Parker Adopts LoopEdge Industrial Edge Computing Platform for IoT Solution to Enable Condition Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance
Litmus Automation, the Intelligence Edge Computing company, today announced a licensing agreement with the Quick Coupling Division of Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies. Under the agreement, Parker will offer its customers a Parker-branded version of Litmus’ LoopEdge software called Voice of the Machine Edge as part of its IoT product catalog.
Parker will bundle the software with its industrial IoT gateway and SensoNODE Gold wireless sensors for a ready-to-use system to connect to its Voice of the Machine Cloud Industrial Condition Monitoring solution. The technology is ideal for monitoring the condition of manufacturing equipment and processes to enable predictive maintenance and avoid potentially costly equipment downtime.
The Voice of the Machine Edge software enables customers to not only connect to their wireless SensoNODE Gold sensors but also to any existing legacy programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and machines that are used on the factory floor. This seamless combination of new wireless sensors with data from legacy control systems and other sources is unique in the industry and genuinely gives voice to a manufacturers’ machines.
“Combining Litmus Automation’s award-winning IoT Edge technology with our existing IoT solutions will provide us with a full end-to-end product offering for IoT, including sensors, hardware, Edge and Cloud software,” said David Shannon, Business Unit Manager, Parker Quick Coupling Division. “Our IoT solution will allow customers to process, filter and analyze data at the Edge before pushing it to the Cloud.”
Litmus Automation has offices in Silicon Valley, CA, Toronto, Canada, and Tokyo, Japan. Customers include more than 50 large scale manufacturing companies, OEM machine builders and system integrators, including several Fortune 500 manufacturing companies. Litmus Automation products have received recognition from analyst firms such as Gartner and MachNation for allowing industrial customers to connect to any type of PLC or industrial system and collect, process and analyze data at the Edge.
“Our experience working with large manufacturers has demonstrated that they need a unified edge- to-cloud solution, and we are pleased to partner with Parker Hannifin to provide that solution through another channel in the market,” said Vatsal Shah, Co-founder and CEO of Litmus Automation. “The direction of their IoT product line aligns with ours, to help customers reduce downtime and improve efficiency with Edge Computing solutions.”
For more information about the SensoNODETM Sensors and Voice of the MachineTM Software visit: http://www.parker.com/conditionmonitoring