Shell Lubricants, the global
market share leader in finished lubricants, announced the launch of Shell
Tellus S2 MX and Shell Tellus S2 VX- ‘The Future of Hydraulic Oils’ in India.
India marks the first leg of the global product launch which shall 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 Shell Tellus range of
hydraulic oils have 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. 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 .
The new products will be
available in India starting September 2016 and will be available in pack sizes
of 209 litres and 20 litres.
The new hydraulic oils are
fully compatible with previous generation Shell Tellus S2 hydraulic oil and
most other mineral oil based fluids in the market, making it easy for customers
to introduce the new formulation to their equipment. The Shell Tellus range has
been a successful lubricant partner in some of the largest projects across the
world. From construction of the massive tunnels for the Beijing metro to
helping one of the largest diggers in the world like Komatsu. Shell Tellus
range of Hydraulic Oils have also been used in aiding two robotic arms –
‘Romeo’ and ‘Juliet’; to carry out complicated processes on the Ferrari’s
engine production line, among others.
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
The new Shell Tellus S2 MX and
Shell Tellus S2 VX deliver TOST (Turbine Oil Stability Test) life of over 5’000
hours2 - three times that of typical industry and OEM limits, and double that
of the previous generation of Shell Tellus S2 (2’500 h). This enables customers
to operate their equipment for longer 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. With excellent filterability3, consistent water separation4 and
improved air release5, Shell Tellus S2 MX and VX can help equipment meet or
exceed its design capabilities and enhance equipment productivity, thereby
increasing the time between maintenance cycles.