Concrete Products

MAY 2017

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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42 • May 2017 FEATURE TRUCKS & COMPONENTS A new telematics-based solution provides customers meaningful fleet information, maximizes uptime and improves engine reliabil- ity and performance. Connected Advisor users receive information analyzed by Cummins engine experts, who then report on both critical and noncritical issues and ease fleet managers' vehicle ser- vicing decisions. Isolating and interpreting key engine and aftertreatment data daily, Connected Advisor provides customers with prioritized, time- based recommendations to distinguish between immediate repair needs and those that can be scheduled a few days out. Fault reports, including probable causes and recommended actions, are sent to fleet managers to help initiate the repair process. For faults requiring prompt attention, immediate notification reports are provided to alert a fleet manager. "A differentiating feature of our Connected Advisor product is the estimated time-to-failure provided for each issue identified," says Cummins Vice President – Connected Solutions Lori Cobb. "With a time frame in mind, customers can proactively manage the issue before it becomes a failure or causes an interruption in the vehicle's operations." Cummins Connected Diagnostics customers can choose to enhance their remote monitoring capabilities by purchasing Connected Advisor, CUMMINS INC. | CONNECTED ADVISOR, GUIDANZ APP which provides an additional level of support in interpreting engine issues and improving operational efficiency with time-to-service recommendations. Along with Advisor, Cummins has introduced Connected Software Updates, delivering secure over-the-air programming enabled through a capable telematics service provider. Through the Connected Solu- tions portal, fleet managers are notified of software updates available to engines within their fleet. Managers can upgrade an individual power unit or all eligible engines, or elect to pre-approve updates automatically. "Connected Software Updates allows our customers more control over the performance and management of their fleets, saving thou- sands of dollars," notes Cobb. "In eliminating the need to schedule shop visits for calibrations, they not only avoid technician labor costs, but they no longer need to spend days out of commission waiting to CNG-POWERED ENGINE NEARS ZERO EMISSIONS Now in full production for vocational applications is the Cummins Westport natural gas-powered ISL G Near Zero, the first midrange engine in North America to receive emissions certification from both the Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board (ARB) to meet the optional 0.02 g/bhp-hr N oxides of nitrogen emissions standards. The NOx emissions of the ISL G Near Zero are 90 percent lower than the 2010 EPA standard of 0.2 g/bhp-hr. "Based on the reliability and operating improvements of the base ISL G engine, the ISL G Near Zero is a game-changer," says Cummins Westport President Rob Neitzke. "The engine offers customers the benefit of performance with the lowest emissions at a much lower cost than battery electric-vehicles. It is zero-emissions technology at conventional propulsion system values." The ISL G Near Zero operates exclusively on compressed natural gas (CNG), and liquefied natural gas or renewable natural gas, and both utilize CWI emissions-leading and proprietary spark-ignited stoichio- metric combustion with cooled exhaust gas recirculation technology. In addition, the engines feature electronic controls with programmable features, closed crankcase ventilation system and maintenance-free Three-Way Catalyst aftertreatment. —

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