Industrial Utility Efficiency

Parker Transair Unveils New Wireless Monitoring System for Compressed Air Piping




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Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technology, is bringing customers the next evolution in compressed air piping, which allows end users to remotely monitor their compressed air piping system’s critical functions and keep productivity flowing.

SCOUT Technology, a wireless condition monitoring system, enables plant personnel to monitor compressed air piping systems, receive alerts regarding system changes, and obtain critical data on five key performance metrics (pressure, power, temperature, humidity, and flow) to help reduce downtime and increase productivity. A user-friendly, cloud-based wireless interface makes it easy for users to view and analyze data to ensure the system is running at optimum levels.

Fully customizable alerts forewarn plant personnel of any compressed air performance changes, allowing a service technician to address a maintenance issue before it could result in higher maintenance cost and unscheduled downtime. Monitoring this information allows users to identify and address performance issues before they damage expensive equipment. SCOUT Technology helps users keep overall costs down by avoiding unnecessary downtime and prolonging the life of job-critical equipment.

“Being able to accurately monitor this data is critical for end users, because compressed air systems are very complex and tend to grow over time,” says Kyri McDonough, Marketing Services Manager for Parker’s Fluid Systems Connectors Division. “Our state-of-the-art cloud-based wireless solution enables end users to monitor their compressed air system 24 hours a day through a Web-based dashboard, providing customers with both a quick snapshot and a complete in-depth analysis of the demand.”

SCOUT Technology augments Parker’s already widely popular Transair aluminum piping system. Known for its high performance and versatility in a wide range of industries, Transair’s guaranteed leak-free components and ‘full bore’ design make it ideal for use with compressed air, vacuum, and inert gas systems. Designed to be leak-free and easy to install, Transair ensures a long life of providing consistently clean, quality air.

“With Transair’s lightweight components and quick-connect interlocking design, labor accounts for just 20% of overall installation costs, saving end users money right out of the gate,” McDonough says. “Pairing a Transair system with SCOUT Technology will further a company’s savings by helping to


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SCOUT Technology is simple to install and easy to use. The product is available immediately from Parker’s wide array of distributors and resellers. For more information, visit


About Parker Hannifin’s Fluid System Connectors Division

Parker’s Fluid System Connectors Division (FSC) has a wide array of products and services to help you get the job done. From prototypes, new products, design improvements, and manufacturing efficiencies, our engineers are working to help our customers accomplish their goals. Utilizing state-of-the-art technologies, we can provide a high level of field support and customer design work. FSC has six locations across North America – Otsego and Lakeview, Michigan, Kent, Ohio, Albion, Indiana, Mesa, Arizona, and Tijuana, Mexico. FSC is ISO 9001 approved.


About Parker Hannifin

With annual sales of \$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 or its investor information website at