On-Site Analysis, Inc.'s (OSA) most advanced analyzer, the OSA4 MicroLab, moves fluids testing out of the laboratory to the customer’s location where timely results can be critical to heading off equipment failure. Now, by just selecting the “start” command, all levels of service personnel can do sophisticated diagnostic testing for all types of lubricants in less than 12 minutes.
The OSA4MicroLab uses leading-edge, proprietary technology and advanced software analytics to instantly capture data about a sample, compare it to ASTM testing standards, identify the lubricant’s condition, and if contaminants are found, send the operator warning alerts and actionable next-step advice. For businesses currently sending 50 to 75 tests a month to independent laboratories, the capital costs of the OSA4 MicroLab pay out in a few months and generate on-going savings in costs per test. For large customers, OSA analyzers have reduced their maintenance costs by millions of dollars annually.
The OSA4MicroLab contains an infrared spectrometer, built-in dual temperature viscometer, and integrated particle-counter, so all types of lubricants can be tested from engine oil to fluids for hydraulics, transmissions, power steering, gearboxes, differentials, and generators. This advanced analyzer can identify the presence of up to 20 metals, measures physical property levels for fuel dilution, glycol, nitration, oxidation, soot (diesel engines only), and water, as well as Identifies the test fluid’s Total Base Number (TBN). All of this functionality is self-contained in a table-top console that has an amazingly small footprint of 24 inches by 24 inches.