SKF offers new sensor for lubricant reservoirs

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    2015 April 08, 14:00 CEST

    Gothenburg, 08, April 2015:  SKF today announced the introduction of the SKF Ultrasonic sensor to improve fill-level monitoring on SKF and Lincoln branded pumps and reservoirs with lubricant capacities in excess of five liters (1,321 US gal). Developed for oil and grease applications, the sensor provides both low-level and full-level messages for optimum operation.

    Virtually maintenance free, the SKF Ultrasonic sensor utilizes ultrasonic waves to provide a non-contact measurement of the distance to the lubricant surface. Depending on preset window limits, a distance proportional analog signal is output. The sensor’s two color LED indicates operation and the status of the analog output.

    Maintaining the appropriate amount of lubricant in the reservoir helps to avoid under-lubrication and possible equipment damage, while preventing overfilling reduces waste and protects the environment. The SKF Ultrasonic sensor also improves the reliability of monitoring the pump function. The new sensor is suitable for mining, rail, heavy industry and food and beverage applications, as well as any industry that uses large lubricant reservoirs.


    Aktiebolaget SKF
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    For further information, please contact:
    Press Relations: Monique Turner, +1 267 436 6836; +1 215 801 8722;  monique.turner@skf.com


    SKF is a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems, and services which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering consulting and training. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 15,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in 2014 were SEK 70,975 million and the number of employees was 48,593. www.skf.com

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