The Matrix Wireless Fluid Management System tracks, monitors, and reports the lubricating oil and fluids used in manufacturing and service applications. Components from Graco Inc., Minneapolis, include dispense meters, Tank Level Monitors (TLM), Transceivers, Pump Air Controls (PAC), and operating software. Matrix uses wireless technology to initiate dispense orders and monitor tank-level information by the transceiver. The PAC reduces unauthorized dispensing by turning the normally-closed pump-air supply “on” only when Matrix authorizes the dispense, which also eliminates the risk of pumping the fluid container dry if a leak develops downstream of the pump. Fourteen meters can be adapted to an oil bar configuration as well. The TLM monitors fluid levels in the tanks and can e-mail the data to oil distributors to prevent stock-out issues.
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