Fluid Analysis

Reveal problems with your machine before it fails with KOWA Fluid Analysis

  • Identify problems before they cause expensive downtime
  • Maximize component and machine life
  • Schedule repairs based upon actual machine conditions

Periodic fluid analyses pinpoint equipment problems by providing detailed information on contaminants in the fluids, so you can make informed decisions about when components may need to be replaced.

Why oil and wear analysis?

Every component lubricated with oil will experience normal wear rates. As these parts wear, particles will appear in the oil that can be detected through regular sampling. Fluid analysis will identify abnormal increases in contaminants that can be precursors to potential problems, allowing for preventive service before total failure occurs.

Laboratory analysis

C.N. Wood relies on five ISO accredited laboratories across North America to ensure the highest degree confidence in your fluid analysis. We offer next day turnaround for routine analysis and compare every result to Komatsu guidelines to ensure testing accuracy.

Online reports

The KOWA Lube Oil Analysis Management System (LOAMS) provides you immediate, 24/7 online access to reports, data, graphs, transit time statistics, and other information about your fluid analysis. Customizable reports can be generated and email notifications scheduled to make sure you have the most relevant information delivered to you as quickly as possible.

How often should samples be provided?

Each machine is unique, so be sure to check your manufacturer's maintenance guideline for your model. Increasing the testing frequency is recommended if your machine is operating under stressful conditions.

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