Staffordshire engineering firm, Turfmech Machinery, has launched a vibration-activated hour meter that will help machinery owners, operators and managers ensure that regular servicing schedules are carried out on time and in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations.
The instrument, known as Viba-Timer, is ideal also as a retro-fit addition to all equipment that has never previously had a regular servicing schedule, enabling such a schedule to be quickly and easily set-up for the machine by its manufacturer, supplying dealer, manager or user.
Suitable for attaching to any machine with no in-built means of recording operating hours, Turfmech's Viba-Timer hour meter uses a highly-sensitive vibration detection system to capture every movement of the machine to which it is fitted. The movement is recorded and displayed in hours and tenths of an hour on a clear quartz crystal display, which has a guaranteed accuracy of + or - 0.01 per cent.
An important feature of the Viba-Timer is that it requires no external power source and no wiring. All of the power needed is supplied by an internal battery with a working life of up to eight years.
Turfmech's customer service manager, Leigh Bowers, explained that the Viba-Timer hour meter had been developed initially to complement Turfmech's Service Plus scheduled maintenance scheme for turf and grounds care equipment.
"Many of the machines we accept onto the Service Plus scheme have no means of recording how many hours the machine has actually worked," he pointed out. "Unless the user keeps a record, it is very difficult for an owner, manager or operator to know with any degree of accuracy when the next service is due.
"By displaying the actual working hours of the machine to which it is fitted, Viba-Timer enables regular servicing and maintenance to be carried out as recommended and on schedule, ensuring that the machine continues to perform at peak performance with optimum safety, while also fulfilling all of the servicing requirements laid down within the warranty conditions."
Typical applications for the Viba-Timer include trailed and mounted mowers, top dressers, sprayers, aerators, scarifiers, debris blowers and collectors, cultivations equipment, fertiliser spreaders and many other horticultural, agricultural and industrial machines without an hour meter.
Priced at £110 (+ VAT), the Viba-Timer is available direct from Turfmech Machinery, telephone 01889 271503 or email email@example.com . For more details and a downloadable Viba-Timer brochure, customers should visit www.turfmech.co.uk
For further information, please contact:
Austin Jarrett, Managing Director or Leigh Bowers, Customer Service Manager
Turfmech Machinery Ltd
Staffordshire ST18 0PJ
Tel: 01889 271503 email: firstname.lastname@example.org