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Metallic Contamination Sensor – MCS 1000


The MetallicContamination Sensor MCS 1000 monitors metallic particle contamination in lubrication fluid. The particles are detected by inductive measurement in which a coil system is the core element of the sensor.

It detects metallic particles (ferromagnetic and non-ferromagnetic) in the > 100 µm size range. The MCS 1000 continuously monitors the condition of the system and provides information on any early-stage damage. The sensor is, therefore, a reliable tool for condition-based maintenance.

It has been certified by Germanischer Lloyd Industrial Service.


  • Early detection of impending damage to gears
  • Prevents costly plant downtime
  • The perfect complement to optical sensors
  • Measurement of metallic particles (ferromagnetic Fe and nonferromagnetic nFe) > 100 µm
  • Measurement result is not affected by air bubbles or liquid contamination in the fluid
  • Condition monitoring systems in wind power plants which have already been certified by GL do not lose their certification if the MCS 1000 is built into the system after certification, as the component itself is certified.


  • Flow rate: 10 … 200 l/min
  • Operating pressure: max. 20 bar
  • Simple integration of the sensor in the system through the availability of different adapters.


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3665658MCS 1310-1-0/000
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