The Filtration and Separation Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation has announced its participation in the Rockwell Automation Encompass TM Product Partner Program. This program will allow Rockwell customers to quickly locate complementary products that best solve any application challenge, specifically wet electrical cabinets found in wash down areas of meat, dairy, beverage and other industrial plants. Parker Hannifin manufactures the Balston Cabinet Dryers which are designed to eliminate moisture and dust inside electrical cabinets and control panels. These Cabinet Dryers are critical components that extend and enhance Rockwell Automation installations.
The Cabinet Dryers utilize hollow fiber membrane technology to create a dry air purge without the use of electricity or moving parts. They are ruggedized for placement in wash down areas and will eliminate electrical component failures saving customers thousands of dollars in component costs and process down time. The high efficiency coalescing prefilter removes oil, dirt and liquid water (should this really say liquid water?) commonly found in compressed air systems. The hollow fibers reduce the dewpoint of the air to provide a clean dry atmosphere inside the electrical cabinet. Markets served include meat and beverage, oil and gas, water/wastewater, and other industrial installations. The dryers also create a slight positive pressure to keep out unwanted dust found in mines, bakeries, cement factories, foundries and other dusty environments.
“Parker Balston’s cabinet dryers offer the best solutions to wet electrical panels and will be promoted by Rockwell Automation,” said Suzanne Kerner, Encompass program manager. “Additionally, Parker is eligible for Encompass Partner benefits, such as participation in the annual Automation Fair, the trade show targeted to automation professionals. Through collaboration with Rockwell Automation, Parker will succeed in helping its customers improve time to market, lower total cost of ownership, better manage assets, and lower manufacturing business risk.”
“We are excited about the opportunity to partner with Rockwell Automation’s Encompass Program in order to share the benefits of the cabinet dryer to a broad market of customers unfamiliar with the Parker Balston brand,” explained David Connaughton Product Manager at Parker’s Filtration and Separation Divison. “Being an Encompass Partner will offer many opportunities to share our industry-leading solution within the Rockwell Automation network of customers.”
Parker Hannifin Filtration & Separation division participates as an EncompassTM Product Partner in the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetworkTM. Through Encompass Product Partners, customers can quickly locate complementary products that best solve any application challenges. These products are critical components or connectivity solutions that extend and enhance Rockwell Automation installations.
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Parker Hannifin’s Filtration and Separation Division is the worldwide leader in filtration, separation, and gas generation products serving a wide range of industries from manufacturing to transportation; and from life sciences to food and beverage.