Parker Hannifin starts new Life Sciences division

Cleveland, OH; Hollis, N.H.—To meet increasing demand for motion- and fluid-control expertise and single-source system solutions, Parker Hannifin Corp. has established a new Life Sciences business unit to help develop and deliver advances for this fast-growing market.


Cleveland, OH; Hollis, N.H.— To meet increasing demand for motion- and fluid-control expertise and single-source system solutions, Parker Hannifin Corp. has established a new Life Sciences business unit to help develop and deliver advances for this fast-growing market. The new unit includes Parker’s motion and control technologies, and delivers application-specific engineered solutions from large-scale to miniature integrated systems, such as closed-loop electronic pressure control. Unveiled at the recent LabAutomation 2004 event in San Jose, CA, the unit

'Our new Life Sciences business unit offers OEMs a single point of access to Parker's motion and fluid control core competencies,' says Don Washkewicz, Parker’s president and CEO. 'Establishing a business unit dedicated to this important market will foster collaboration with customers from concept through producing integrated systems and sub-assemblies.'

Bob Bond, president of Parker’s Automation Group, adds that, 'Parker is applying its system capabilities to the Life Sciences market to provide the highly specialized solutions this industry requires, much like our focused efforts to serve the unique needs of the aerospace industry.'

Because it will be part of Parker's Automation Group, the new unit will be based in Hollis, NH, at the headquarters of the firm’s Pneutronics division. The unit works with customers to develop and manufacture enabling technologies and integrated system solutions, such as miniature solenoid valves, miniature diaphragm pumps, filtration, seals, high-purity gas generators, motion controllers, stepper and servomotors, and robotic positioning equipment. The company says these components and subsystems are critical to the world's medical technologies and analytical instruments.

The company adds that its Life Sciences unit is incorporating several well-known Parker brands, including Pneutronics/General Valve, Compumotor, Daedal, Chomerics, Balston, Industrial Profile Systems and T Squared, which are currently used in many OEM applications in clinical chemistry, patient care and monitoring, drug discovery, genomics, proteomics, and pathogen detection.

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Jim Montague, news editor

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