017

IoT Solutions Reduce Time and Cost for Solar Panel Inspection

Solar panels do more than provide a company with a source of renewable energy. They reduce utility costs, protect the environment and improve the company’s image as an environmentally responsible...
On August 16, 2017

New Hybrid Actuation System Ideal for Renewable Energy Applications

Actuation systems must be efficient, precise, and durable enough to withstand harsh power generation environments. Parker Hannifin has developed a hybrid actuation system (HAS) that is ideal...
On August 9, 2017

Is Industry 4.0 Driving the Need for Smarter Motion Control Products?

The collective term Industry 4.0 refers to the fourth industrial revolution, typically described as the computerization of manufacturing—or in other words, the merging of traditional automation with...
On August 1, 2017

You Don’t Need a Cloud for IIoT! Just a Centralized Control Scheme

Centralized machine control is more than a control architectural scheme, it’s the first step to enabling Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The Parker Automation Controller (PAC) provides...
On July 18, 2017

How Does a Smart User Interface Improve Machine Efficiency?

The manufacturing industry is currently facing increasing pressure to reform and innovate in order to remain viable. On the consumer side, the Internet of Things (IoT) has made smart devices...
On June 22, 2017

What is the Foundation for a Smart Factory?

Manufacturers are forming their own ideas and interpretations of what a ‘smart factory’ is and what they want it to do for them. But a common need is for critical components to have additional...
On June 1, 2017

Taking IoT to the Last Mile by Listening to the “Voice of the Machine”

If you’re familiar with Parker, you know we’ve been manufacturing components and subsystems for industrial equipment for a long time. One hundred years to be exact. You also know the world is...
On April 22, 2017

Wireless Transmission of Performance Data Extends Equipment Life

Monitoring equipment performance is a key part of controlling costs and keeping power-generation facilities running smoothly. Field technicians record and track metrics to assess equipment performance...
On April 20, 2017

Application-Specific Sensors Make Temperature Monitoring Easy

Whether you’re running injection molding equipment or installing a new compressed air system, monitoring the assets’ in-line and ambient temperature is the best way to prevent overheating, and...
On April 20, 2017