Free App allows highly portable and convenient iOS tablets to be used to wirelessly monitor and control the IQAN-MD4 programmable touchscreen display unit
Mölnlycke, Sweden, 14. January 2015, - The Electronic Controls Division of Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has announced the introduction of a free Apple device (iOS) compatible App for its IQAN hardware platform. The established platform provides innovative and advanced ways to provide electronic control in a wide range of mobile applications such as materials handling, forestry, construction and agriculture.
The new IQANrun free App has functionality based on many years in-the-field experience gained with the PC version. It allows users to utilise their iOS tablet to wirelessly communicate via Wi-Fi with Parker’s rugged programmable touchscreen master display unit - the IQAN-MD4. The intuitive easy-to-use App is designed to enable operators to quickly and conveniently gain system overviews, view and manage logs, take measurements in real-time and make adjustments to parameters. An added benefit is that this can be done some distance from the machine while it is operating – this is especially useful for dealing with complex errors that only occur during specific operations. The ability to use iOS-based tablets as opposed to regular, less portable PCs represents a significant advancement in the convenience and usability of the company’s IQAN product family and recognises an industry trend towards tablet use.
The system overview features give visibility to module or I/O related alarms and errors; high level settings such as date & time and language are also accessible. The logs feature includes a filter function to simplify and speed the isolation of specific events. The measurement tool meanwhile, allows more detailed troubleshooting to be undertaken. All measured values are presented clearly via the tablet display and include units of measure and status information.
In the future, Parker Hannifin will offer an Android version of the IQANrun App, plus a paid for ‘Pro’ version that will include features from the PC version such as the ability to view graphical representations of measurements, a software download feature, file sharing, and the ability to log in to access protected logs and adjust parameters.
About Parker Hannifin
With annual sales exceeding $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. For more information, visit the company's website at www.parker.com, or its investor information website at www.phstock.com.