NETHERLANDS The 2013 UITP exhibition in Geneva between May 26 amd 30 saw Groeneveld celebrate the delivery of the 25,000th Oilmaster to EvoBus for ex-factory installation.
Since the first Oilmaster was delivered to the bus division of Daimler, some 10 years ago, the Groeneveld oil management system has become an integrated option for EvoBus. Oilmaster avoids manual oil level checks and topping-up engine oil, and is therefore specified by many well-known public transport operators around the globe.
Groeneveld claims there is growing demand for its efficiency improving products. “The lack of time for maintenance and daily checks, combined with the need for continuous efficiency improvements, drives demand for our products in the world of public transport”, explained Johan Bood, Groeneveld’s Sales Director for the Bus and Coach Sector. “The few minutes available for cleaning, refuelling and daily checks when buses enter the depot, simply do not allow for a proper oil level check. This explains the success of the Oilmaster oil management system.”
The long standing relationship and co-development activities between Daimler Buses and Groeneveld resulted in an integrated solution, where Oilmaster is entirely developed to EvoBus standards and requirements. For buses with the Euro 6 engine, a dedicated Oilmaster was developed with 19 litre nylon or aluminium reservoir, depending on the vehicle type. The system is fully integrated in the design and communicates with the vehicle’s electronic system. “By offering the Oilmaster as an ex-factory installed option, we offer a reliable oil management solution to our customers for improving efficiency and uptime,” said Hartmut Schick, Head of Buses and CEO of EvoBus GmbH.
With Oilmaster, the oil level is monitored automatically according to engine-specific settings so there is always exactly the right oil level in the engine.