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Retrofit Controller Restricts Engine Idling

  • Thermex smart controller automates idle shutdown


Rough Terrain Forklifts, Telehandlers and Buses are frequently left idling whenever an operator vacates the cab. Whether it’s to keep cool in the summer or warm during the winter, operators generally default to leaving machines running whenever they step out. Even machines equipped with auxiliary coolant heaters are often left idling which becomes a very significant expense for Tier 4 fleet owners. Thermex has the solution to all these needless costs and emissions…


Excess fuel consumption, shrinking maintenance intervals and shortened engine life are well documented costs resulting from careless idling. Furthermore the newer Tier 4 engines are not designed to sustain excess idling and their DPF filters soon plug up, triggering frequent Regen events. Idling-induced DPF replacement is a heavy maintenance expense and ramped-up Regen activity accumulates ongoing downtime.


Thermex provides an Idle Shutdown Smart Controller that automates “empty seat engine shutdown” and protects your lift trucks from needless accelerated costs. Dependence on an operator’s decision becomes redundant because Idle-Stop™ takes over from the moment the seat is vacated.

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The equipment owner selects a time delay setting ranging from 1 to 15 minutes which is adjustable within the Idle-Stop™ Controller. Once the operator departs, after the pre-selected time has elapsed the engine will shut down. An auxiliary circuit becomes activated to enable a coolant heater or any required safety lighting during the shutdown interval. When the operator resumes his seat the ignition circuit is immediately re-activated and ready to start.

Carbon Footprint has now become a profit centre. Call 800-865-1532 today and we’ll help you calculate the real financial benefits of Idle Reduction.