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Parker - Next Generation Parker Factory Display (PFD) visualization system

Parker Hannifin - Motion Systems Group

Parker Factory Display Visualization System from Parker Electromechanical Automation DivisionRohnert Park, CA – Parker’s Electromechanical Automation Division, a leading supplier of motion control technology, is pleased to announce the release of the next generation of its Parker Factory Display (PFD) visualization system. PFD offers unprecedented flexibility and impact for delivering critical messages to associates on the factory floor. Whether presenting Andon display-type information, lean metrics, production status, OEE data, safety policies or employee announcements, PFD is much more than a “scoreboard” that simply displays text – it provides workers with real-time, situational awareness for faster response to downs and non-conforming conditions.

The all-new PFD comes packed with a new controller-only option, factory display options up to 55” for primary and secondary units and version 3.0 of the PFD software, which is Windows XP and Windows 7 (32/ 64-bit) compatible.

The controller-only option is equipped with the Windows XP operating system and an 80 GB solid state hard drive, which make the unit quite robust. The new controller also includes two Ethernet ports, which allows the separation of the Office network from the Plant network. With the addition of the Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) driver to the controller image, customers can connect to virtually any database!

In addition, pricing for the next-gen Parker Factory Display has been restructured to be more competitive.

With its high-definition resolution, flat-panel displays and built-in networking, PFD offers unparalleled visual impact for empowering associates. Its intuitive graphics enhance the message, while its distributed architecture easily integrates into existing manufacturing and IS infrastructure. Whether remotely publishing displays from anywhere via the Web or visualizing non-conforming parts on a production line, the Parker Factory Display does so much more than other production board displays and Andon display-type systems . . . and at a lower cost.

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