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Parker launches portable unit for hydraulic oil contamination detection

Parker Hannifin, a manufacturer of motion and control technologies, has introduced the icountBSplus, a fully contained, portable bottle sampling system that uses laser particle counting technology to ensure the detection of contamination in hydraulic oils and hydrocarbon fuels.

The laser particle counting technology and Windows-based user interface can deliver results in 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 of the variables associated with traditional methods of contamination monitoring.

An integrated relative humidity moisture sensor is included to detect and report on the water content in the sample being tested. An additional sensor provides temperature monitoring while an external fluid supply adaptor facilitates sampling from a hydraulic pressure line.

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 an integrated USB port.

The icountBSplus is CE compliant and accredited to all particle counting standards, including ISO, NAS, AS and GOST as well as the latest ISO Medium Test Dust standards.