Wireless monitor flags impending hydraulic hose failure

Source: Eaton Hydraulics Business, Eden Prairie, Minn.

A breakthrough technology Eaton announced at ConExpo-Con/Agg and IFPE 2014 wirelessly monitors hydraulic hose assemblies and reports imminent failure in real time. The LifeSense system monitors up to 100 hoses and transmits data to a secure web portal where multiple users can check hydraulics’ operation status and set e-mail or text message alerts.

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Strong ConExpo-Con/Agg signals easing of protracted capital investment drought

Sources: Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Milwaukee; CP staff

ConExpo-Con/Agg and IFPE 2014 took center stage in Las Vegas March 4-8 with what organizers dub “tremendous energy and serious buyers,” as registration was just shy of 130,000, second only to the combined events’ 2005 staging, while new scale records were set with 2,400 exhibitors occupying 2.5 million sq. ft of indoor and outdoor space.

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