IoT & Connectivity - technological innovation
The field of our industry is changing all the time – and that’s why we need to stay on top of the game.
Hydroline’s innovative and reliable R&D team constantly searches solutions to the most current technological problems. We stay on top of the newest trends and proactively provide our customers information on how we are able to serve them and remain the best players in the industry. Even though we are a hydraulic cylinder manufacturer at the moment, we have turned our mindset ready for the future and develop the solutions of tomorrow.
We know that the digitalization has brought new challenges to hydraulics and the new possibilities need to be explored all the time.
Technological development has never been this fast. In addition, 2020 and its challenges seemed to exceed the speed even more and the possibilities in electrification and digitalization seem endless. However, we cannot turn our backs to traditional technologies completely. We can be sure that hydraulics will be a large part of the machinery for the next Century ahead. Maybe even longer because it’s difficult to predict the new technologies that will surface as we advance exponentially forward.
Hydroline LEO – the World’s first and only intelligent tool for linear actuator monitoring.
LEO gives you the possibility to provide even more efficient, ecological and contented service for your customers. With LEO, you are able to
→ recognize maintenance needs and plan the downtime
→ recognize stress points of a process
→ create client profiles for designed insurance plans
→ prove reliability of machine components
→ train machine operators.
Today, we are able to gather an incredible amount of data from a machine’s cylinders. With LEO, we can individualize the data and also analyze it. With LEO, you are able to monitor chamber pressures, cylinder position, operating temperature, oil cleanliness and GPS location of the machine. LEO data tells you everything you need to know about your machine’s cylinders.
LEO: The predictive maintenance solution for hydraulic cylinders
Previously, it was possible to gather data from cylinders, however there were no means to analyse the data and to actually use it for anything. That is why Hydroline developed LEO. The data is collected from the cylinder with a LEO hardware (Scout) that is attached to the cylinder. One hardware can be attached up to 10 different cylinders or it can also be fitted to a fleet of machines with multiple cylinders. Cylinders need to have sensors – the minimum requirement is a pressure sensor that measures the pressure inside the cylinder.
How to utilize LEO's data
LEO, the predictive maintenance tool for hydraulic cylinders, is a system with which we are able to gather data from machine’s hydraulic cylinders. With the gathered data, we can produce information about the hydraulic cylinder’s activity and condition. To learn more about LEO, read our previous posts about it. In this blog we’ll tell you about how we are able to utilize it in different situations and how it can be used as a part of decision making.
Installation of LEO
On site, hydraulic cylinders face even the most harsh conditions and impurities which may cause cylinders to break. In order to avoid this, Hydroline has developed LEO, a system which can prevent your hydraulic cylinder from breaking down during work. This time we will tell a little bit about how LEO is installed and what is the installation project like. The commissioning of LEO is done with two or three steps, depending on the situation.