Parker Hannifin Wins 2016 AHR Expo Innovation Award Honorable Mention for Sporlan Refrigeration Troubleshooting App

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Washington, MO, November 2015 – Sporlan Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, recently learned that the Sporlan Refrigeration Troubleshooting App, designed to assist field technicians of all skill levels with troubleshooting components of a Direct Expansion (DX) refrigeration system received the 2016 AHR Expo Innovation Award Honorable Mention for the Software Category. The annual awards competition honors the most inventive and original HVACR products, systems, and technologies showcased at each year’s AHR Expo.

Overview –

Sporlan Refrigeration Troubleshooting App was designed to assist field technicians of all skill levels with troubleshooting all components of a Direct Expansion (DX) refrigeration system. The App utilizes 80 Years’ worth of experience in the HVACR industry to provide the best troubleshooting information. The app also allows the technician to take notes while troubleshooting the system. The app has two mode to assist different levels of technicians.

Guided Mode –

This mode steps the User through a series of Yes or No troubleshooting questions to get to the root cause of the problem. It goes through all aspects of a DX refrigeration system and gives the technician 7 areas to start from. This modes is focused on the newer technician base and teaches them a good process to follow when troubleshooting DX systems.

Expert Mode –

This modes breaks down troubleshooting into 6 sections to get to the root cause of the problem. It gives a drop-down list in each section where an experienced technicians can quickly get to a proposed corrective action. This mode is setup to give a checklist of possible scenarios for an experienced technician, for them to ensure they haven’t missed something.

Notepad –

This feature allows technicians to make notes, record memos, capture pictures, or even record a video. Once the notes is created and all information is collected, the User has options to Email the information, Message the information, Print the information, save the information on iCloud, or send the information to Dropbox. This is a great way for a User to provide proof of work to a boss or customer.

Winners are selected by a panel of third-party ASHRAE member judges who evaluated all award entries based on innovative design, creativity, application, value, and market impact. Award winners will be recognized in a formal ceremony at the 2016 AHR Expo, set for January 25-27 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

With annual sales of approximately $13 billion in fiscal year 2015, 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 55,000 people in 50 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 59 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 www.parker.com, or its investor information website at www.phstock.com.