The new and innovative Perkins® SmartCap and My Engine App on display at MEE

The new and innovative Perkins® SmartCap and My Engine App on display at MEE

Visitors to the Perkins stand at MEE will get a chance to see the Perkins® SmartCap, a finalist for the 2018 Edison Awards™, which have recognised and honoured some of the most innovative new products, services and business leaders in the world since 1987.

One of the company’s latest innovative offerings is the ‘smart’ oil cap, which can be used on new and existing Perkins mechanical and electronic engines. Installed simply by replacing the existing oil filler cap, this solution allows end users to connect their mobile device to their engine via the free Perkins® My Engine App on their smartphone. The cap monitors the Perkins engine and sends data direct to the app, which can be downloaded now from the Apple and Google App stores.

“This patented device is the world’s first low cost engine-specific connectivity device,” said Michael Wright, Perkins general manager - aftermarket. “It provides the only way to add any connectivity to a mechanical engine and the only way to add telematics with no ongoing costs. We are watching its popularity grow with each passing day as we meet the needs of our global customers with this innovative and breakthrough step forward in the aftermarket.”

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
  • Parts book and consumables information

The breakthrough 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 (OMM). The app, which is already available in English, German, French, Spanish and Portuguese, provides instant engine information in key languages around the world; more languages are on the way with scheduled releases in 2018.

With an introductory recommended retail price £39.99/€45.99/$49.99 USD or the equivalent exchange rate, the Perkins SmartCap, which has no ongoing costs, is now being sold within Australia, the European Union, New Zealand, Canada, the UAE, the US and in additional countries in Africa and South America. It is continually obtaining certification in more countries and is available via the Perkins distribution network.


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