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Controls specialist RDM strikes global partnership with valve specialist Parker Hannifin

Two companies aim to ‘redefine stepper control’ with flexible stepper valve control solution for retail sector

RDM and Parker have entered into an exclusive partnership to deliver a flexible stepper valve control solution for the retail sector, with the ambtious aim of redefining stepper control.

Parker is a world-leading manufacturer of highly engineered components and systems that facilitate motion and the controlled flow of liquids and gases for a wide variety of markets. RDM is an industry leader in HVACR control and remote monitoring, providing energy management solutions that deliver cost savings from 10 per cent to over 50 per cent for some of the world’s leading retailers.

RDM said that as it was experiencing rapid growth globally, it recognised that to offer the best solution to its customers, a strategic partnership with a company such as Parker was the best approach. The company said: “Parker’s focus for solving some of the world’s greatest engineering challenges fits perfectly with RDMs passion for designing products that break away from the industry standard, helping customers achieve goals with minimal investment.”  

The partnership ensures that customers can purchase a solution that is highly cost-effective, the company added: “Parker’s skill in manufacturing premium valves for use in hydraulic, pneumatic, instrumentation, refrigeration and aerospace applications, fused with RDMs design innovations will allow companies to achieve new levels of efficiency, effectiveness and customer satisfaction.”

The first fruit of the collaboration is the RDM Intuitive Stepper Valve Pack, which includes the new RDM Mains Intuitive Mercury Stepper controller, temperature probes and a stepper valve, from the Parker SER AA to D range. With internal or remote display options, the Intuitive Mercury Stepper controller is based on the existing low-voltage Intuitive Mercury Stepper platform, with the same advanced features and functionality, but with the addition of being mains powered and suitable for use worldwide.

Andrew Chandler, RDM Managing Director said: “Parker delivers the best valves in the world, and was the obvious choice when we were looking for a partner to deliver a turnkey stepper valve control solution. RDM products are transforming the way people work not just in the UK but worldwide, so we wanted the RDM team to stay focused on enhancing our already powerful range, and creating exciting new products.”

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