Shell Lubricants, the global market leader in lubricants, has announced the worldwide launch of its Shell Tellus S2 MX and Shell Tellus S2 VX range in India.
The Shell Tellus range of hydraulic oils has been developed to enable equipment operators to select the fluid that will help to deliver optimum value to their operations through wear protection, long fluid life, and system efficiency.
India marks the first leg of the global product launch which will be followed by unveiling of the new products across Singapore, Thailand, China, S Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Germany, Australia and France markets, to name a few.
The company has invested in R&D to upgrade the previous formulations and is now ready to roll out the next generation hydraulic oils that offer significantly improved performance in these three areas. Shell Tellus S2 MX and Shell Tellus S2 VX are the upgraded formulations of the Shell Tellus S2 M and S2 V hydraulic fluids respectively. For customers, this amounts to more reliable and efficient equipment operation, which can help reduce unplanned downtime, lower maintenance costs, and contribute to savings in total cost of ownership (TCO).
Speaking about Shell Lubricants´ latest offerings, Hans Gerdes, Shell Tellus Brand Manager, said, ¨As a global leader in hydraulic oils, at Shell, we take great pride in working closely with the leading OEMs, and developing products to fit their needs. Changes to equipment technology and operating conditions in recent years have placed increasing demands on hydraulic oil. For example, demand for increased power output means equipment is often operating under higher loads and temperatures, which places increased stress on the hydraulic oil. In light of this, we have developed two upgraded formulations of Shell Tellus S2 hydraulic oils that deliver dramatically improved performance over the previous generation.¨ ¨At Shell Lubricants, we are committed towards offering our valuable patrons with industry-leading products and services that add value to their operations. We work closely with OEMs, academic groups and industry bodies to understand the challenges faced by our customers. With this understanding, we invest in R&D of products that can help customers to reduce TCO of their equipment, by upgrading their lubrication. The new generation of Shell Tellus S2 hydraulic oils - Shell Tellus S2 MX and Shell Tellus S2 VX - is a result of our continuous efforts.
From construction of the massive tunnels for the Beijing Metro, to helping one of the largest diggers in the world like Komatsu, Shell has had a presence in a number of global projects.
The new hydraulic oil formulations have been approved by all the major pump manufacturer OEMs, including Bosch Rexroth (for Shell Tellus S2 MX only), Parker Denison, and Eaton Vickers. Some of the prominent OEMs present at the event included Vinay Bansod - CTO, Windsor, and MP Saju - R&D Head, Toshiba. The new Shell Tellus S2 MX and Shell Tellus S2 VX deliver Turbine Oil Stability Test life of over 5,000 hours - three times that of industry and OEM limits, and double that of the previous generation of Shell Tellus S2 (2,500 hrs).
This enables customers to operate their equipment for longer durations, with fewer maintenance breaks, which can contribute to lower maintenance costs and reduced downtime. The condition and quality of the hydraulic fluid has a direct impact on the performance of the system. The new products will be available in India starting September 2016 and will be available in pack sizes of 209 litres and 20 litres.