The Internet of Things (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...
On November 3, 2017
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
On November 3, 2017
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
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
On October 17, 2017
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
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
On August 24, 2017
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
On August 22, 2017
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
On August 16, 2017
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
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
On August 1, 2017
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
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
More and more 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 theme is often the need for
On June 1, 2017
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
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
On April 20, 2017
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
As the Internet of Things continues to set the pace for innovation
in condition monitoring and diagnostics, it’s important to
recognize potential where little existed before. Developing
On April 12, 2017
When it comes to a successful predictive maintenance strategy,
diagnostics is king. Being able to pull meaningful information from
your assets allows you to detect patterns in their performance,...
On March 27, 2017
Unless you’re a risk-taking, daredevil type, you likely have some
sort of diagnostic infrastructure in your facility. And while
there’s no discounting the benefit of wired diagnostic solutions,
On March 7, 2017
Every year, manufacturing processes get leaner to ensure companies
stay competitive. Part of that is to keep assets working and avoid
shutdowns as much as possible. But without a solid...
On February 23, 2017