Hydraulic systems & components


Prevention is better than fix

1st Quarter 2018 Hydraulic systems & components

MP Filtri’s new LPA 3 third generation sensing unit allows quick and easy monitoring of solid particle pollution in hydraulic oil, avoiding costs linked to unnecessary replacement or damage due to contaminated lubricant. With a presence in most industrialised countries, the company has a workforce of more than 350, and designs, develops and manufactures a wide range of hydraulic filters as well as a complete line of components for power transmission and accessories for hydraulic units.

However, fitting high-performance filters appropriately in a hydraulic circuit is not enough to ensure the functionality of the circuit itself, especially in hostile environments, such as in agricultural applications. It is also essential to control the rate of pollution by solid particles in the oil quickly and frequently so as to be able to intervene promptly when necessary, while avoiding unnecessary replacement of filters and fluids.

The LPA3 measures and displays the level of contaminant particles, humidity, pressure and temperature in a hydraulic system. In addition it is programmable by the end-user and has a 25 cm diagonal colour touchscreen monitor interface.

Equipped with a memory capable of holding up to 4000 tests, it can be connected to any PC via a USB output. It is equipped with its own printer and can operate even in the absence of an electrical network, thanks to a rechargeable lithium battery.

For more information contact Haroun Pochee, Hydrasales, +27 (0)11 392 3736, harpo@hydrasale.co.za, www.hydrasale.co.za



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