Vehicle Control System suits small spark ignition engines.
Press Release Summary:
APECSÂ® 5000 consists of programmable control system that has engine protection and diagnostic features. Unit provides engine/ground speed control, rate of acceleration control, drive-by-wire operation, variable speed operation, and power take-off operation. Product also offers universal speed input, stepper motor actuator, status LED, and sealed, waterproof connectors. System is suitable for all-terrain and utility vehicles, golf cars, and turf and ground maintenance equipment.
Original Press Release:
Syncho-Start Introduces Engine/Vehicle Control System
Niles, Illinois - Synchro-Start has expanded its series of APECS® programmable control systems to include the inexpensive APECS 5000 for small spark ignition engines that power mobile equipment. APECS 5000 is a fully programmable control system that has engine protection and diagnostic features. Suitable for all-terrain and utility vehicles, golf cars, turf and ground maintenance equipment, and small gen-sets, the APECS 5000 provides engine/ground speed control, rate of acceleration control, drive-by-wire operation, variable speed operation, and power take-off operation among its control capabilities.
o Calibration is simple using ACT, Synchro-Start's proprietary software. The controller can be calibrated on any IBM-compatible PC, allowing for easy customization and re-programmability.
o Universal speed input permits use with magnetic pickups, coil-type spark ignition systems, magneto spark ignition systems, and Hall Effect sensors.
o Stepper motor actuator provides high torque, yet requires low current (0.6 amps per phase). Actuator can be micro-stepped to 0.225° accuracy and enables programmable travel and direction, up to 360° clockwise or counter-clockwise, for precise governing.
o Internal diagnostics monitor engine operation and the status LED indicates malfunctions through coded flashing. Built-in engine protection capability can monitor engine coolant and oil pressure.
o Sealed, waterproof connectors assure reliability in harsh environments.
Synchro-Start Products is a leader in the design and manufacture of digital electronic controls, solenoids, and proportional actuators used by major OEM's of industrial diesel engines and mobile equipment. For more information about the APECS 5000 and other Synchro-Start products, please contact:
Synchro-Start Products, Inc.
6250 West Howard Street
Niles, Illinois USA 60714-3433