New hydraulic tester sets standards in fluid power applications

(Werdohl, February 2013)

New hydraulic tester sets standards in fluid power applications

Press release on the occasion of Hanover and Bauma trade fairs

With the PPC-04-Plus, Stauff is debuting the latest generation of hand-held hydraulic testers for the precise determination of pressure, temperature, flow rate, frequency and speed in mobile and industrial hydraulic systems at this year’s Hanover and Bauma trade fairs. Applications for the PPC-04-Plus include in particular the commissioning, on-going maintenance and optimisation of machines and facilities as well as the process of isolating and identifying potential sources of errors and vulnerabilities.

The successor of the proven PPC-04 device is available either with two inputs for analogue sensors or with a CAN interface for connecting up to three digital sensors. Both versions provide automatic sensor recognition, thus making the tedious and often time-consuming parameterization of sensors redundant. Among other things, the CAN sensors offer the advantage of lower susceptibility to interference due to digital data transmission – despite a maximum cable length of up to 50 meters. As a result, physical distances are no longer a real obstacle to precise machine and system monitoring.

The Stauff storage strategy, which has been developed over several generations of the equipment, is based on the determination of minimum and maximum values. The measurement value memory integrated in the device – which, by the way, can be easily extended by up to 4 gigabytes using a standard USB memory stick – documents e.g. pressure peaks and drops, thus facilitating error analysis in hydraulic systems. Using the USB port and the included software, measurement values can be easily read and transferred to the PC, where they can be displayed, analysed and further processed. In this way, individual device configurations can also be viewed and managed.

Due to its extremely robust construction and its oil-resistant rubber coating, the hydraulic tester can withstand impacts, vibration, dust and moisture (protection class up to IP67) and is designed for use in particularly harsh conditions. Even in low light situations, measured values can still be read quickly and reliably from the multi-line, backlit LCD display.


Hanover Trade Fair ▪ Hanover (Germany)
MDA - Motion, Drive & Automation
Leading Trade Fair for Power Transmission and Control

08 April - 12 April 2013

Meet us on stand D21 in hall 21


Bauma ▪ Munich (Germany)
International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building
Material Machines, Mining Machines, Construction Vehicles
and Construction Equipment

15 April - 21 April 2013

Meet us on stand 321 in hall A6

Picture 1:

Compact and robust – Stauff’s new PPC-04-Plus

(Courtesy of Walter Stauffenberg GmbH & Co. KG)

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Picture 2:

Hydraulic tester PPC-04-Plus in use

(Courtesy of Walter Stauffenberg GmbH & Co. KG)

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Background Information

Walter Stauffenberg GmbH & Co. KG was founded in the 1950s in Werdohl, in the German province of North Rhine-Westphalia, and was initially a contract turning shop. Today the company operates under the trade name STAUFF, developing, producing and marketing fluid technology components for use in plant construction and mechanical engineering. In the fields of tube, pipe and hose clamps, measuring technology and hydraulic filtration, STAUFF is one of the world’s leading organisations in a growing industrial segment.

Meanwhile, more than 1200 employees (12/2012) in 18 companies generate an annual turnover of more than EUR 190 million (12/2012) worldwide. Additional distribution subsidiaries have recently been opened in Ireland, Malaysia and Vietnam. Besides the group headquarters in Werdohl Ehrenfeld, the company has production and logistics facilities in the German cities of Plettenberg-Ohle and Neuenrade-Küntrop.

Press Contact

Mr Boris Mette
Public Relations / Marketing
Tel.: +49 (0) 2392 / 916-154
Fax: +49 (0) 2392 / 916-4154

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