Ametek debuts NG dashboard gauges

Truck Parts and Service Staff April 22, 2014

Philadelphia Commercial PhotographerAMETEK Vehicular Instruments Systems (VIS) has added natural gas compatible versions of its dashboard gauges and instrument clusters.

Among the AMETEK VIS products offered for natural-gas-fueled vehicles are its Universal Instrument Panel-Basic (UIP-B), Universal Instrument Panel-Message Center (UIP-MC), Universal Instrument Panel-Specialized (UIP-S), Can-Communicator 2-in. Graphic Display, and several customer-specific custom gauges and instrument clusters.

Based on AMETEK’s field-proven Next Generation Instrumentation (NGI) architecture, the gauges and clusters satisfy the requirements for a broad range of natural-gas-fueled vehicles and offer a wide variety of easily customized gauges, telltales and displays, the company says. The gauges and clusters also can be customized to specific vehicles requirements in minimal time and with no tooling costs.

AMETEK says its highly successful NGI modular dashboard instrument system provides a reliable, cost-effective alternative to analog gauges found on heavy trucks and other vehicles. The fully, digital multiplexed system lends itself to both new and retrofit applications

The instrument clusters feature large, easy-to-read graphics displays that provides real-time data, diagnostics, fault codes, user setup features and maintenance requirements. Optional external NGI gauges can be added, giving the system additional versatility and functionality, the company says.

AMETEK says both UIP panels and C-COM gauges are able to monitor diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) as well as other by-product and exhaust levels.

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