March 7, 2012
Espar introduced a new family of truck coolant pre-heater control systems at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, IN, today.
The Maximum Control family of pre-heat controllers is designed to give drivers simplified control of heater functions, more guidance for technicians and more real-time information and control for fleet managers.
Espar says new Maximum Control line offers fleets a suite of smart heater control choices while taking heater controls out of driver hands and allowing fleet managers full control of pre-heating options.
In less than 5 minutes, users can program the D1000 heater control module to handle as many as four distinct events per day with different start and stop times.
The D1000 allows users to easily set high-temperature disable points as well as a maximum manual run time, a low-voltage disable set point, preferred PM intervals and an exercise scheduler. These programming points can be set for one, or multiple vehicles.
“By taking the driver out of the programming process, running your coolant heaters means no more unnecessary idling, no more needless engine wear-and-tear, no more wasted time and no more wasted fuel,” says John Dennehy, vice president of marketing and communication for Espar. “Then the Multi-Max F1000, as soon as your workers arrive on site, they are guaranteed to climb into a warm, de-iced truck and work-ready vehicle.”
Dennehy says that drivers will appreciate the systems’ on-button, on/off control and a diagnostic indicator that alerts them to service issues. If service is required, a unit-generated fault code tells technicians the source of the problem allowing them to quickly diagnose and repair the issue.