Donaldson offers monitoring for heavy duty engines

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Filter Minder wireless sensors and receivers send filter performance data to the Cloud.
Filter Minder wireless sensors and receivers send filter performance data to the Cloud.

After 18 months of successful field testing, the Donaldson Company is now offering its Filter Minder wireless monitoring system for air filters on heavy-duty engines, including installation and support to optimise fleet maintenance practices in off-road equipment and on-road truck fleets.

Filter Minder wireless sensors and receivers send filter performance data to the Cloud and predictive analytics inform users when filters are approaching the end of their optimal life. System components can be installed on equipment in minutes, without hardwiring or an additional cellular device.

Nate Zambon, director of Filter Minder at Donaldson, said: “Maintenance managers can now make informed air filtration maintenance decisions about when to conduct maintenance and maximise the life of a filter, instead of changing filters based upon time or distance intervals.”

Donaldson is now field testing its wireless fuel and hydraulic filter restriction monitoring, as well as engine oil condition monitoring. It will be the first time wireless IoT technology is tested across major air and fluid filtration applications on heavy-duty equipment, with the benefit of optimising fluid and filtration maintenance.