Press Release Summary:
Engineered to prevent rapid oil loss, engine damage, and oil leakage into environment, SMART-O features heat-resistant rubber O-ring, which expands by up to 20% upon contact with hydrocarbons contained in engine oil. O-ring grips directly into oil pan threads, preventing loosening of plug from vibration while driving. By design, plug does not require excessive torque to achieve tight fit, which minimizes risk of cross-threading or thread stripping of oil pan.
Original Press Release:
Rapidfix Launches SMART-O - An Intelligent Oil Drain Plug
Rapidfix launches SMART-O - an intelligent oil drain plug, engineered to prevent rapid oil loss, engine damage and oil leakage into the environment.
Rapidfix Industrial launches SMART-O - an intelligent oil drain plug which is engineered to prevent a series of costly mishaps, such as oil pan thread damage and rapid oil loss which can lead to engine damage and oil leakage into the environment.
The SMART-O plug features a special rubber O-ring which expands by up to 20% upon contact with hydrocarbons contained in engine oil. The use of intelligent material technologies gives this plug key advantages over regular OEM oil drain plugs:
Rapidfix, in conjunction with their key strategic partner and US distributor, Branick Industries of Fargo, ND first showcased the SMART-O plug during the Las Vegas iFLEX expo on April 24-28 2010. The innovation received a strong response from industry insiders and the SMART-O plug is now being made available throughout leading lube shop operators in the US since June 2010.