Parker Hannifin has introduced the compact, icountBSplus, a fully contained, portable bottle sampling system that uses laser particle counting technology to ensure the fast and accurate detection of contamination in hydraulic oils and hydrocarbon fuels.
A key component of the fluid-particle analysis and monitoring portfolio, the icountBSplus helps improve the reliability, productivity, and profitability of production equipment and processes. The icountBSplus’ portability, robust features and ease of use allows taking it to a fixed location laboratory or on portable contamination testing in a wide range of industries including oil and gas, aerospace, agriculture, and construction.
The particle counter and intuitive Windows based user interface can deliver results in as little as 15 seconds. A front loading, sample-bottle chamber provides a controlled environment where every sample is degassed using suppressed, clean, air prior to delivery to the measurement cell via a fixed displacement pumping system. This helps eliminate many variables associated with traditional contamination monitoring methods. An integrated relative humidity moisture sensor detects and report on the water content in a sample. An additional sensor provides accurate temperature monitoring while an external fluid supply adaptor facilitates sampling from a hydraulic pressure line.
“Proactive maintenance of oils and fuels reduces the risk of system failure and the associated costs, which is crucial to deliver operational and cost efficiencies in today’s market,” says Parker’s industrial business development manager Matt Fielder. “Customer feedback and extensive R&D has led to the significant developments making up the icountBSplus that will improve performance and maintain ease of use. Easy to use products that provide instant results are crucial in delivering successful asset maintenance and care.”
“Along with the addition of sensors and the fluid supply adaptor, we have also included a high-resolution interactive touch-screen. On-screen icons make set-up quick and simple with the ability to control the stylus and set test parameters. The internal software is available in 12 languages, making the touch-screen interface and controls user friendly,” says Fielder.
Data from more than 500 tests can be stored in the built-in memory or printed with the integrated thermal printer. Results may also be downloaded at any time for analysis using common applications such as Microsoft Office. Any future software upgrades can be uploaded to the unit via a convenient, integrated USB port.
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