Product Announcement from Parker Hannifin / Hydraulics Group
LAS VEGAS, March 11, 2008 – Parker, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has launched the IQAN-MD3 master module, the latest addition to its IQAN integrated software-based control system, which makes more effective design and control of mobile hydraulic equipment both simple and cost effective.
The IQAN-MD3 master module incorporates powerful computing capacity with high processing speeds and dual CAN bus interfaces, which make the unit extremely flexible, able to be used in a variety of applications and with a range of hydraulic components and input devices, such as joysticks, pedals and sensors.
The unit is extremely robust, able to withstand aggressive conditions during outdoor use and installation, including EMI, vibrations and a wide temperature range, and features a compact ergonomic design making it ideal for use where space is limited. The 3.5" transflective color display is an intuitive interface that is easy to customize, making it possible to reduce costs by minimizing the need for external instrumentation.
The IQAN-MD3 is programmed using the latest 32-bit software platform IQANdesign, a user friendly tool that allows system level engineers quickly and easily to write machine functionalities and display tools without any specialized programming skills. This offers significant savings to manufacturers in development costs by reducing the time and skills needed to program the system, and ultimately resulting in a quick return on investment.
In addition to IQANdesign, the IQAN-MD3 also interfaces with IQANrun software, which allows field service technicians to diagnose problems and carry out maintenance using an easy to use graphical interface. The IQANrun service tool provides an efficient way to install the control systems and troubleshoot machines during production, through features such as real time event logging.
Parker Hannifin Hydraulic Valve Division offers a single source for mobile hydraulic valves. Our foundation of excellence is built on an extensive product line and in-depth knowledge of our markets, including construction, aerial work platform, refuse, forestry, material handling, truck, snow and ice, mining and agriculture. We specialize in innovation. Our engineers and field-sales teams have years of experience analyzing, evaluating, and building mobile solutions using our comprehensive line of hydraulic valves and other components.