Safety Systems & Controls, Inc. (SSC) announces the addition of a maintenance timer feature to its Pace-One G2 top speed limiter. Those customers that want to take advantage of this feature will only be asked to pay for the extra cost of the wiring harness. The technology is free and our way of saying thanks to our customers.
All mobile equipment has scheduled maintenance intervals to protect components from wear and tear. These scheduled items include fluid and filter changes, tune ups and tires rotations to name a few. Most service is performed based on miles travelled or hours in operation. This timer will help make sure those serviced by hours in operation will be timely performed.
The maintenance timer is being added as a new pull-down menu on the Pace-One G2 Speed Limiter main page. Time intervals are input into the ECM specifying the next schedule maintenance. Prior to but near a vehicle’s next scheduled maintenance interval, the vehicle horn will generate a unique sound alerting the operator it’s time to take the vehicle in for service. If the vehicle surpasses the maintenance interval, the top travel speed will be automatically reduced until it is serviced and reset. “The idea behind the reduced speeds” explains Chris Webre, President of SSC, “is to encourage the operator to take the vehicle to the maintenance shop for service. No one likes to be the slow poke.” After servicing the vehicle, the maintenance supervisor hooks up to the Pace-One G2 ECM with a uCal G2 programmer and resets the timer.
PACE-One G2 is designed to work on drive-by-wire vehicles (electric governor) and in most cases is 100% plug & play. The system is capable of setting up to four different top travel speeds on a vehicle. Triggers for the different speeds include but are not limited to 1) vehicle travel direction, 2) location of the vehicle, 3) operation being performed and 4) status of monitored engine systems.