Parker Hannifin partners with Timestrip to develop custom service reminders

A pan-European aftermarket campaign launches this autumn for Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, aimed at stimulating maintenance and replacement business in the filtration and dryer business units.

Using a specially designed Timestrip® instruction card attached to all new installations and replacement components, engineers activate the Timestrip® at the time of  installation and the elapsed time shows customers when mission-critical servicing and
replacement anniversaries have arrived.

This initiative is a world first in the filtration and refrigeration markets, especially in the filter, dryer and chiller sectors, where lapses in maintenance schedules or component brand switching can cause system failure and invalidate warranty contracts.

Timestrip® indicators require no power source to maintain their elapsed time monitoring and are accurate to within 2 weeks over a 12 month period. The service
and installation teams simply activate the Timestrip® with finger pressure then peel and stick the Timestrip® indicator onto the high-visibility maintenance card, which is then secured near to the unit. End user Facility Managers can see at a glance when change
or maintenance schedules are approaching without ambiguity or the need for  expensive alternatives and the Timestrip® cannot be re-set once activated.

The roll out of the campaign will see a Timestrip® indicator attached to all mainstream Parker Hiross Zander products to encourage end users to change filter elements to maintain filtration quality and to promote service maintenance across their standard
operating procedures.

This is critical for example for maintaining pre-filters of refrigeration dryers where rust
or solid particle accumulation in the heat exchangers, which causes partial airflows and
can result in localized freezing and evaporator leakage. Therefore, the filter elements become essential to protecting the dryers and thus to maintain warranty coverage.

Speaking about the Timestrip® initiative, Hiross Zander Divisional Aftermarket & Technical Support Manager. Mark Harvey said: “We see Timestrip® as a key business partner for us going forward and are delighted with this cost-effective innovation.We expect to see a significant uplift in aftermarket sales and product loyalty as a result of this simple but highly affective solution to maintenance and replacement procedures – with end users benefitting
too, which is a great win/win proposition to take to market. ”

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