Parker Hannifin Corporation today unveiled the Voice of the Machine® IoT platform, an open, interoperable and scalable ecosystem of connected products and services at Hannover Messe (Germany April 24-28, 2017 Parker booth A48 in Hall 23).
With the Voice of the Machine platform, Parker is planning to address challenges that may have prevented operators from fully leveraging 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 center-led approach and has adopted a common set of IoT standards and best practices for use across all 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 solutions leveraging that same set of digital services and to integrate Parker solutions with other partner platforms.
Exosite’s Murano IoT platform and Exchange IoT marketplace enable a centralized approach to company-wide IoT implementation that helps industrial manufacturers reduce development costs, decrease time-to-market, and unlock new opportunities for customers.
While Murano provides the infrastructure and tools needed to create sophisticated connected solutions, Exchange provides a framework for curating a library of reusable IoT elements, including proven services, design patterns, and pre-built applications and integrations. These elements, many of which are ready to use out-of-the-box, quickly solve common IoT challenges and promote internal alignment. As a result, organizations can expect to reduce time-to-market and slash development costs, making the economics of IoT much more feasible on a company-wide scale.