Parker Hannifin releases IX industrial PC and PCA PowerStation |

Parker Hannifin releases IX industrial PC and PCA PowerStation

Parker Hannifin releases IX industrial PC and PCA PowerStation

March 29, 2016 - Parker Hannifin releases IX industrial PC that comes pre-loaded with InteractX supervisory HMI runtime software and the PCA Industrial PC PowerStation.

The IX/PCA’s fan-less design allows users to install-and-forget by avoiding the most common component failure in Industrial PCs—the fan. In addition, the IX/PCA’s vent-less design helps shield against metal filings and other contaminants from entering the unit, eliminating any need to internally dust or clean the unit. 
Often rigidity comes at the sacrifice of looks—this is not the case with the IX’s and PCA’s cast-aluminum frames. Coupled with a mechanically reinforced SSD and intensive shock and vibration specifications, the IX and PCA are meant to withstand the most intense industrial applications. Yet, their minimal bezels and cabinet depths provide a modern solution that reduces intrusion into the cabinet and minimizes installation area. 

Every application running on the IX and PCA will be powered with the 1.83 GHz and 4GB DDR3L RAM running an unstripped version of Windows Embedded Standard 7P (WES7P). The IX and PCA can communicate freely with multiple devices using dual-LAN, multiple USB, and traditional serial ports. With configurable RS232/422/485 the IX and PCA does not constrain your communication options. 

The IX, pre-loaded with the InteractX runtime, offers the software power, features, and flexibility normally reserved for SCADA-level applications in a robust, cost-effective hardware platform. InteractX is a data aggregator with pre-installed drivers capable of collecting information from PLCs, machine-level HMIs and other devices on the factory floor all into a single database. With support for Microsoft Access, SQL, Oracle and ODBC support, InteractX easily works in tandem with customers’ existing systems. InteractX database management allows for automatic table creation, multiple data logging types, and cache and forward data buffering for networked databases.

Its user-friendly, visual design interface includes styles and templates that enable multiple users to quickly build applications with a consistent “look and feel.” InteractX's toolbin allows custom tools or entire screens to be saved for drag-and-drop into other applications and easy sharing between designers. InteractX is also capable of screen/tag sharing with Interact Xpress, Parker’s machine-level software, reducing development time up to 80% when compared with traditional SCADA packages. 

InteractX’s built in 21CFR11 capabilities make the IX particularly attractive for food and beverage industry needing to provide the FDA with audit trails. In fact, this capability makes the IX attractive to any independent factory wanting to log operator changes or need operator authentication. Both the IX and PCA’s industrial ratings provide an attractive solution to OEM machine builders who desire a solution that reduces maintenance and downtime for themselves and the customers they serve.

About Parker Hannifin 
With annual sales of approximately $13 billion in fiscal year 2015, 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 has operations in 50 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 59 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index.