Compressor Products International (CPI) recently introduced its new Proflo USB-IR Adaptor and Assist Software for condition monitoring of reciprocating compressor lubrication equipment.

The adaptor and software read and transfer information from the Proflo PF1 monitoring device, which records the average cycle time for each 30-minute block of lubrication system operation to a Microsoft Windows-based laptop, tablet or other USB-equipped device through the use of infrared technology. The accompanying software then presents the cycle time trend data to operations and maintenance personnel.

Designed to monitor compressor lubrication systems, the Proflo PF1 can alert an operator or engage shutdown protection based on the cycle time of the system. Real-time access to this information can help technicians intervene and prevent a wide range of problems.

"Our Proflo product line has long been one of the most powerful weapons in the battle against over- and underlubrication," said Robert Spadt, CPI product manager. "Real-time operational data is a prerequisite for any condition-based or predictive maintenance program, and the valuable condition monitoring data the system collects is now even easier to access thanks to this USB receiver and software interface."

The software operates on Windows versions 2000, XP, 7, 8 or 10. Each USB-IR adaptor can also be used with multiple PF1 monitoring devices.

For more information, visit www.cpicompression.com.