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Total Health Management of Fluid Power and Lubrication Systems

Parker’s NEW Metal Wear Debris Sensor

A unique solution for continuous monitoring of presence and trend development of metallic wear debris in systems.

Effective integration of metallic wear particle detection contributes to avoid unexpected system failure.

A NEW addition to Parker Hannifin’s Condition Monitoring range – the second generation Metallic Wear Debris Sensor, has been designed especially for applications calling for continuous detecting and trend measurement of metallic wear debris.

It is known in the market that particles result from wear processes in hydraulic and lubrication systems. It is imperative to know, not just the number of particles which pass through your system, but also the size and metallic composition. The latest generation of our metal wear debris sensors goes beyond normal protection systems, offering real-time monitoring of the contamination in the system. This allows system users or service organisations to take immediate action on the first indication of change, thereby preventing all types of failures to system components.

System Safety and Reliable operation by putting the system users or service organisation in control.

The Parker Kittiwake Metal Wear Debris sensor measures particles sizes from 40 micron to over 1000 micron. Using proven inductive coil technology, it enables continuous measurement of metallic wear debris in hydraulic and lubrication systems. Smart algorithms provide information about the particle size distribution count, differentiating between ferrous and non-ferrous wear particles.  Our DebriScan software puts the user in control by offering a customised communication between the metal wear debris sensor and main system controller.

The severity of problems increases with the escalation in the production of larger wear debris particles.

With both digital and analogue outputs, the metal wear debris sensor can be easily integrated into existing condition monitoring and operating systems. Whether it’s validating the health of the system or alerting wear patterns, the sensor provides instant information, complementing existing laboratory oil analysis programmes and helping the user make informed maintenance planning decisions

Proven Technologies for demanding industries

Parker Kittiwake Metal Wear Debris Sensors are applied in a wide variety of demanding industries like:

  • Oil & Gas market Top Drives, Mud Pumps
  • Marine propulsion systems
  • Wind Turbine gear boxes
  • Industrial Power Train Drives 


Advantages of the Parker Kittiwake 2nd generation Metallic Wear Debris Sensor:

  • Robust design of sensor with improved IP67 rating
  • Wider detection range of particle sizes
  • Differentiate Fe- particles from other metal type particles
  • Improved DebriScan software for system-tailored communication between sensor and system
  • Ethernet and RS485, CANopen, analogue and alarm line communication protocols
  • ATEX certified version (on request)
  • ½ ”BPS connections for quick and easy installation


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