Smarter way to monitor oil levels


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FUCHS Lubricants has introduced a system which allows farmers to keep an eye on their oil levels at the push of a button, from anywhere in the world.

FUCHS’ Smart-Level remotely monitors every bulk tank used in the agricultural arena, giving complete visibility to the user of current oil stocks.

Low volume triggers can be set to alert farmers when an order needs to be placed, meaning they should never run dry. Smart-Level also removes the responsibility from an individual to physically check the tank levels using the traditional dipstick method, in turn reducing costs and increasing working efficiencies.

Paul Wood, regional sales manager at FUCHS, said: “Smart-Level is a fantastic initiative and has had a very positive response from our existing customers in agriculture and other sectors – and it has also supported us in gaining new contracts.

“The system keeps an eye on lubricant levels in any tank so you don’t have to worry about it and you can concentrate on other elements of the business.

“With remote access, it means that the data can be accessed anywhere from a phone or a tablet.

“We can agree a trigger point with a customer so that when the level reaches a certain point, an email or a text is sent informing them that it’s time for a top-up.

“We know that lubricants are a crucial part of farming machinery and there are key times of the year that it simply has to be fully operational. Smart-Level means there’s one less thing to worry about.”

The Smart-Level web dashboard presents all the level and usage data that farmers need in a clear format that is easy to navigate.

The smartphone app is perfect for people who need an at-a-glance overview of the lubricant levels of up to five tanks at any one time.

There is also a sudden drop alert, which tells farmers if lubricants are being used at an unusually high level, which could point to other problems.

The system also has health and safety advantages as staff no longer need to climb on tanks to view inside. This helps to keep insurance premiums and accident claims down. Smart-Level also has compliance advantages.

Smart-Level can also be used in the automotive and commercial vehicle sectors, along with other industries such as plant and construction and factories and manufacturing.