This marks the fourth venture of this kind for Bergstrom, which is continuing to lead the no-idle industry through innovative cooperative ventures with companies selling complimentary technology.
While Bergstrom Inc., a global leader in the design and supply of climate systems to the commercial vehicle industry, manufacturers battery-powered no-idle systems, Vanner’s IdleWatch II system delivers hybrid solutions that provide power management and shut-down solutions for on-board, plug-in devices without idling the engine.
Bergstrom’s other recent cooperative ventures include Fontaine Modification, eNow and WheelTime.
“Vanner’s systems start where the NITE system stops,” says Bill Gordon, Vice President Aftermarket and NITE Sales at Bergstrom. “By teaming up, we’re helping fleets across North America and Europe take advantage of the full spectrum of anti-idling technology that is available on the market.”
As a battery-powered, no-idling system, the NITE system is able to generate high BTU cooling capacity without sending damaging emissions into the environment. This helps drivers reduce emissions and comply with anti-idling laws. It also helps save money on fuel. The system is the only no-idle system on the market that is able to run off batteries, shore power, solar charger or auto start-stop.
IdleWatch II complements the NITE system by constantly monitoring the battery state-of-charge. If the battery discharges below a predetermined point, IdleWatch II automatically restarts the vehicle to recharge the battery, or notifies the driver to start the vehicle’s engine or turn the equipment off.
To increase a vehicle’s battery life, IdleWatch II recharges batteries fully before shutting off the engine. It also enables fleets to operate AC and DC power tools and equipment from the battery when the engine is not running.
“Bergstrom and Vanner share the belief in high quality, cost-effective and environmentally responsible products, and we are very excited to be teaming up,” says Bruce Beegle, Vice President, Truck & Military Sales for Vanner.
Fleet owners and owner operators can professionally install the Vanner system at Fontaine Modification’s eight centers throughout Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Georgia and North Carolina.