Tuthill shows off smart pump technology
By Doug LeDuc | Greater Fort Wayne Bunsiness Weekly
Tuthill has developed a smart, continuous-duty fuel transfer pump technology it says will optimize the fueling of vehicle fleets as well as construction and agricultural equipment with large fuel tanks.
The Fort Wayne-based company’s Fill-Rite nextec Intelligence technology is featured in the 25 gallons per minute NX3200 series of pumps Tuthill is launching.
In addition to continuous duty, the series requires a lower amp draw than predecessors and includes an automatic power down feature to conserve power and reduce wear by shutting off after 20 minutes of inactivity.
The self-monitoring series works with a range of power from 12 to 24 volts and emits a variety of “intelligents tones” sounds signal specific pump conditions requiring attention.
“Up until now, pumping large volumes of fuel, filling large tanks or a number of vehicles meant you had to stop the pump every 30 minutes to let it cool down,” Tom Carmazzi, Tuthill CEO, said in a statement. “Now, with nextec Intelligence, the pump self-manages to maintain optimum performance and continuous operation. With nextec Intelligence in their pumps, fuel operators have advanced technology that predicts, protects and performs.”
The pump series is available now with multiple equipment combinations and a foot-mount model will be available by the end of the year.