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Komatsu Oil and Wear Analysis

The Komatsu Oil and Wear Analysis (KOWA) program allows you to anticipate, pinpoint and solve equipment problems by providing a full range of information on machine lubricants and the machine itself. Thus, it gives you insight to help improve your operational and maintenance decisions.

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Don’t let minor issues become major failures

Analyzing engine oil and other fluids is a great way to identify trends in your machine’s wear. With a Komatsu Oil and Wear Analysis (KOWA), you can make effective and informed decisions regarding the operation and maintenance of your fleet. Anticipate, pinpoint and solve equipment problems with a full range of data on both the lubricant and the machine.

  • Compare results to Komatsu guidelines to eliminate guesswork
  • Identify minor problems before they become major failures
  • Help maximize asset reliability/availability
  • Potentially reduce life cycle costs by extending component life
  • Prioritize repairs based on machine condition
  • Better-informed reselling and purchasing decisions
  • Toll-free access for technical questions and support

Features and benefits

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Results you can rely on

To ensure that you’re getting an unbiased appraisal of the condition of your equipment, KOWA uses reputable, ISO-accredited independent laboratories across North America. Oil analysis results are compared to Komatsu guidelines to eliminate guesswork and provide a high degree of accuracy and confidence.
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Fast, complete results

KOWA offers next-day turnaround upon receipt of samples for routine analysis. You get immediate 24/7 access to reports via email notification of results, so answers are as close as an internet connection.

Easy access and wide availability

Send your samples to one of five KOWA laboratories across the United states, or one of two in Canada. The Lube Oil Analysis Management System software allows you to manage all facets of your oil analysis program, and reporting options can be customized for each user by sample quality.
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