MiniLab 53

Next generation on-site oil analysis system for industrial machinery

The MiniLab 53 delivers comprehensive on-site oil analysis, providing immediate actionable results, saving time and reducing costs.

Increase equipment availability by reducing unexpected downtime


Early identification and trending of machinery wear and failure modes allows preventative maintenance before a catastrophic failure occurs
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The MiniLab 53 delivers comprehensive on-site oil analysis, providing immediate actionable results, saving time and reducing costs.

Increase equipment availability by reducing unexpected downtime
  • Early identification and trending of machinery wear and failure modes allows preventative maintenance before a catastrophic failure occurs
  • MiniLab 53 measures oil chemistry, sources of contamination and machinery wear debris
  • Makes it easy to track and trend the key oil parameters necessary for optimizing Machinery Health™

Reduce maintenance costs
  • Extends component lifetime through effective contamination control
  • Proactively schedule maintenance based on the predictive analytics of machine wear,rather than reacting to unexpected component failure
  • Extending oil drain intervals based on oil chemistry


Verify new oil is the right oil and fit for use
  • Features SpectroVisc, a portable viscometer and FluidScan, a handheld spectrometer, allowing QA testing at the receiving dock and in-service testing at the machine
  • Verify that it is the right oil and fit-for-use


Fast, simple and easy to use
  • Comprehensive oil analysis in less than 10 minutes
  • Can be operated by plant staff, no chemist required
  • Easy to interpret results and maintenance actions
    • Generates sample and trend reports automatically
    • Color coded alarm limits prompt maintenance actions
Excellent repeatability of measurements for trending
 
  Analytical Range Repeatability
Particle Count 4 um - 100um  ± 6% RSD
Total Ferrous 10 - 2,000 ppm  ± 5% RSD
Ferrous Particle Count 25 - 100 um  ± 5% RSD
Viscosity 1 - 320 cSt  at 40C
320 - 700 cSt
 ± 3% RSD
 ± 5% RSD
TAN 0 - 6 mg KOH/g  ± 3% RSD
Oxidation 0 - 3 abs/mm2   ± 3% RSD
Water - dissolved
             - free water
100 ppm - saturation
 0.1 - 6.5%
 (1,000 - 65,000 ppm)
 ± 6% RSD
 ± 25% RSD
 
  • Total Ferrous content (ppm)
  • Ferrous Particle count with size distribution
  • Wear classification into cutting, sliding, fatigue, fibers and non-metallics (oxides)
  • Contamination
  • Particle count, size, distribution and ISO codes
  • Differentiates contaminants (silica) from machine wear (metal)
  • Water
  • Total Acid Number (TAN)
  • Oxidation
  • Viscosity

This product is compliant with the following test methods:

  • Oil Condition Monitoring