Using CAN bus display

Visual monitoring of machinery operation parameters

In addition to sending parameters to telematics server, in some situations it will also be useful for equipment operator to monitor changes in operation parameters “live”.

Visual monitoring of operating parameters “on board” helps driver or operator of a machine to optimize fuel consumption, avoid breakdowns, maximize cargo load while staying below the axle load limit, or solve other applicable tasks when operating a vehicle or stationary object.

Fuel consumption monitoring & optimization

Reducing costs for fuels and lubricants is one of the main tasks of fleet manager. Even 2-3% improvement of fuel economy of heavy fuel consumers, like watercrafts or railroad machinery, will save company’s budget for fuel, and fuel control leads to 20-30% optimization of fuel consumption.

MasterCAN Display 35 gets data on fuel consumption from standard CAN bus, fuel sensor, and also from ISOBUS (when installed on agricultural machinery). Telematics display is designed to be mounted in the driver’s or operator’s cab of various equipment: vehicles, quarrying equipment, water and railway transport, diesel generators, agricultural machinery,  tanker trucks, garbage trucks.

Locomotive operator/captain of a vessel/driver can select optimal movement pace, taking into account fuel consumption readings on MasterCAN Display 35 screen and vehicle speed. In addition, the driver or operator’s assistant/crew of a ship can receive information on additional parameters of engine operation: coolant temperature, oil pressure and temperature, rpm, etc.

MasterCAN Display 35 as a part of diesel telematics

Power generator operation monitoring

Power generator operation control helps to reduce fuel costs, plan timely refueling and maintenance, also it is good way to determine and prevent fuel thefts and generator breakdown.

MasterCAN Display 35 allows real-time monitoring of diesel generator engines. Display shows parameters received from additional telematics sensors with CAN J1939 interface, as well as from standard engine CAN bus.

Modern diesel generator sets are equipped with controllers, and even if additional fuel sensors and meters are installed, not all the parameters can be displayed on controller’s screen due to the limitations provided by the device manufacturer. MasterCAN Display 35 shows 420 parameters received from additional sensors over CAN J1939 interface, as well as from standard CAN bus of a machine. MasterCAN Display 35 shows operation parameters from 16 fuel level sensors, 16 flow meters and 2 analogue sensors – this is useful when you need to display operation of several diesel generators on a single display.

MasterCAN Display 35 as a part of genset telematics

Preventing axle overload

In an effort to maximize the amount of cargo loaded in semi-trailer or truck bed, one can unintentionally exceed maximum allowed load per axle. Doing so will damage vehicle suspension and will result in a fine for axle overload.

Installation of MasterCAN Display 35 solves urgent problems in the field of cargo transportation: as part of the on-board weighing system display helps a driver to monitor axle load and finish loading when the limit is reached.

In addition, on the road, a driver can monitor suspension’s and engine’s performance, for example, by getting live parameters from vehicle’s CAN bus or from additionally installed sensors.

Axle load monitoring with MasterCAN Display 35

In each of the described cases, MasterCAN Display 35 will also be useful for the post-trip check of vehicle’s condition – the display saves detected malfunction codes (DTCs) in internal memory, even if the malfunction “disappeared” by the end of the shift.

Fleet mechanic can view the saved errors and determine which vehicle unit needs to be checked – that allows repair equipment in time and avoid heavy breakdowns and associated costs.

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