Parker Hannifin, a provider of motion and control technologies, has launched a new solution to ease the burden of changing oil in engines. The QuickFit Oil Change System is engineered to alleviate the logistical challenges associated with the traditional oil change and streamlines the entire process in three easy steps.
Traditional maintenance oil changes face a multitude of challenges, including confined spaces that make access difficult and create safety and ergonomic risks, according to the company. A system’s multiple drain and fill points greatly increase the chances for cross-contamination, and removing an oil filter that’s still full of oil can result in leaks, spills, and potential environmental issues.
QuickFit alleviates these issues with a more accessible, single-point connection. Its three-step process purges, evacuates and refills oil all from the one connection point.
- Purge – Uses compressed air to purge the oil by pushing it through the filter into the engine sump.
- Evac - Oil is drained directly to waste containment, allowing for clean removal of the filter.
- Refill - New oil is pumped into the engine using the same connection point.
“We witnessed a great need to improve workplace safety while at the same time ensuring maintenance workers and technicians could perform a faster and cleaner oil change,” said Matt Walley, product sales manager, Quick Coupling Division, Parker Hannifin. “QuickFit is a standardized solution that reduces oil change times by 50%, while also eliminating an operators’ exposure to hazardous chemicals. Increasing the safety while at the same time lowering operating costs for an organization provides an immediate return on investment.”