EMP Brushless Electric Fan
All TK3 coolers feature EMP electric fans. EMP fans are brushless, controllable, reversible, and built from a cast aluminum shroud that can withstand even the harshest environments. Click here to learn more about EMP's fans.
Optional System Controller
Temperature controlled TK3 models include an EMP Micro Thermal Management Controller (uTMC). The uTMC can receive inputs from sensors, or from the vehicle. It uses an advanced software algorithm to interpret inputs and provide optimal thermal control to the system. It also provides complete system diagnostics. Click here to learn more about the uTMC.
Optional Integrated Wire Harness
Temperature controlled TK3 systems come with an integrated wiring harness assembly that will not break down or degrade when exposed to petroleum based fluids and glycol. Harnesses are built using connectors and interface terminals that are IP69k rated waterproof and dustproof. Wiring is routed and secured per IPC-A-610D section 4.5 class 2, and all terminals are crimped per SAE/CAR-21 sec. 4.4.
Aluminum Heat Exchanger
Heat exchangers on TK3 coolers are fabricated from an aluminum alloy that has been proven by numerous tests to be superior to copper-brass construction in durability and efficiency, while also weighing less.
The fans on TK3 coolers can be reversed periodically as a part of routine vehicle maintenance. This helps keep the heat exchanger cooling fins free of debris and functioning properly. Fan reverse can be controlled by a manual push button, a CAN/J1939 command, as a timed event, or by ignition on.
Fans on temperature controlled TK3 coolers are speed controlled by the uTMC controller based on coolant temperature feedback. This allows for optimal thermal management and little fluid temperature variation, while also helping to prevent heat exchanger clogging in dirty environments. Fan speed on PWM and CAN controlled models can be configured by the customer.
TK3 coolers come in both 12 and 24-volt versions to allow for easy installation on most vehicles by eliminating the need for an auxiliary power circuit. Units are also available in both pusher and puller configurations to maximize mounting location adaptability. Control strategy and fan speed can be configured as variable-speed temperature control, custom-speed PWM or CAN control, or single-speed on/off. UL and CSA approved TK3 versions are available upon request.
Increased Available Engine Horsepower
Any engine power used for cooling is directly subtracted from the horsepower available for driving the wheels, hydraulics, PTOs, etc. TK3 electric coolers manage coolant temperature while consuming much less power than a system cooled by a belt-driven fan or hydraulic fan.
Optimized Fluid Temperature
Temperature controlled TK3 coolers receive coolant temperature feedback from a thermistor sensor and drive the fans as necessary to maintain an optimal coolant temperature. This eliminates overheating and overcooling due to changes in ambient temperature and cooling demand.
TK3 can be controlled through the following communication protocols:
- On-Off, J1939 CAN, PWM , EMP-Link (Proprietary LIN), Temp Sensor.
- EMP-Link and J1939 CAN versions allow two-way communication to support diagnostics. J1939 CAN communications support J1939 messages defined for Secondary OBD Devices.
- PWM version provides tach-out feedback (RPM).
Note: J1939 CAN integrated FiL-11 fans available Q1 2017. Interim solution requires use of TMC system controller. Temp Sensor also requires use of TMC.