Motion and control supplier goes last mile on IoT

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Voice of the Machine Industrial IoT platform expected to put industrial systems from Parker Hannifin on the network for digitalisation.

Parker Hannifin has unveiled the Voice of the Machine IoT platform, an open, interoperable and scalable network of connected products and services. As part of a broader digital transformation underway, Parker is using 100 years of product and application expertise to build better digital customer experiences.

“From online platforms that enable users to engage with our broad portfolio of products, systems and engineering talent; to global monitoring and asset integrity management services that keep critical systems productive, we are creating better outcomes for our customers,” said Bob Bond, Vice President – eBusiness, IoT and Services. “Our Voice of the Machine offering product represents our core competency at the component and system level. Parker is creating discrete insights across our broad range of motion and control products that we can then connect to enterprise IoT systems.”

With the Voice of the Machine platform, Parker is addressing challenges that have prevented operators from fully using IoT to improve safety and prevent unplanned downtime and high maintenance costs across their industrial applications. Some of these challenges include legacy devices that are not IoT-enabled, an absence of component-level insights and competing communication protocols used by various suppliers.

“Through the Voice of the Machine IoT platform we enable our customers to hear what their assets are saying at a component level so they can improve application performance,” said Miguel Morales, Director, Internet of Things. “Parker has 100 years of component and system expertise for motion and control technologies, a prerequisite for unlocking that last mile of safety, reliability and productivity residing within the machines that our products support.”

Parker is using a central approach and has adopted a common set of IoT standards and best practices for use across all of its operating groups and technologies. Every connected product uses the same repository of digital services with an exchange-based platform architecture, designed by software experts at Exosite. The Exosite IoT architecture makes it easy to deploy a diverse set of connected products using that same set of digital services and to integrate Parker products with other partner platforms.

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