An electronic fuel management system is a must-have tool for private or public organizations that operate fleets and need to control costs and inventories.
Whether you’re managing a trucking fleet, marina, airport, mobile fueling system, fire and police or other municipal department, you should be using this innovative technology that’s vehicle- mounted, easy to install and use.
Syn-Tech's FuelMaster is the fuel management system chosen to provide automated fuel service stations and data collection equipment at more 525 Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps operations around the world. It works with any pump-able fuel, including alternative fuels. And it’s tough-engineered and weatherproof to withstand any fueling and vehicle operation environment, giving you reliability you can count on.
FuelMaster’s Automotive Information Module (AIM2) Takes It A Step Further
AIM2 is a potted transmitter-receiver microprocessor board with flash memory. The device itself is a rubber-coated RFID ring that surrounds the vehicle’s fuel port and connects to the vehicle’s on-board computer. Fuel pump nozzles are fitted with a similar ring, so when the two come into proximity data is transferred to the fuel management system.
That provides real-time tracking of fuel operations and maintenance data. You can collect a wealth of information beyond the basics, enabling you to save money on fuel, maintenance and labor. Productivity improves, vehicles last longer, and less fuel is needed because waste and other losses are eliminated.
AIM2 Is Hands-Free
It reads, or “queries,” the RFID tag on the fuel nozzle to initiate fueling. Since contact must be maintained between the nozzle and the vehicle’s filler neck throughout fueling, the system automatically shuts off if contact is broken. There’s no opportunity for theft.
It records and tracks vehicle odometer mileage readings as well as the vehicle or equipment chronometer, to clock time. It stores individual vehicle information including things like vehicle ID, type of authorized product, quantity limit, site signature, reading RFID tag ID.
During fueling, AIM2 captures operating data from the on-board computer, including run time, idle time, direction of travel, engine trouble codes, hours of service, hours or miles to the next service, etc. Better tracking allows you to refine productivity and reduce vehicle wear-and-tear.
Finally, it transmits combined data to the fuel management system.
It’s All Good News For Your Bottom Line
Fuel security issues can be as important as vehicle efficiency, whether fueling sites are attended or not. Since AIM2 is entirely passive there’s no need for drivers or other crew members to do anything other than “swipe in” to activate the system.
Monitoring individual and overall driver habits enables you to institute new behaviors that save time, improve productivity and cut down on costly vehicle misuse that could also result in fuel waste. You get more consistent and more efficient vehicle maintenance as well as early detection of potential problems.
All these extended efficiencies add up to signigicant, broad savings that can quickly pay back the cost of your fuel management system.
Public or investor scrutiny makes accurate record-keeping and reporting doubly important – you simply can’t afford mistakes or a vague grasp of your fuel purchasing, inventory and dispensing processes.
Most municipalities and private companies report the cost of fuel typically represents their second-highest expense, underscoring the need for controlling costs. The FuelMaster AIM2 can help streamline your organization’s entire fuel management process. You can save money and protect your valuable fuel assets while getting easier, more complete and more accurate record-keeping that results in healthier fleets.