Roseville, MN (PRWEB) April 13, 2011
Horton, Inc. has introduced HVDI software, a Windows®-based diagnostic and control application, to aid in the rapid deployment of Horton’s VMaster® Di and Stratis® Di Viscous Fan Drive and Controller Systems. Initially limited for use by only Horton’s development engineers, the HVDI software is now available to select engine distributors and OEMs interested in evaluating VMaster Di or Stratis Di Viscous Fan Drive and Controller applications for engine cooling.
The HVDI Diagnostic and Control Software is part of Horton’s viscous development kit. The kit also includes a VMaster or Stratis Viscous Fan Drive, a cooling fan, a test wiring harness, a Di Controller and a USB to CAN (controller area network) communication adapter. This kit is designed to allow the OEM to install the fan and drive, connect the harness to the vehicle and Di controller, and have the variable-speed fan drive up and running in minutes.
Using the HVDI software, the user can connect to the vehicle; adjust the fan speed control loop; evaluate special modes, such as an external fan request or 70-percent fan speed override for noise testing; perform basic troubleshooting and diagnostics; and manually control the fan speed. The HVDI application provides additional functionality to record test data, create text files and export controller settings for quick analysis with Horton’s application engineers. Using this software, engineers can quickly evaluate the noise reduction and fuel-saving benefits of a Horton variable-speed viscous fan drive system.
With 60 years of industry experience, commitment to service, reliability and innovation, Horton is a premium worldwide provider of fan drives, fans and suspension products. Horton’s comprehensive research and development processes are driven by a dedication to exceed industry requirements today and in the future. The company has manufacturing plants in the United States and Germany, with licensed manufacturing facilities in Australia and the United Kingdom; offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Germany; and representatives in Brazil, Russia, South Korea, China and Australia. Horton products include VMaster® and Stratis® Viscous Fan Drives, VMaster Di and Stratis Di Viscous Fan Drives and Controllers, DM Advantage™ On/Off and Two-Speed Fan Drives, Arctis® Two-Speed Fan Drives, WindMaster® Revolution High-Efficiency/Hybrid-Flow Fans, WindMaster Fans, WindShift™ Modular Fans, Shogun™ Modular Fans, Electromagnetic On/Off Fan Drives, DriveMaster® Spring-Engaged Fan Drives, Klondike Series® Replacement Fan Clutches for the Kysor® K26RA as well as repair kits for Kysor’s K26RA, K22RA and K22FA, PolarForce® Two-Speed Conversion Kits, DM Advantage™ Conversion Super Kits, Genuine Horton repair kits, remanufactured fan drives and Roller Bushing Suspension Products.
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Roseville, MN 55113
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