Parker Hannifin Corporation (USA) - Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, is pleased to announce the release of the Parker Automation Controller (PAC). Designed for the global machine market, the Parker Automation Controller (PAC) combines machine logic, advanced real-time motion control, and visualization into one performance-driven solution.
With industry-leading EtherCAT communication for motion and I/O plus the Parker Automation Manager (IDE, Integrated Development Environment) for application development, the PAC provides OEMs an engineered solution for the most demanding projects. This package offers a single, intuitive environment for development with industry standard programming, machine-to-machine communication, and network connectivity to provide real-time information where and when it’s needed.
Parker Automation Manager allows engineers to leverage their existing knowledge and work smarter, more efficient and more effective than ever with the full suite of IEC61131-3 programming languages and PLC open motion control function blocks.
Engineered to easily integrate into existing plant networks and provide for third-party device connectivity, the PAC comes standard with a variety of onboard communication protocols, including an OPC Server, Modbus TCP, EtherCAT, dual LAN networks, and options for Ethernet/IP, Profinet, and Profibus.
In short, this standards-based approach for this new intelligent multi-axis motion controller provides tools for faster code generation, decreased commissioning time and development cost. It also enables engineers to create control applications for the complex and demanding machines of the future time.
About Parker Hannifin:
With annual sales of $13 billion in fiscal year 2014, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company employs approximately 57,500 people in 50 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 58 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index.