Hydroline launches predictive maintenance innovation

Hydroline launches predictive maintenance innovation

 

Hydroline Oy, the Finnish hydraulic cylinder manufacturer, launches LEO (Lifecycle Efficiency Online), the new-est R&D development on predictive maintenance technology for hydraulic cylinders. LEO’s proprietary algorithm analyzes lifecycle data coming straight from the hydraulic cylinder’s working environment, obtained by strategi-cally located built-in sensors. The IoT-system has been developed by Hydroline and patents are pending.

Predictability and visibility ensure that all hydraulic equipment are maintained and repaired before an unexpected failure, saving time and money. By predicting, maintaining and working without interruptions, the machine opera-tor will be able to increase the machine’s lifecycle and dedicate more time on getting the job done. “According to our research, the downtime of a mining machine can cause up to 50 000 euro expenses per hour. With LEO, we can eliminate the unpredictable interruptions, caused by cylinder failures, almost completely and maintain the cylinders on time. This increases the process productivity and safety remarkably. Therefore, the savings poten-tial is enormous.”, explains Manu Leinonen, VP Design and R&D from Hydroline

All LEO’s data is gathered from one or more cylinders and from a single or multiple machines, it can be automat-ically uploaded to the cloud, and is always safe and accessible online via a web portal or directly via the mobile app. LEO-technology includes a Predictive Maintenance module that can be installed to the cylinder when it is manufactured or added later to any of the already used hydraulic cylinders. Alternatively, the LEO Software can be integrated straight into the customer’s own control system.

In honor of Hydroline’s 55th anniversary on 2017, the company is introducing the innovation for the customers and entire hydraulic industry. The similar Predictive Maintenance concept in the field of hydraulic cylinders does not exist in the markets yet. The innovative LEO concept will be premiered at Hannover Messe in Germany 24th-28th April 2017. For more information about LEO, please visit www.hydrolinegroup.com/innovation/leo

CONTACTS

Mikko Laakkonen, CEO | +358 40 505 1625 | mikko.laakkonen@hydroline.fi

Manu Leinonen, VP Design and R&D | +358 44 765 7047 | manu.leinonen@hydroline.fi

Arto Miettinen, VP Sales | +358 44 765 7084 | arto.miettinen@hydroline.fi


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