Remote Energy says it has established a formal distributor partnership with Sotreq, the largest Cat dealer in Brazil, to deliver and deploy Remote Energy’s anti-idle products in the country.
Remote Energy’s range of anti-idle products provide an innovative solution for reducing emissions and improving efficiency from mobile mining fleets, according to the company.
During a typical mine haulage cycle, trucks and other large mobile fleet experience multiple events of delay, queueing, waiting, etc. During these periods of delay the equipment is stationary and the engine sits at idle. This idle time can range from 5-35% of total engine hours. The engine’s main function during these periods of idle is to maintain in-cab climate control for the operator driving a small belt driver air conditioning compressor. For a high horsepower engine, this is a hugely unproductive task.
Remote Energy Anti-idle systems resolve this mismatch by providing an on-board energy source that is sized correctly for the task, keeping the critical systems primed while the machine is sitting idle, allowing the main engine to shut down, it explained. While the benefits may seem obvious, the flow on effects of idle avoidance are far reaching across the fleet and operations, according to the company.
Remote Energy General Manager, Chris Baumann, said: “We’re happy to announce this agreement with Sotreq, a clear leader in the Brazilian market for delivering mining technology solutions
to its customers. Sotreq has significant reach and support capability across the region and is the perfect partner for us in rolling out these solutions to customers in Brazil. Our companies
share the same vision, to deliver seamless solutions to our customers, that provide meaningful and tangible operational and efficiency benefits.”
Under the scope of the agreement, Sotreq will market, install, service and support the Eco-Drive and iON-DRIVE anti-idle solutions throughout its network in Brazil.