Since 1932, Perkins Engines Company Limited has been one of the world’s leading providers of off-highway diesel and gas engines. Now part of the Caterpillar family of businesses, Perkins celebrated its 85th anniversary in 2017.
Continuing to leap forward in engineering technology and innovation, the team behind the brand recently launched the Perkins® SmartCap, a “smart” oil cap that is the world’s first low-cost engine telematics device. Installed simply by replacing an existing oil filler cap, the SmartCap is a low-cost connectivity solution that allows users to connect a mobile device to an engine via the free Perkins® My Engine App on their smartphones. The cap monitors the Perkins engine and sends data directly to the app.
When combined, the Perkins SmartCap and Perkins My Engine App will give Perkins customers engine information including:
- Engine running hours
- Engine location
- Service reminders and service log
- Parts book and consumables information
- Perkins Distributor locator
The breakthrough telematics offering also provides easy access to engine-specific information such as build list, series, type, model, the Perkins® Platinum Protection indicator and the operation and maintenance manual. Caterpillar’s Global Information Services Division team worked closely with Perkins to create the app, which was recognized as a finalist for a Caterpillar Excellence Award in Innovation.
“In April 2018 the Perkins Smart Cap was recognized across industries by winning the Edison Innovation Gold Award."