Ready or not, the age of the ‘smart’ factory is upon us in ways
only a few short years ago were inconceivable. Today, any
industrial sector business whose plant floor is not online may well
On June 11, 2019
In the vast universe of manufacturing, machine performance is often
the difference between a delay and on-time delivery; downtime and
productivity; profit and loss. Ensuring peak performance out...
On June 4, 2019
As Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
continue to grow and evolve, they promise numerous benefits for a
leaner enterprise. In the realm of machine tools, the IIoT can
On May 31, 2019
Want to know how we partnered with customers to increase
productivity and profitability through engineering innovation? The
Parker Hannifin stand experienced a busy and successful week at
On May 16, 2019
Manufacturing businesses have witnessed the rapid ascension of
industrial networks, and in the pneumatics industry, there’s a real
desire to ensure the benefits that connectivity can bring...
On April 24, 2019
This blog post will describe current best practice or optimising
the installation of a continuous position sensor (CPS) on to a
pneumatic linear actuator. For the purposes of the guidance,
On April 11, 2019
The ever-changing industrial Internet of Things has revolutionized
the traditional landscape and business model of the construction
machinery industry. Domestic and foreign parts and service
On December 14, 2018
We are all witnesses to the fourth industrial revolution, or
Industry 4.0 as it has been coined, as most of us will have seen
robots, machines, vehicles or control systems connect to the
On November 20, 2018
It seems like every industrial company is at some stage of planning
for or deploying industrial Internet of Things (IoT) technology.
According to a survey of IoT decision makers and influencers in...
On November 8, 2018
A history lesson isn’t necessary to know manufacturing has evolved
over time. From the advent of mechanics to the electrification of
factories for mass production to equipping production lines...
On October 11, 2018
As a company that has produced motion and control components and
subsystems in core industrial sectors for 100 years, Parker has
recently taken a significant step forward by embarking on a...
On August 13, 2018
Compressed air is one of the most critical and expensive utilities
in any manufacturing facility. That said, maintenance and
monitoring of this crucial system are largely ignored. When it is
On August 9, 2018
Any of us who have driven a vehicle knows from experience certain
mechanical issues produce symptoms that can be detected by our
senses of touch and hearing. Vibrations felt in the steering wheel
On June 26, 2018
Last year, PwC found that 85 percent of U.S. manufacturers are
already delivering, or planning to deliver, products with IoT
capabilities. Considering the promise of IoT, this should come as
On June 19, 2018
From our personal devices to medical systems and online shopping,
it’s clear we live in a digital world—and the rapid progress of
that world is driven by data. The collection and application of
On June 5, 2018
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 June 4, 2018
There’s volumes of material that focus on the technology behind
IoT. However, a more significant discussion should be had around
the value IoT delivers. While that value must begin with end users
On May 22, 2018
Momentum behind Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things
(IIoT) is continuing with a growing number of smart device/product
manufacturers developing sensors that communicate wirelessly...
On April 25, 2018
Manufacturers have become accustomed to the presence of
mobile-enabled data platforms called dashboards that display real
time information about machine assets on screens. All too often,
On April 25, 2018
The automotive vehicle industry has experienced introductions of
several new technologies and upgrades. One significant example is
the rising amount of electrical content per vehicle. Testing...
On April 19, 2018