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CPK introduces IdleControl—an automatic engine shutdown

25 May 2017

CPK Automotive GmbH announced DYNTEST IdleControl, an automatic engine shutdown system to reduce unnecessary idling in trucks, buses and nonroad machinery.

The installation of DYNTEST IdleControl ensures that engines are switched off automatically in areas where they are not permitted to idle for an extended period of time. This becomes an increasingly common regulatory requirement in a number of cities and municipalities. Shutting down the engine also reduces fuel consumption and exhaust emissions.

DYNTEST IdleControl module

“DYNTEST IdleControl works independently of the combustion process and can thus be installed in both diesel and gas engines. This is a new market segment for CPK Automotive,” said CPK CEO Frank Noack. “Sample calculations show that fuel savings up to 3500 euros per year are achievable.”

The IdleControl module starts the countdown sequence as soon as the parking brake is activated while idling. After a preset time, an acoustic signal alerts the user that the engine will be switched off. After reaching the shutdown time, DYNTEST IdleControl turns off the engine automatically. The preset parameters for the shutdown function can be modified.

In addition to the shutdown function, the system records the operating data and the shutdown events. The data can be read and analyzed via PC using the CPK terminal software.

In order to ensure that the engine keeps running at very high or very low ambient temperatures, an optional temperature sensor can be installed. This ensures that the IdleControl module switches off the engine only at ambient temperatures within a certain range—for example between 10°C and 27°C—to allow the engine to operate at very low temperatures for heating or at very high temperatures for cooling.

Source: CPK Automotive