OIL CONDITION SENSOR
IntelliStick, Inc. says its patented dipstick-replacement sensor allows both independent and fleet operators to
monitor the condition of their engine oil in real time, “virtually eliminating the turnaround time required for
traditional laboratory oil analysis.”
Winner of the Popular Mechanics Magazine ‘Editor’s Choice Award’ during the 2007 SEMA Show, the IntelliStick system
was developed in conjunction with the U.S. military for the diesel Humvee, the maker says. It monitors oil
condition by measuring the additive conditions and oxidation/acid build-up in the oil, while continuously scanning for water/coolant and fuel intrusions.
The dipstick sensor communicates with any Microsoft Windows-based and Bluetooth-enabled PDA, cell phone, or laptop, resulting in an easy to read graphic.
Rather than changing oil on best-guess mileage and time intervals, or relying on off-site laboratory analysis, the
IntelliStick sensor directly measures the actual, real-time condition of engine oil to allow truck operators to
know the absolute best time for a change, the company claims. It adds that the result is a continually updated,
laboratory-grade picture of the actual state of the engine oil.
The IntelliStick is compatible with most gasoline and diesel engines.
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