Perkins caps 85 years

By Mike Hayes for,
13 September 2017


Perkins Engines has revealed a world first – an oil filler cap that tells you when to change your oil.

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Perkins’ SmartCap

The device was unveiled by the firm at its 85th anniversary gala dinner, which took place within the UK’s Peterborough Cathedral.

Working with the free Perkins smart phone My Engine app, the SmartCap can track machine uptime, notify of service requirements and offer real-time location information. Continue reading “Perkins caps 85 years”

Hitachi’s oil sensors

By Sandy Guthrie for,
8 September 2017

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Hitachi’s new oil sensor monitors the quality of an excavator’s engine and hydraulic oil

New oil sensors on Hitachi machines are claimed to be the first of their kind in the construction industry.

Hitachi said it had developed the innovation as part of its ConSite remote fleet monitoring system. It said it extracted data from two sensors that monitored the quality of an excavator’s engine and hydraulic oil, all of the time. Continue reading “Hitachi’s oil sensors”