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HydraForce partners with Tan Delta Systems to provide real-time oil quality data

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HydraForce, a manufacturer of hydraulic valves and manifolds, has partnered with Tan Delta Systems, a manufacturer of real-time oil quality monitoring sensors and systems, to provide valuable real-time data about machine oil quality and expand its capabilities within the telematics market.

Russ Schneidewind, Director of Business Development at HydraForce, said: “We’re constantly looking for innovative ways to help our customers monitor their equipment and share valuable insights to manage their fleet more efficiently, reduce service costs and improve uptime. This partnership allows us to offer a state-of-the-art oil conditioning sensor, that can be easily incorporated into the design of a manifold assembly using HydraForce cartridge valves to continuously monitor oil conditions.”

The Tan Delta sensor works by providing a full-spectrum holistic (FSHTM) oil quality analysis, which continuously monitors the ratio of two key measurements, capacitance and conductance, to provide a real-time measurement (permittivity). This sensor technology enables users to observe any changes within the oil composition, including signs of contamination or abnormalities in the oil chemistry.

Jason Sharpe, Tan Delta Systems, commented: “By combining the electronic controller architecture with telematics, users will have access to real-time data and ongoing alerts of oil conditions. This will help prevent excessive wear of hydraulic components and catastrophic failures that can occur when machines are in operation, resulting in increased productivity and reduced machine downtime and maintenance costs.”

Through accurate monitoring of oil health, maintenance scheduling can also be optimised as equipment is serviced only when required, and operators can rest assured that any unexpected changes in the oil condition will be immediately reported and detected. This can extend the life of equipment and machine health, as optimal oil conditions prevent unnecessary wear and tear.

HydraForce’s new technology is ideal for use in a variety of industries where high-value equipment requires a reliable oil condition monitoring system to ensure maximum equipment uptime, including agriculture, construction, material handling, and mining.

This news follows HydraForce’s recent partnership with Elevat IoT. As part of the Elevat IoT subscription with HydraForce, operators use an application that can be paired with the Tan Delta oil conditioning sensor. This application will visualise data and provide customised alerts to inform the operator or owner when hydraulic fluids require maintenance.

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