Equipment Management & Maintenance News
FLO Components Ltd. has announced its new partnership with RPM Industries LLC to sell and install their complete product line of centralized fleet fluid maintenance systems, effective May 1, 2016. With the RPM Industries product line, FLO Components Ltd. has a complete range of engine pre-lubrication and fluid evacuation technologies that automate routine maintenance of heavy equipment to save owners and dealers time and money.
Maintenance time and costs are reduced with a new consolidated maintenance protocol for all Genie GS-scissor lift models and Genie GTH telehandler models in North America. Following updated procedures and simplified intervals, the new Genie maintenance instructions provide rental store owners the flexibility needed to keep their equipment on rent longer while making routine tasks a priority.
Case Construction Equipment has announced the release of the 4-in-1 Systemgard Fluid Analysis Kit. The preventative maintenance tool provides a picture of fluid and internal system conditions without users having to disassemble the machine. It monitors system cleanliness and filtration efficiency, which helps extend the life of the machine and reduce replacement costs, and helps ensure equipment reliability and uptime.
Petro-Canada Lubricants, has reformulated its HYDREX line of hydraulic fluids to deliver leading wear protection, greater energy efficiencies, extended oil life and strong performance in wide temperature ranges. Customers have come to know HYDREX, an industry leader for more than a decade, as a high-performance fluid that exceeds the demands of today’s advanced hydraulic systems – even in harsh environments.
At Bauma 2016 Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is launching a new approach to how it offers services and solutions to customers. The new method gives greater clarity on both the range of services and solutions offered, and the value they deliver for customers’ operations and businesses. Volvo CE will also use the show for the international unveiling of its revolutionary Volvo Co-Pilot onboard services display, and advanced ‘Assist’ machine services – Dig Assist (pictured), Load Assist, Compact Assist and the soon-to-be available Pave Assist.
Bio-Circle, a division of Walter Surface Technologies, has added three new bio-renewable parts cleaning systems to its portfolio of products: CleanBox Compact S, CleanBox Maxi, and the CleanBox Mega. These new systems bring Bio-Circle’s eco-innovation to larger industrial parts washing processes.
The workhorse lead-acid battery handles the lion’s share of stored electrical power requirements in most of today’s mobile equipment and trucks. This includes VRLA, standard flooded, gel and the newer sealed AGM battery types.
For more than a century, maintenance and repair operations, as well as industrial production processes, have used solvents to clean contaminants from metal parts. However, as trichloroethylene (TCE) and other solvents have come under increased scrutiny for their health and environmental risks – and as more companies have come to understand the benefits of safe and sustainable operating practices – solvent users have been seeking greener, safer alternatives. With the emergence of aqueous (water-based) technology, there is a cost-effective, environmentally friendly option for cleaning and degreasing metal parts and components.
Thunder Creek Equipment‘s 50-gallon DEF Transport Tote – the DTT50 – provides easy transport of diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) to the field while maintaining DEF purity through the company’s exclusive 2-in-1 DEF pumping system. The tote fits easily in the standard bed of a pickup truck and is ideal for contractors and rental houses that are adding more Tier 4 Final fleet equipment that requires DEF.
‘4Site’ is a new project management service introduced by Terex Washing Systems (TWS) to specifically aid customers and distributors with the installation of TWS equipment, providing three tailored packages to choose from, Silver, Gold or Platinum. 4Site comprehensive management service provides enhanced reliable and efficient levels of support every step of the TWS installation. Each of the project management packages include four key steps and are supported by TWS at an international level through regional partners from its headquarters in Northern Ireland.
In order to meet goals for 2017 engines which will be more fuel-efficient and have fewer emissions, many next generation engines will run at higher operating temperatures. This will require changes in engine oil composition so that they can withstand more heat without sacrificing engine protection.