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LOW SHEAR VISCOSITY SENSOR

The low shear ViSmart viscosity sensor was used to collect real-time viscosity data in an oil aging detection application and it yielded exemplary results. The testing, conducted by a major manufacturer of fluid management systems for industrial applications to determine repeatability and reproducibility, was carried out across the entire temperature spectrum ranging from 0 degrees C to 105 degrees C for a gearbox-specified commercial oil. It demonstrated that the ViSmart viscosity sensor detected change in oil condition as a function of viscosity to an accuracy and repeatability value of one percent. The low shear ViSmart viscosity sensor uses robust and reliable semiconductor technology, has no moving parts, and is sealed for complete immersion. It is unaffected by vibration or flow conditions, does not need field calibration and is packaged in a very portable, lightweight size of 0.5 by 3.0 inches and eight ounces.

Low shear ViSmart viscosity sensor successfully tested in an oil aging detection application

The low shear ViSmart viscosity sensor was recently used to collect real-time viscosity data in an oil aging detection application and has yielded exemplary results. The testing, conducted by a major manufacturer of fluid management systems for industrial applications to determine repeatability and reproducibility, was carried out across the entire temperature spectrum ranging from 0 degrees C to 105 degrees C for a gearbox-specified commercial oil and demonstrated that the ViSmart viscosity sensor detected change in oil condition as a function of viscosity to an accuracy and repeatability value of one percent. Vectron is presently working with the manufacturer to integrate the ViSmart sensor into its fluid management systems. “Our ViSmart viscosity sensor is designed to provide instantaneous sample and/or continuous, real-time, in-process viscosity measurements for process control environments requiring high resolution and accuracy in low- to mid-range viscosity fluids,” said Kerem Durdag, director of business development, SAP business, Vectron International. The low shear ViSmart viscosity sensor uses robust and reliable semiconductor technology, has no moving parts, and is sealed for complete immersion. It is unaffected by vibration or flow conditions, does not need field calibration and is packaged in a very portable, lightweight size at 0.5 by 3.0 inches and eight ounces.