Weekly Engine Scheduler
Controls, Inc., the Sharon Center, Ohio, manufacturer of engine control and monitoring systems, has developed a new engine controller with an integrated real time clock that allows operators to set weekly schedules for automatic, unattended operation of engine-powered equipment in the oil and gas, power generation and irrigation markets. The C3M-350-AS controller is designed to display the actual time and the next programmed start time and simple programming of the scheduler is done through front panel keys. The scheduler can be programmed to start and stop the engine based on time of day and the day of week, with as many as 24 events able to be independently scheduled, the company said.
The controller, which can be used with mechanical and Tier 3/Tier 4 electronically controlled diesel engines, also includes selectable engine safety alarms and shutdowns managed by the control panel independent from the engine control unit. An alarm log function allows the operator to view the last 32 events. Maintenance intervals can also be turned on to allow for predetermined time intervals to be monitored for approaching and past service conditions.