EPM Next Generation
Since 2008 our electronic indicator EPM-XP is in series production and up to now IMES offers four different EPM types: EPM-Peak, EPM-XP, EPM-XPplus and EPM-XPplus-vibro.
All EPM devices are battery powered, compact and lightweight handheld devices for 2- and 4-stroke diesel engines. They convince with their ease of use, robustness, and high accuracy. There is no need of factory calibration, neither after several years of operation.
More than 5,000 units have been sold up to now.
The measurements the user can perform are depending on the EPM type he is using. The digital peak pressure indicator EPM-Peak is designed to measure the maximum value of cylinder pressure while the engine analyser EPM-XPplus-vibro enables advanced combustion pressure measurements including vibro-acoustic diagnostic on 2- and 4-stroke diesel engines.
The further development EPM Next Generation offers one common hardware for all EMP types, this enables a simple upgrade from peak pressure indicator EPM-Peak up to engine analyser EPM-XPplus-vibro. The user can download a higher version from the Internet and it is not necessary to send the device back to IMES.
The collected data of all EPM types can be displayed and evaluated from the EPM visualization software. Via USB port the device will be connected to a PC and the visualization software identifies the EPM type and activates the corresponding software functions. Depending on the instrument peak pressure, pressure- and combustion behavior, performance data as well as valve timing will be evaluated and analyzed. If the PC is connected to the Internet it will be automatically checked if there are any hardware or visualization software updates. The user can install the updates and they are free of charge.
Furthermore, the optimized handheld devices of the EPM Next Generation offer 2 additional function keys for an easier handling and a larger and more comprehensive display.
All devices of EPM family are equipped with the very robust cylinder pressure sensor HTT-06 that offers a very good thermodynamic performance and they all have a battery capacity of more than 20 working hours.