SKF offers new lubricant hose monitoring solution

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    2015 January 14, 14:00 CEST

    Gothenburg, 13, November 2014:  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.

    The SKF Hose connection control system is characterized not only by its reliability, but also by its simplicity. In comparison to other systems, no pressure rise or decline is required and then concerning sensor. Special pressure regulating valves or restrictors for checking the lines are eliminated. The comparative minimal number of components of this SKF systems, results in low costs even when retrofitting. Helpful to prevent costly bearing damage and unplanned downtime, the system can also reduce the risk of accidents and environmental pollution from leaking lubricant significantly. It can be used on metal and hose lines of the entire centralized lubrication system. In addition, it is simple to retrofit into existing lubrication systems and it is expandable at any time. Requiring either 12 or 24 VDC, each HCC unit can monitor up to 10 or 20 hoses depending on voltage.

    Operation of the SKF Hose connection control is not affected by line lengths, ambient temperature, pressure differential or pressure losses. Utilizing non-conductive lubricants or hydraulic fluids, the monitoring system has an operating pressure up to 300 bar (4,351 psi) and can be used in temperatures ranging from -40 °C to +70 °C (-40 °F to 158°F).

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

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    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 2013 were SEK 63,597 million and the number of employees was 48,401.

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