Low-cost engine telematics device

Perkins has launched the world’s first low-cost engine level telematics device – the Perkins SmartCap.

Perkins SmartCap and My Engine app
Get low-cost engine level telematics with the Perkins SmartCap that can be fitted to any Perkins mechanical or electronic engine in a matter of minutes to instantly provide engine telematics.
Perkins SmartCap
Connect with your engine. The Perkins SmartCap and Perkins My Engine app will allow users of Perkins engines to easily obtain information such as engine running hours, service reminders and start / stop data.

The ‘smart’ oil cap can be used on new and existing Perkins mechanical and electronic engines and allows users to connect their mobile devices to their engines via the free Perkins My Engine app on their smartphone.

The cap monitors the Perkins engine and sends data directly to the Perkins My Engine App. The free app can be downloaded from Apple or Google stores.

When combined, the Perkins SmartCap and Perkins My Engine App will give Perkins customers truly useful engine information including:

  • Engine running hours
  • Engine location
  • Service reminders and service log
  • Start / stop data
  • Parts book and consumables information

“The low-cost Perkins SmartCap, in conjunction with the Perkins My Engine app, will for the first time enable Perkins customers to easily track engine use and servicing requirements, locate the local Perkins distributor, see parts information and receive service updates, all in one place,” says Michael Wright, GPerkins general nanager – Aftermarket.

“The app was launched at ConExpo in March and is already proving popular with customers, as it allows them to register their Perkins engine, access their OMM (Operating Maintenance Manual) and parts book. A service record can also be kept, while the user can easily make contact with the local Perkins distributor through its Distributor Locator feature.

“The low-cost cap and free app are very simple to use. Also, the fact the cap can be fitted to any Perkins mechanical or electronic engine in a matter of minutes and instantly provide engine telematics will be appreciated by millions of Perkins end users.”

The Perkins My Engine app and Perkins SmartCap are ideally suited to owners and operators of Perkins powered machines, providing easy access to engine-specific information such as; running hours, start/stop data, build list, series, type, model, Perkins Platinum Protection indicator, parts book, OMM, a consumable list, coming services and a completed service log.

Priced at an introductory MSRP of $49.99, the Perkins SmartCap has no ongoing costs. It will be available from local Perkins distributors – – and from Perkins’ newly launched online US parts shop, Production release is September 2017.


Note to editors

Perkins is one of the world’s leading suppliers of off-highway diesel and gas engines in the 4 – 2000 kW (5 – 2800 hp) market. Perkins key strength is its ability to tailor engines precisely to meet customers’ requirements, which is why its engine solutions are trusted by more than 1,000 leading manufacturers in the industrial, construction, agricultural, materials handling and electrical power generation markets. Perkins distributor network provides support wherever needed around the world. An extremely high standard is set to ensure the distribution network provides an outstanding service to all customers.

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