Wickliffe, OH — The Parker Tracking System (PTS) from Parker Hannifin Corporation, launched just over a year ago, now manages more than 1,000,000 uniquely identified hydraulic hose assemblies within its global database. Using this tagging and identification system helps Parker’s customers identify, track and replace hose assemblies with greater speed, accuracy and ease than previously possible.
“With PTS, our global OEMs and distributors can identify and replace hose assemblies with nothing more than the eight-digit alphanumeric code on the PTS label, which is a significant change in the way we can service our customers,” said Bill Sayavich, business development manager, Parker Hannifin Corporation, Hose Products Division.
“Customers can simply call ahead with the PTS ID number, giving their distributor advance notice and time to retrieve the assembly details from the system, including hose and fitting part numbers, assembly length, optional sleeving and accessories. With this detail in hand, the distributor can make the assembly and have it ready for pick-up when the customer arrives.”
“With more than 18 countries represented, this is truly a global system,” Sayavich said. “The same hose that is tagged by a distributor in Germany, for example, can be replaced in the United States, and vice-versa. With so much equipment being shipped all over the world these days, our global database enables Parker’s OEM customers to facilitate hydraulic hose replacement on their equipment, regardless of the country of origin. Equally important, the system can record specialized information such as pressure tests, certifications or even engineering drawings, as well as the ability to keep track of maintenance cycles for replacing old assemblies.”
The PTS system comprises a web-based software application along with Parker’s highly engineered labels and printer systems. Details can be found at www.parker.com/pts, where a copy of Parker’s PTS White Paper can also be downloaded.
The Hose Products Division is a unit of Parker Hannifin Corporation’s Fluid Connectors Group. The Group is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, and produces tube fittings, rubber and thermoplastic hose and fittings, brass fittings and valves, quick-connect couplings and assembly tools.