Motion and Control technology expert, Parker Filtration, has launched the industry’s first condition monitoring app – the Hydraulic Filter Division Europe’s ConMon.

The contemporary solution is available free from the iTunes appstore. Designed to measure the degree of filtration required by Parker Hannifin systems, the device measures the frequency at which fluids should be tested via iPhone, iPad or iTouch.

According to the manufacturer, the new app offers a, “swift and convenient way to ensure that hydraulic oil and fuel systems are safe from contamination, reducing the costly delays caused by equipment failure and downtime.”

Shaun Skilton, Product Manager for Parker Hannifin Hydraulic Filter Division, Europe’s Condition Monitoring Business Unit, commented, “We’ve given presentations and literature to sales staff and customers before, but it seemed to me that what they really need is the ability to gather specific information quickly and easily, on the spot, to evaluate the performance of any given system. Now that so many people are using smart phones it seemed that such devices offered a convenient and powerful way to make that evaluation possible.”

The ConMon app features two main programs, the ISO Code Generator and Frequency analyser. Both assets are reported to be a hit with customers already. Skilton added, “Our sales people are very happy because the app enables them to answer the most important questions that customers ask there and then. And this is only the beginning. Once our customers discover ConMon, there’s a whole range of additional features we have lined up to add to the app.”