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SKF offers new lubricant hose monitoring solution

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

SKF today announced the introduction of the SKF Hose connection control (HCC) for monitoring lubrication lines on construction machines. Designed to check for ruptures in lubricant hoses, this unit alerts the machine operator immediately if there is a fault in the main line from the pump or in the feed lines to the lubrication point.

SKF Hose connection control

Economically priced and easy to operate, the SKF Hose connection control can help to prevent costly bearing damage and unplanned downtime. In addition, the risk of accidents and environmental pollution from leaking lubricant can be reduced significantly. Requiring either 12 or 24 V DC, the HCC unit can monitor from 10 to 20 hoses, depending on voltage. It is simple to retrofit into existing lubrication systems and is expandable at any time.

Operation of the SKF Hose connection control is not affected by line lengths, ambient temperature, pressure differential or pressure losses. Utilising non-conductive lubricants or hydraulic fluids, the monitoring system has an operating pressure up to 300 bar (4351 psi) and can be used in temperatures ranging from -40 to +70 °C (-40 to 158 °F).

The SKF Hose connection control includes the analyser unit, a connector that acts as an electric isolator between the lubrication line and the lubrication metering device, and a connection cable to the analyser. Lubricant hoses must conduct electricity.

Adapted from press release by Cecilia Rehn

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