Mar 15, 2016
Spokane, Wash. – HOTSTART, an international engine heating technology company, recently upgraded its Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) for the locomotive market with a three cylinder, Yanmar Tier 4 Final compliant engine. The new engine offers greater horsepower than its two cylinder predecessor which in turn provides increased heat output for effectively heating vital engine fluids and maintaining the temperature of the prime mover in cold weather.
Dec 15, 2015
To remain consistent with current part nomenclature standards, HOTSTART is reassigning selected Thermocord (Y-cord) part numbers as of December 1, 2015. The affected parts will not undergo any component or manufacturing alterations; form fit, function and application will remain unchanged. To view the service bulletin, please click on the link below.
Nov 5, 2015
Spokane, Wash. – HOTSTART is pleased to announce the hiring of Casey Hall as Market Manager for the Railroad sector. He will be responsible for sales and account management for locomotive engine heating products to the railroad market of the United States and Canada.
Nov 3, 2015
As of January 1, 2016, the OWT model heating system will no longer be offered. As OWT oil heaters reach the end of their operating life, these models may need to be replaced with alternative oil heating systems. HOTSTART is discontinuing the OWT model due to low demand and redundant applications with other HOTSTART heating systems. Discontinued OWT heater. To download the complete discontinuation notice, please click on the link below.
Oct 29, 2015
HOTSTART recently attended the 2015 Railway Interchange in Minneapolis, MN. During the event, Railway Age featured HOTSTART's Idle Reduction Systems in their daily show e-newsletter. Check out the full article at the link below.
Oct 23, 2015
Spokane, Wash. – HOTSTART, an international engine heating technology company, recently added new oil heater systems to its large capacity heater offerings. The oil heaters are designed to heat vital engine fluids allowing for clean, full power startups in marine, stationary power, mining and large equipment applications.
Oct 16, 2015
In the generator set market, forced circulation heating systems are often touted as being a forward-thinking, environmentally-friendly, high efficiency alternative to the traditional thermosiphon engine heater. However, these claims often lack quantitative evidence. Facilities managers, tasked with purchasing engine heating systems for data center generators, must then decide whether the high efficiency claims of a forced circulation system outweigh the inexpensive and uncomplicated legacy technology of the thermosiphon heating option.
Sep 1, 2015
Spokane, Wash. - HOTSTART will be exhibiting at Railway Interchange 2015 this October 4-6 in Minneapolis, MN. Visit HOTSTART at our indoor exhibit booth #3131 and our outdoor exhibit booth #518 to see the latest layover heaters for the locomotive industry.
Aug 11, 2015
Effective January 1, 2016, HOTSTART will discontinue the KBC battery charger product line. This discontinuation affects all battery chargers intended for locomotive and heavy equipment applications. Discontinued KBC Battery Charger.
Jul 17, 2015
To promote responsible use of energy resources, the European Commission is changing the requirements for pumps and pump systems bearing the CE mark, per Commission Regulation (EU) No. 622/2012. In order to maintain compliance with EU safety, health, and environmental protection requirements, HOTSTART will sell CE-marked CSMs with a new, high-efficiency pump beginning August 1, 2015. After this date, high-efficiency pumps will become standard components for CSM models intended for use or sale in the EEA, or that otherwise require the CE mark.