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Portable Hand-held Meter diagnoses hydraulics and pneumatics.
Press Release Summary:
December 12, 2013 - With scan rate of 1 ms and ability to measure pressure, flow, temperature, and rpm, SensoControl® Diagnostic Serviceman Plus™ provides maintenance and diagnostic data for hydraulics and pneumatics. Plug and Play automatic sensor recognition immediately scales measurement range, eliminating confusing setup routines. All measurements can be stored on nano USB drive or transferred to PC for analysis and documentation. Measuring 4 x 7 x 2 in., meter operates on rechargeable 3.7 V Li-Ion battery.
Original Press Release
Parker's New SensoControl® Serviceman Plus(TM) Hand-held Meter Provides Portable Maintenance and Diagnostic Data for Hydraulics and Pneumatics
Press release date: December 5, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS, MN, – Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, introduces the new SensoControl® Diagnostic Serviceman PlusTM, a robust, easy-to-use hand-held meter that provides portable maintenance and diagnostic data for hydraulics and pneumatics. Serviceman Plus features Parker’s “Plug and Play” automatic sensor recognition that immediately scales the measurement range, eliminating confusing and time-consuming setup routines.
With a scan rate of 1 ms and the ability to measure pressure, flow, temperature, and RPM (rotations per minute), Serviceman Plus is versatile for use with mobile and industrial systems.
The meter was designed to aid in the diagnostics and troubleshooting of everyday hydraulic and pneumatic problems commonly found on equipment in the following industries: power generation and renewable energy, off-highway construction, agriculture, military, industrial, and other heavy-duty equipment.
All measurements captured on the Serviceman Plus hand-held meter can be stored on a nano USB drive, or transferred to a PC for convenient analysis and documentation using the SensoWin software provided with the meter.
Other features of Parker’s Serviceman Plus include a robust design with an oil-resistant rubber protective cover for use in harsh or challenging conditions; IP67-rated protection in extreme conditions; large back-lit display for easy, quick readings in low light; rear panel integrated support for free-standing operation; intuitive operation; and MIN/MAX memory and differential measurements. With a small dimension of 4” x 7” x 2” including the protective cover, the lightweight diagnostic meter operates on a rechargeable 3.7-volt lithium ion battery.
Parker’s Quick Couplings Division sells the Serviceman Plus. According to Business Unit Manager Mario Calvo, “Serviceman Plus is a real advancement for maintenance and diagnostics in mobile and stationary hydraulic and pneumatic applications.” Calvo went on to note, “The small size, light weight, backlit display, rugged design, and ‘Plug and Play’ automatic sensor recognition designed into the Serviceman Plus make for quick, accurate readings, even in the most extreme conditions.”
Two versions of the Serviceman Plus are available: an analog version with two analog inputs, and a CAN version that supports up to three CAN sensors at one time.
The hand-held diagnostic meter can be purchased individually or as part of a Serviceman Plus kit. Serviceman Plus is part of the SensoControl Diagnostic line of portable and/or plumbed diagnostic meters, meter kits, and accessories that provide quick and easy viewing and collection of pressure, temperature, and flow data. The advanced SensoControl line allows users to address potential hydraulic and pneumatic problem spots in machinery operation, momentary pressure spikes, and flow surges. SensoControl products capture and record system data that mechanical measuring devices can’t detect, minimizing costly downtime and repairs.
For more information regarding Parker's Serviceman Plus and other SensoControl Diagnostic components, visit www.parker.com/sensocontrol, or contact the Parker Quick Coupling Division at 763-544-7781.
The Quick Coupling Division is dedicated to being a value-added partner and leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of high quality, push-to-connect couplings, as well as portable and installed data collection systems for the transportation, agricultural, industrial, life science, power generation, and utility markets.
With annual sales of $13 billion in fiscal year 2013, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company employs approximately 58,000 people in 49 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 57 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index. For more information, visit the company's website at www.parker.com, or its investor information website at www.phstock.com.
Business Unit Manager
Quick Coupling Division
Phone 763 544 7781