Parker’s Electromechanical Automation Division announces 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.