Detection and characterization of wear particles of universal tractor oil using a particles size analyzer
¹Technical University in Zvolen, Faculty of Faculty of Environmental and Manufacturing Technology, Department of Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering and Desing, Študentská 26, SK 96053, Zvolen, Slovak Republic
²Czech University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Quality and Dependability of Machines, Kamycka 129, CZ 16521, Praque 6, Czech Republic
Oil contamination is the most common and serious source of machine failure. Therefore, lubrication oil testing and analysis is one of the most important condition monitoring (CM) techniques for machinery maintenance and failure diagnosis. Oil analysis consists of determination of physical-chemical properties, contamination and wear debris analysis (WDA). One of the modern methods how to detect wear particles is LaserNet Fines (LNF). The technology is an extension of effective laboratory microscope analysis and was developed specifically to address the shortfalls of monitors that measure only particle size or elemental concentration. Universal tractor oil (UTTO) is the multipurpose oil for the lubrication of the transmission, rear axle, differential, wet brakes, and hydraulic system fed by the common oil reservoir.