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SKF recently introduced a new hose connection control (HCC) for monitoring lubrication lines on construction machines. Designed to check for ruptures in lubricant hoses, the 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 hose connection control not only can help prevent costly bearing damage and unplanned downtime but also reduce the risk of accidents and environmental pollution from leaking lubricant. Requiring either 12- or 24-volt DC power, the HCC unit can monitor 10 to 20 hoses, depending on voltage. It is also expandable and easy to retrofit into existing lubrication systems.
Operation of the unit 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 70 to minus 40 degrees C (158 to minus 40 degrees F).
The hose connection control includes an 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.
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