Idle Management System
- Drastically reduce your operating costs and carbon footprint by using the Therma-Start™ idle management system
Therma-Start™ is a non-invasive retrofit start-stop system that easily installs on diesel-powered vehicles and equipment. The system eliminates unnecessary idling, saves on fuel consumption, extends oil change intervals and saves on maintenance costs. The latest in Start/Stop technology, Therma-Start™ is the definitive way to drastically reduce and manage operating costs while achieving major emissions reductions.
Therma-Start™ is constantly monitoring the engine block temperature, battery voltage, and for air-start machines the tank air pressure. When the block temperature drops to a pre-set point, the engine automatically starts. Therma-Start™ is programmed to go through a safety signalling delay before initiating each start-up cycle. When the engine block resumes optimal temperature, Therma-Start™ signals the engine to automatically shut down. Therma-Start™ also continuously monitors battery condition so a start-up can be initiated if a battery is losing charge due to cold weather extremes. Operators can confidently walk away from their machines knowing that Therma-Start™ is in charge!
The following components make up the bulk of the Therma-Start™ idle management system
TS Control Unit
Quick Disconnect Harness
Safety Door Switch
Throttle Position Sensor
Air Pressure Sensor
Combo Strobe & Siren
Block / Ambient Sensors
Installation Wiring Harness
For example a 789C Cat Haul truck consuming 47 litres of fuel per idling hour over a 12 hour
shift yielded the following savings once Therma-Start™ was installed:
In this example, from fuel savings alone payback is accomplished in less than 1 month!
When you also factor in significantly extended maintenance intervals (ie. differential rebuild) along with greatly reduced wear and tear your payback savings escalate dramatically.