Power Equipment Releases New Line of Engine Controllers
Power Equipment has launched a completely new range of Engine Controllers to support Yanmar and JCB industrial diesel engines. The new line up of Engine Controllers has a fresh design, refined functions and operate on the very latest technology platform.
There are three models in the new range, with each model superseding an equivalent model in the Power Equipment range. The models are the PE-NANO (supersedes the EC-90), the PE-MANUAL (supersedes the EC-150) and the PE-AUTO (supersedes the ACP-200).
All of the new models will be displayed for viewing on the Power Equipment booth #102 at the Irrigation Australia Conference, May 24, 25 and 26 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The new range of Engine Controllers represents a significant upgrade in technology, functionality and physical appearance. The sturdy case on the PE–MANUAL and PE-AUTO has a weather seal to protect against dust and water. The PE-NANO, even without a case, is rated at IP65 for longer protection.
“Our goal has been to make the new controllers as simple, reliable and easy to use as possible,” said Noel Heritage, Business Manager at Power Equipment.
“The superseded range of Power Equipment Engine Controllers had been in production for some years, so it was an ideal time to undertake a significant upgrade. Technology has developed rapidly, so now our Yanmar and JCB customers can benefit with the latest enhanced features and data displays.”
The features across the new range of Engine Controllers vary. The PE-NANO controller (which supersedes the EC-90) has keyless start and stop, oil pressure and coolant temperature protection plus optional low coolant level and a water-in-fuel sensor for JCB engines.
The PE-MANUAL controller (which supersedes the EC-150) controller takes the functions of the PE-NANO and includes extra functionality of 2 wire start/stop, twin float start/stop, fuel pump pressure monitoring and protection, loss of prime, 99 hour run timer and for JCB applications only, water-in-fuel.
The top of the range PE-AUTO controller goes further on the PE-MANUAL with the addition of 7 day repeatable start/stop timer and individual daily start/stop. Power Equipment will also be rolling out added optional features on the PE-AUTO unit from July 2016. These include Remote 3G monitoring and control telemetry.
In response to customer demand, the “Remote Stop Shutdown” feature with current Engine Controllers is no longer standard. It can be ordered as a plug in option across all three new controller models in applications where required.
As an aid to reliability, the previous two-piece control harness has been replaced by a new design, one piece 2m long wiring harness.
“Our new line of Engine Controllers provide Yanmar and JCB engine customers with a range of state of the art protection and system controls. All backed up by a system designed to maximise ease of use and overall system reliability,” said Noel Heritage.
Our new range of controllers are being provided by the Czech Republic based multi-national controller manufacturer ComAp a.s. who have significant on ground presence in Australia as ComAp Pty Ltd including facilities in Adelaide (Head Office), Brisbane and Perth plus personnel in Sydney.
Power Equipment is also committed to support the superseded range of Engine Controllers (the EC-90, EC-150 and ACP-200) with both product and technical backing. These controllers continue to deliver excellent operational service for existing customers.