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Web-Based Control System Appeals to Small Store Owners - Parker Hannifin Corp. - Facility Management Product Release
Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has released a new web-based control system for small store formats in the food retail market. The Parker Facility Maintenance Dashboard (Facility M.D.) system provides small store owners with seamless connectivity to manage their business more effectively while costing considerably less than many competitive solutions. Facility M.D. focuses on the management of energy consumption, equipment management and health, and perishable product integrity and safety. '
The Facility M.D. system is a combination of hardware and software working together to deliver seamless enterprise facility management, focused on maintaining temperature, HVAC, lighting zones, refrigeration, and much more. The newly developed modular hardware allows the solution to be sized right for each application and store. The user interface and analytics have been moved to a brand new, web-based software application, which provides both dashboard summaries and detailed, device level data. Utilizing the power of a central server, the Facility M.D. system is able to perform real-time analytics for the entire enterprise – looking at the predicted performance, reporting key metrics to show when a piece of equipment or an entire store is not performing to expectations. All of this management can take place from any internet-connected phone, tablet, or computer, enabling a true IoT management methodology.
“Store customers are always looking to improve margins as well as control their operating costs and increase energy efficiency,” says Clay Rohrer, U.S. Business Unit Manager — Micro Thermo Technologies™. “The Facility M.D. Platform not only provides the insight and analytics to do this, but it does so at a low installed cost. Adding these installed savings to the savings realized from reduced equipment problems due to predictive analysis, reduced energy consumption, and reduced time managing the back room operations makes the system very compelling.”
“Facility M.D. allows Parker to help their customers seamlessly manage small store operations related to refrigeration assets, HVAC — store comfort, and lighting easily with the web based platform. Facility M.D. fulfills Parker's strategy of enabling customers to make data driven decisions that complements Micro Thermo TechnologiesTM controls systems,” Rohrer says.
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