Fluid Lab Runs Like a Well Oiled Machine

June 29, 2017 at 3:14 PMRing Power

Ring Power's Fluids Analysis Lab (a.k.a. “Oil Lab”) is one of the best in the nation.

Located in Tampa’s main service building, it houses about $1 million worth of high-tech diagnostic equipment and computer software and is staffed by a dedicated team of oil lab technicians ― five in Tampa and one in St. Augustine ― who process anywhere from 400 to 500 fluid samples each and every day!

Taking samples of oil, fuel and coolant to diagnose a machine’s operating condition is a good way to prevent component failures and unplanned downtime. Much like conducting biometric screenings to diagnose a person’s state of health, analyzing fluids is an accurate, reliable way to detect and resolve potential problems before they become major issues.

But putting 60+ samples an hour through a battery of sophisticated chemical tests without mixing them up is, by itself, no small feat.

Each fluid sample undergoes five tests ― depending on the fluid type and the preliminary results, some might require seven ― to check for viscosity, contaminants and wear metals. Think about that for a minute: That means our oil lab technicians must conduct and record the results for anywhere from 300 to 400 or more chemical tests every hour.

Add to that the extreme care that must be taken to ensure the validity of the test results ― measuring precisely, calibrating the equipment, following set procedures, keeping accurate records ― and you’ve got a real challenge.

Fortunately, our oil lab technicians are up to it.

Their days begin at 5:30 a.m., when Dennis Buckner brings in the sample bottles and sorts them by machine and fluid type. By 6:00, Sheri Delgado is hard at work, entering each sample into the LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) database according to the tests it requires while Alice Martinez begins checking and calibrating the equipment, monitoring the operating procedures, and verifying the data entries. By 6:30, Amelia Cullen and Travis Veitch are running the samples through the gamut of chemical tests and by 8:00, Eileen Garcia is at her computer in WCC, evaluating and interpreting the new data, comparing it with established baselines and previous results to look for trends.

Two rotation wheels gently disperse the particles throughout the sample before particle count testing.

Working in the oil lab takes commitment, integrity and ― above all else ― teamwork.

A basic knowledge of engines, hydraulics, transmissions and power trains is also helpful. Our oil lab team keeps up on equipment technology via online studies; Eileen, who interprets the test data, and Sheri, who backs up Eileen, must be recertified by Caterpillar every two years for this important job.

We applaud our team of topnotch oil lab technicians for their commitment to excellence. In March, they processed 10,638 oil samples, setting a new record and putting them on track to beat last year’s total. It’s easy to see why Ring Power has been at the forefront for fluids analysis since 1974.

 

 

Ring Power Truck Shop Technicians Save RV Trip

October 9, 2013 at 9:09 AMRing Power

It was just another day on the job for Ring Power Truck Shop Service Technician Randy Underhill and Service Leadman Dan Delgross. But their skills and determination to provide top-notch service saved one customers trip. To hear more about the level of service provided, read this letter recently received from RV owner Edward Schwartz.

Ring Power services and repairs all makes and models including: RVs, buses, fire trucks, tractor trailers, moving trucks, EMS trucks, etc.

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Ring Power’s Mobile On-Site Diesel Truck Repair puts Florida Drivers Back on the Road

July 23, 2013 at 4:14 PMRing Power

Can’t make it to us? Let us come to you. In addition to our 14 Florida Truck repair locations and 101 service bays, Ring Power Truck Centers offers mobile repair service for all heavy duty diesel engine trucks, buses, and RV’s.

Our mobile repair technicians service all makes and models. Kenworth, Peterbilt, International, Sterling, Freightliner, Volvo/Mack, Western Star, Blue Bird, Thomas Built —it doesn’t matter. Our highly skilled technicians can repair them all. Whether you’re experiencing engine trouble, braking issues, overheating problems, driveline trouble or something else entirely, our onsite mobile repair technicians can get you back on the road without you ever having to take a detour to the shop.

Truck, RV, Bus Mobile Repair All Makes and Models

Ring Power Truck Centers’ highly trained technicians have the diagnostic tools and troubleshooting expertise to handle all of your truck care needs. Our technicians understand how important it is to get you back on the road quickly and safely.

Check out our complete list of Mobile Truck Repair Services.

Mobile Diesel Truck and RV repair is available in the Orlando, Gainesville, Lake City, Tampa and Ocala areas.

To schedule a mobile on-site truck service appointment call:

Ocala - Alex Driver 352.840.6235

Orlando - Bill Hoehn 407.472.6239

Gainesville - Richard Jordan 352.371.9983

Lake City - Michael Crosby 386.755.3997 x1601

Tampa - John Duncan 813.865.2485

If you’re in the Ocala area, our mobile technicians can provide mobile 3-axle wheel alignment — reducing tire wear, component wear and improving handling. To schedule your total wheel alignment call Alex Driver at 352.840.6235.

Florida RV Repair, Parts & Service: Ring Power Truck Centers get you back on the road

July 19, 2013 at 12:43 PMRing Power

The last thing any RVer wants is to find themselves stranded on the side of the road because of a breakdown. Sitting on the side of the road hundreds of miles from home can be a scary experience and ruin your trip. 

With 14 Florida RV Repair shops, Ring Power Truck Centers is never too far away. With just a quick phone call to one of our conveniently located Florida RV Repair Centers, you can be back on the road in no time.

Whether you have a Cat®, Cummins or Detroit engine, our highly-trained RV technicians can quickly diagnose a problem and make necessary repairs to get you back on the road.

Our RV technicians are highly-skilled in RV chassis repair, RV transmission repair, RV brake repair; RV engine repair and service; and RV cooling system repair and service.

Because Ring Power is a heavy duty Vipar parts member, we offer a full-line of aftermarket vendor parts. RV parts are available with 24 hours.

Ring Power RV Repair Centers also offer complimentary electric hook-ups and lounge areas with shower availability.

 Don’t let a breakdown ruin your trip. For RV Parts and Service call 904-962-7883.

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Meet Ring Power's new Gainesville and Ocala Heavy Duty Truck Parts and Service Rep

July 16, 2013 at 10:20 AMRing Power

Ring Power Truck Centers is pleased to announce Mark McMillan has joined our team as a Truck Product Support Sales Representative. 

Florida heavy duty truck service rep

Mark will be responsible for providing Truck, RV & Bus Parts and services in the Gainesville & Ocala territory. Originally from North Carolina, Mark has called Gainesville home for the past 26 years. He most recently served as a fleet manager for Anheuser Busch in Gainesville. Mark is a 2006 graduate of National Auto Diesel College and enjoys all types of Saltwater fishing in his spare time.

Ring Power’s Full-Service Heavy Duty Truck Centers offer sales, parts and service for all makes and models across all of North and Central Florida.

 

 

               

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Ring Power Truck Centers delivers 14th Cat CT660 On Highway Truck

December 4, 2012 at 9:38 AMRing Power

 

There’s a famous film about machines that have the ability to transform. While this isn’t Hollywood, the Cat ® CT660’s ability to transform to meet the needs of any business is the real deal.

The Cat CT660 On Highway truck is built for customization.

Ring Power recently delivered the 14th Cat CT660. These trucks have been customized for a variety of job applications, based on each customer’s needs.

The 14 CT660s purchased thus far include tractor trailers, vacuum trucks, septic trucks, water trucks, dump trucks, roll offs and crane trucks.

Between our own transport fleet and the customer-owned trucks we have sold, Ring Power has helped put 31 CT660s on the road in Florida.

Whatever your business, whatever the job, the CT660 can get it done.

For more information on how the CT660 can work for you, contact On Highway Trucks Sales Manager Scott Miller at 904-494-1431 or scott.miller@ringpower.com

You can also check out our current inventory.

 

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Ring Power to Host 20th Annual Master Electrician Association Dinner

November 1, 2012 at 8:16 AMRing Power

 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

If you would like to get involved with the Jacksonville Master Electrician Association or

be personally invited to this event please contact: Keith Moore

Ring Power Creates Special Time for Local Dreamers

October 5, 2012 at 11:19 AMRing Power

 

For many children facing life-threatening illnesses, the realities of their battles do not stop once a dream is fulfilled. In the effort to create additional moments of joy and hope for local children before and after their dream, Dreams Come True established Special Times. Yesterday, the Ring Power Corporation, for a third year, hosted dreamers for a Special Time at their corporate headquarters in St. Augustine.

Organized through Dreams Come True’s young professionals group, the Horizon Board, Tavi Sport, 4, Cayden Seng, 7, and Ronald Brown, 7, enjoyed a private tour of the Ring Power facility off World Commerce Parkway.

With representatives from Ring Power Corporation and Dreams Come True, each dreamer was given the opportunity to see and learn about Caterpillar® equipment. Their tour included the chance to practice operating heavy machinery with the help of simulators in Ring Power’s Training Department, visits to the Power Systems Truck Shop and the Heavy Equipment Service Shop, an opportunity to climb on stationary equipment, a backhoe loader demonstration and individual tours of Ring Power’s property in the cab of a 740 Cat® dump truck. Following their tour, each dreamer was given a bag filled with special toys and souvenirs from Ring Power Corporation.

A past Horizon Board member, Heather Lane, works in Ring Power’s marketing department and has helped coordinate the tours for the past three years.

“Dreams Come True is a remarkable local organization. It brings such joy to so many in Northeast Florida, Ring Power included. Our team feels honored to get to spend time with these special children, I think our employees enjoy it more than the kids do! It’s been one of the most rewarding highlights of my position here,” said Lane.

Dreams Come True’s Special Times program provides the dream child and his or her family a time to momentarily forget the realities of life-threatening illnesses.  It may be a special tour, dinner at a favorite restaurant, tickets to local events, a relaxing evening at the movies, a day of beauty, a gift certificate to a store, new release DVDs or even a special holiday or birthday treat.

Since 2010, Ring Power Corporation has hosted 15 dreamers and their families for this Special Time organized by the Horizon Board.

 

 

 

 

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It’s a Cat

September 20, 2012 at 11:54 AMRing Power

When the Caterpillar CT15 Engine was announced in May, it joined the CT11 and CT13 as the third engine option available for the Cat CT660 Vocational Truck.

Offering greater horsepower and torque, the CT15 is the perfect addition to the already impressive offering of available engines.

One of the more frequently asked question by buyers relates to Cat content versus Navistar content.

While it’s true that the CT11, CT13 and CT15 are manufactured for Cat by Navistar, all of the engines are worthy of the Cat name. Cat worked closely with Navistar to ensure all three engine options offer the same performance and reliability that Cat customers have come to expect.

Additionally, all of the engines are backed by the Cat dealer network and Ring Power is here to meet any of your needs.

It’s also worth noting that the CT15 includes many Cat manufactured features. The block is from the C15 with only minor modifications. The Cylinder head casting was modified to accommodate the installation of the common rail fuel system. The Crankshaft and bearings are Cat. The Camshaft is Cat. The Rocker arms and bridges are Cat. The connecting rods are Cat. The Flywheel housing is Cat. The lube oil pump and system is Cat. The Rock cover is Cat. The filters are Cat. The air compressor is Cat.

 

 

 

 

Please contact Scott Miller On-Highway Sales Manager for inventory, product and sales questions.

 

Welcome PSSR Ernie Vollenweider to Ring Power

July 16, 2012 at 12:08 PMRing Power

Hi! My name is Ernie Vollenweider and I’d like to take a moment to introduce myself as your newest Ring Power Systems parts and service sales representative. I am eagerly anticipating meeting each and every one of you, and learning more about you and your business needs in the near future. My career background is in the trucking industry so if you need parts, service or just have an engine question, I am your guy. Please do not hesitate to give me a call with any questions or concerns or even your next order. Ring Power is committed to your complete satisfaction. Looking forward to speaking with you soon.
Contact Ernie

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