WICKLIFFE, OH - Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has revolutionized the hose assembly replacement process for thousands of customers worldwide through its Parker Tracking System® (PTS). With millions of recorded assets, PTS has become the premier choice for asset identification and tracking. Durable barcode labels attached to Parker hose assemblies and related products have made identifying and acquiring products faster, easier and more accurately than ever before.
Today Parker Hannifin is bringing the convenience and accessibility of this service to end users with the launch of PTS Mobile. With the growing demand for increased uptime and speed of service, PTS Mobile will enable users to initiate a replacement order directly at the point and time of need right from their smartphone.
By participating in the PTS program, the system captures detailed asset information, including:
Using their mobile device's camera to scan the barcode on the label, PTS will immediately verify the asset in our global database. Customers also have the option to manually enter the unique PTS ID number into the system. For products that are not tagged or hard to identify, customers can send a photo of the part to a distributor for identification assistance.
After identifying the product, PTS Mobile asks customers to confirm the results before locating a distributor based on ZIP code or GPS data. An email containing the assembly details is generated by the app which is then sent to the selected distributor for quoting and processing.
PTS Mobile will be available at no charge in both the Apple App Store and Android Marketplace.
The Parker Tracking System is an enterprise asset identification, tracking and management solution. This powerful tool is available on a growing number of Parker products and is offered through our channel partners and select OEMs worldwide.
PTS uses a Web-based application to generate a unique identification code that is attached to all hose assemblies. This unique code allows the user to efficiently manage and document inspection, maintenance and replacement activities, providing valuable uptime.
More information is available at parker.com/pts.
About Parker Hannifin's Hose Products Division
The Hose Products Division is a unit of Parker Hannifin Corporation's Fluid Connectors Group. The Group is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, and is the world's leading producer of tube fittings, rubber and thermoplastic hose and fittings, brass fittings and valves, quick-connect couplings and assembly tools.
With annual sales exceeding $13 billion in fiscal year 2012, 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 60,000 people in 48 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 56 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 web site at www.parker.com, or its investor information web site at www.phstock.com.
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