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 providers have increased their investment and continuously launched innovative products and technical solutions based on the industrial Internet of Things.
From November 27th - 30th, 2018 Parker brought its Voice of the Machine™ industrial IoT platform to the Shanghai Bauma Exhibition. The technology covers the "last mile" of discrete IoT with a focus on interoperability, security and scalability.
In addition, Parker’s booth featured four models to fully demonstrate the powerful and comprehensive traditional hydraulic technology, covering the cab control system, chassis drive system, vehicle implement system and engine power system.
"Aligned with the new industrial landscape brought by the industrial Internet of Things, Parker created a breakthrough platform, Voice of Machine, to deliver connected products and systems. Our system integration capabilities will help address the increasingly demanding application needs of customers worldwide."
Hou Yifei, president of Parker’s Transmission and Control Group, Asia Pacific
Covering the "last mile" of the Industrial Internet of Things
At present, Internet of Things technology focuses on enterprise-level solutions, but the key component data identified and collected by the enterprise-level Internet of Things is only 10%, which greatly limits the potential of mechanical equipment to predict failures and optimize performance. Discrete IoT can deliver the remaining 90% of the core component data, which is the "last mile" that the Industrial IoT does not reach.
To this end, Parker initiated a centralized strategy to ensure that all IoT-based products and systems use the same communication standards and best practices to deliver interoperability, security, scalability and visibility.
An ecosystem of connected products and services
Through the Voice of the Machine online platform, users can interface with products, systems and professional engineers to ensure global monitoring and asset management for critical system operations.
Both IQAN® and PTS are software products based on the Voice of the Machine platform, which was also unveiled at the Shanghai Bauma Show. IQAN® Interconnect Software integrates intelligent hydraulic components and electronically controlled hardware and software to optimize device performance and simplify remote monitoring.
No matter where you are, users can use the IQAN® Interconnect Software to remotely diagnose vehicle faults and learn about current performance status through the Parker Vehicle System Gateway. IQAN® Interconnect Software provides a large number of standard function modules and a custom configuration interface. It features an adaptive web interface, which is convenient for users to view from multiple channels such as a PC, tablet or mobile phone and can easily publish data to the cloud.
The PTS Parker Tracking System is an asset management solution for critical wear components. The PTS software records detailed information about parts and assets, and users can connect to the Internet for secure access from multiple sources. The PTS generates a unique identification code printed on the barcode or RFID tag for each hose assembly.
Record and extract hose information through barcode and RFID traceability system to quickly, regularly and accurately perform equipment maintenance and repair, reducing downtime of engineering equipment. PTS can also establish an asset location database, customize inspection templates, store retrieval history inspection results, and set up scheduled maintenance reminders.
Improve system integration capabilities of traditional hydraulic technology
The EcoReach forklift assembly system is the highlight of Parker’s traditional hydraulic technology. The electric forklift is usually handled by an electro-hydraulic system. The powertrain consists of a series of separate components: an inverter that converts battery energy into alternating current; an induction motor that outputs torque and speed; and a hydraulic pump that provides flow and pressure; and a hydraulic system controls the valve block to control the flow and pressure of the required hydraulic function.
The EcoReach Forklift Assembly System integrates and optimizes these components to improve performance and efficiency, extend battery life and increase loading and unloading speed. The Parker Hannifin EcoReach Forklift Assembly system uses a fully integrated electro-hydraulic system assembly that plugs and uses to minimize the complexity of upgrading the forklift through the EcoReach system.
A large number of test results show that the system brings great potential benefits: the time to stabilize the oscillating load is reduced by 60%, the handling efficiency of the operator is improved, the time required for the entire lifting cycle is shortened, the production efficiency is increased by 13%, and the energy consumption of the entire lifting cycle is reduced by 48%. If you use the same battery to charge, the electric forklift works longer.
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