Our latest breakthrough digital innovations – Perkins® SmartCap and Perkins® My Engine App – continue to go from strength to strength. By putting truly useful engine information right at your fingertips, you can keep your engines running effectively with the minimum amount of effort.
Managing the maintenance, service and repair of your engines is straightforward and simple when you use the Perkins® My Engine App and Perkins® SmartCap digital solutions.
Customers across the world are enjoying the convenience and value the new tools bring to their business. More than 100,000 customers have already downloaded the app, and that number rises every day.
Both products are part of a customer-focused digital strategy from Perkins, which aims to provide advanced levels of support and assistance in a fast and fuss-free way.
The Perkins My Engine App is a free smartphone app, available to download from the Apple and Google Play app stores. It allows customers to register their engines and quickly download parts books, Operation and Maintenance Manuals (OMM) and even technical wireframe drawings of their engines.
Having such rich engine information in the palm of your hand means identifying and ordering replacements parts, organising services or accessing extra support are just a few clicks away.
Perkins recently released a major update to the Perkins My Engine App which features an improved and intuitive interface. Italian and Turkish have been added to a growing list of languages, which include English, French, German and Spanish. This means that customers across Europe, operating in competitive agricultural markets, can all enjoy the benefits of the app in their native languages.
For customers running multiple machines, the Perkins My Engine App brings further benefits. It advises if you have common build specifications across your engines, allowing you to buy replacement parts in bulk to save time and money. It also keeps you connected to a constantly-updating parts database, making it easy to get your orders right first time.
“Perkins My Engine App is a product that makes life easier and ensures you get the best support and service from Perkins,” said Perkins parts product manager Ian Bradford. “It’s a free product for every Perkins customer that gives you critical extra knowledge, so there’s really no reason not to use it!”
Customers get further benefits when they link the Perkins My Engine App to the Edison gold award winning Perkins SmartCap. The Perkins SmartCap replaces the standard oil filler cap and monitors your engine – sending data direct to your phone via the app.
It’s the world’s first low-cost engine-level telematics device, which works on both mechanical and electronic engines, new and old.
The standalone device uses the vibrations from your engine to calculate its running hours and also provides data on the machine’s location and accurate service reminders.
You get a complete picture of all your engines, right there on your phone. So you can easily track the maintenance requirements of all machines, knowing what needs to be done and when – without ever having to enter a cab.
“With the Perkins SmartCap, we allow – at a very low cost – owners and operators to track their hours and the locations of their Perkins powered machines,” said Ian. “They can better plan their service schedules, reduce downtime, increase uptime and have a more convenient service experience.
“We are watching the popularity of all our digital products grow with each passing day as we meet the needs of our global customers with this innovative and breakthrough step forward in the aftermarket,” added Ian.