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Increasing connectivity, leveraging intelligence

  • Magazine Article
  • 20TOFHP06_03
Published June 01, 2020 by SAE International in United States
  • English

Parker Hannifin expert discusses IoT for mobile equipment and moving beyond standard telematics by integrating systems controllers and smart components.

Like so many other companies, Parker Hannifin's plans to share its latest solutions at ConExpo/Con-Agg and IFPE in March were dashed due to the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 did not stop Truck & Off-Highway Engineering from talking with Parker's Clint Quanstrom, IoT General Manager, Motion Systems Group, via Microsoft Teams about technologies the company would have presented, future goals and industry trends.

While demonstrating technologies is Quanstrom's preferred method of sharing the company's solutions, “Plan B” provided the opportunity to discuss one-on-one Parker's work relative to the Internet of Things (IoT) for motion systems. Booth visitors at ConExpo would have seen representative data that Parker can pull from machines. “We can provide tools like dashboards that offer customers an idea of how their systems are performing. This is stuff we can do today: indicators on the health of your system,” he said. However, the company has plans to surpass standard telematics solutions that provide location and diagnostic messaging from the engine and transmission.