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How Does a Tachometer Work?

How Does a Tachometer Work?

A tachometer is an instrument which measures the working speed of an engine, typically in revolutions per minute (RPM). It is commonly used in cars, boats, planes, and other vehicles. Most tachometer gauges have either an analog (dial) or digital (LCD or LED screen) display.

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What Does DEF Do: General Understanding

What Does DEF Do: General Understanding

Diesel Exhaust Fluid, better known as DEF, is a chemical compound known for neutralizing nitrous oxide (NOx) emissions that would otherwise be harmful to the environment and people. Nitrogen oxides contribute to the formation of smog and acid rain, they affect the tropospheric ozone. 

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DEF Tanks & DEF Senders: What You Need to Know

DEF Tanks & DEF Sensors: What You Need to Know

Diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) is a non-hazardous solution used within a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system to break down harmful pollutants (NOx) generated by a diesel engine. DEF is 32.5% urea, or aqueous ammonia solution, and 67.5% deionized water. The fluid is sprayed and then spread into the exhaust gas via a mixer before entering the SCR catalyst.

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Marine Gauges: Everything You Need to Know

Marine Gauges: Everything You Need to Know

Marine gauges are integral components for any ship or boating vessel. This equipment is the key to monitoring data, such as speed, oil pressure, battery conditions, and much more. By transmitting this information onto an easy to read screen or dial, these gauges allow for the easy operation of waterborne vessels.

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How to Find the Best Devices for Your NMEA 2000 System

NMEA 2000 is the latest version of the NMEA communications standard for marine instruments that allows you to easily install and connect compatible devices within your vessel. Upgrading your boat console and devices to this standard simplifies the device integration process. A fully integrated NMEA 2000 system enhances navigation and provides better access to data.

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Best Use Cases for a GPS Speedometer

Best Use Cases for a GPS Speedometer

You are no doubt already familiar with a speedometer gauge, which measures and displays the speed of a boat or vehicle. The device comes standard in motor vehicles and is also frequently seen in the majority of vehicles, boats, and off-road vehicles traveling on roads, waterways, or trails where speed would be vital as it pertains to operation and safety.

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Why Upgrade Your Boat Console to NMEA 2000

Why Upgrade Your Boat Console to NMEA 2000

Quite simply, NMEA 2000 has made the lives of marine enthusiasts and those who work in the industry a little bit simpler. It can improve safety, reduce repair costs, and make the integration process much easier. Some boaters are still working with NMEA 0183 or are in the process of switching out components. If you’re thinking of upgrading your vessel to NMEA 2000, read on for an understanding of how and why to proceed.

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4 Components That Make up Fuel Level Sending Units

4 Components That Make up Fuel Level Sending Units

Fuel level sending units can be rather complex from their standard components that can be viewed on the outside all the way down to the intricate components on the printed circuit board that reside in the inside that ensure that you're getting an accurate fuel reading. Here we’ll explore the components that are used in a fuel level sending unit along with their purpose, how they work, and the materials that make them up. 

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Benefits of a Multi-Function Level Sender

Benefits of a Multi-Function Level Sender

As someone in a purchasing role within the commercial vehicle or agricultural industry you've probably been faced with the challenge of reaching out to a supplier to purchase either several hundred or thousands of units to either replace an existing level sending unit or for a new line vehicles set to be launched relatively soon. With so many options and features readily available on the market it can be rather daunting to make a decision that ultimately will impact your company along with your workers who will then be using the equipment's.

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Understanding IP Ratings for Marine and Industrial Gauges

When you’re in the market for gauges for any application, you will need to compare technical specifications. One key piece of information for instrumentation — whether for marine, industrial, construction, vehicle, or machinery — is the IP rating or IP code. By understanding IP ratings, you can make the best decisions when specifying gauges. If you sell to the public, this information can also help you to explain to your customers what they’re getting when they purchase gauges.

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Validation Cheat Sheet

A critical element of designing and manufacturing new vehicle or engine components is to confirm that they work as intended. The industry has developed myriad different types of tests to validate critical performance features. When your supplier decides on which tests to perform on a component, it’s necessary for them to consider any and all conditions under which a part will operate. Avoid cutting corners or overlooking any kind of test that will help ensure the safe operation of a component.

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Level Sensing Technology

Types of Level Sensing Technologies Used by OEM in the USA

Level senders are found on virtually any gas-powered vehicle or machinery. The importance of this crucial component is often taken for granted. However, the type that you specify when manufacturing a vehicle affects the final product and the user’s experience with it. There are many different types of level sensing technologies available on the market.

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KUS Announces Mexico Regional Office (Header Image)

KUS Announces Mexico Regional Office

Davie, Fla. — Over the past 30 years, KUS Auto Global manufactured products and components to supply the Americas region. As time had progressed, international trading laws have changed making exporting to the United States more challenging and costly to customers. In order to regain the competitive edge, KUS has decided to open up a regional office based out of Escobedo, Mexico. The KUS Mexico regional office will be responsible for research and development, production, sales and after-sales service, and product solutions for DEF tank assemblies.

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5 Things to Consider When Looking for a Fuel Level Sender

Fuel level senders are some of the most important pieces of equipment in an application. It allows you to monitor how much fuel is in your tank at a given time and most importantly, when you need to refuel. Some senders have more advanced features like triggering an alarm when its nearing empty or having pick-up and return lines. So, how do you know which one is right for your tank? Well, whether you are installing a new fuel tank in your boat or refurbishing an antique car, there are five things you must consider when looking for a new fuel level sender.

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How to Install a Level Sending Unit

Chances are you just received your new level sending unit and you're looking to install it in your tank but don’t know where to begin. This guide will help make the situation much easier walking you through the ten steps of installing your level sending unit as well as possible issues you may have along the way.

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Diesel Exhaust Fluid

What is Diesel Exhaust Fluid?

International standards call for highly effective exhaust after-treatment systems in order to mitigate the environmental impact of diesel engine emissions. The after-treatment process relies on diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), also known by the brand name AdBlue, to break down harmful pollutants. Here, we take a look at what diesel exhaust fluid is, why it’s needed, and the requirements for using it.

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ADAS in an Off Road Environment

ADAS, or advanced driver assistance systems, are evolving quickly. These “smart” systems of sensors and microprocessors reside inside and around a vehicle to provide a wealth of information to the driver and other connected devices.

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KUS Wins 2019 Masters of Quality Supplier Award by DTNA

Davie, Fla. — Kusauto International Ltd. (KUS) has received the Masters of Quality Supplier Award by Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA). The award honors the top components and services suppliers to Freightliner and Western Star trucks. According to DTNA, the recipients “demonstrate dedication to continuous improvement of the quality of their products, support to DTNA and overall performance.”

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8 Tips to Keep Your Boat Running Smoothly

Boat sales exploded in 2020, and if you’re the proud owner of a boat — whether for the first time or the tenth time — you undoubtedly want to keep it in top shape. A smoothly running boat provides hours of enjoyment. A malfunctioning one can lead to dangerous situations and major repair expenses. Even small issues with boat gauges or engine components can have a way of compounding one another and leading to problems at the worst times.

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KUS USA Holiday Update

KUS USA will be on away for the holidays 12/19, returning 1/4. During this time we will be out of office and have limited communication with our customers as it pertains to order processing and shipping.

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How to Troubleshoot KUS Boat Gauges

All boat owners have been there. Something stops working and you tear apart your deck trying to figure out which gauge or instrument is the source of the problem. We will guide you on how to test your liquid level sending unit and fuel gauge so that you can isolate the problem and quickly order a new part.

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Aftertreatment System

An Introduction to Aftertreatment Systems

The main function of an aftertreatment system is to significantly reduce harmful emissions produced by diesel fuel powered equipment. It does so by targeting certain molecules present after diesel combustion and converting or processing them into less harmful byproducts. The targeted emissions include Particulate Matter (PM), Hydrocarbons (HC) and Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) present at different stages of the engine operation. Nowadays, in the US, it is mandatory that virtually all diesel engines are equipped with an aftertreatment system to meet government emissions requirements.

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5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Component Supplier

When you work with partners to manufacture and supply engine components for commercial vehicles or other applications, you probably have your list of those you use frequently, perhaps some of them your company has worked with for years. However, making a choice based on “the way it’s always been done” is not usually the best for business.

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6 Tips for Explaining Instrumentation Issues to Customers

Boat owners are the lifeblood of your business. Not only do you strive to carry the products they want and need, you need the ability to communicate with them effectively. You should be able to help them assess any problems with their boat, find a solution, and understand the value of the products and services you offer. Here, we’ll provide six tips to help you communicate with them, particularly where instrumentation issues are concerned.

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Fleet of Semi-Trucks

The Engineer’s Guide to Global On-road Emission Regulations

An understanding of emission regulations underlies any work that contributes to the manufacture of commercial and industrial vehicles. International standards call for highly effective exhaust after-treatment systems in order to mitigate impacts on air, water, and human health. These regulations are incredibly detailed, complex, and vary by country. Here, we take a look into the broad overview of global emission regulations.

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4 Factors That Influence Instrumentation Pricing

When you regularly order vehicle instruments and gauges, you probably weigh a lot of factors in your decisions, with price ranking high among them. The cost of individual components can work its way along the manufacturing chain to eventually affect pricing and profits on final products. 

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Fuel Level Sender Installed on Aluminum Tank

Troubleshooting Your Boat’s Fuel Level Sender

When you’re out on the water, you want to relax and assume that all of the gauges and components on your boat are working smoothly. However, if you feel like your boat’s fuel gauge is giving inaccurate readings, or worse — you run out of fuel unexpectedly, you might have a problem with your fuel level sender. A marine fuel level sender and fuel gauge work as a unit, but for purposes of this article, we’ll focus on the level sender, helping you diagnose it and replace it if needed, so you can get back to boating.

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A Quick Guide to NMEA 2000

A Quick Guide to NMEA 2000

NMEA 2000 is a plug-and-play communications standard used for connecting marine instrumentation within vessels. The plug-and-play interface allows devices made by different manufacturers to communicate with each other within the same network without causing interference between devices.

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KUS COVID-19 Situation Update

As the COVID-19 situation develops, we want to keep you updated on the situation at KUS USA and how it may affect your business as cities, counties, and states are ordering non-essential businesses to close.

KUS is considered an essential business by the Department of Homeland Security. We supply parts and components to many companies that are essential to support the critical infrastructure.

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Come stop by our booth at METSTRADE 2019

KUS will be exhibiting at the METSTRADE Marine Equipment Trade show at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre in Amsterdam, Netherlands from November 19th - November 21st, 2019 at booth 12.429.

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KUS will present at the 2019 Integer Emission Summit

KUS will be attending the Integer Emission Summit in Indianapolis, Indiana from November 19th - November 20th, 2019.

Our Director of Sales and Business Development Aaron Irvin and Global Marketing Manager Martin Ma will be available to discuss KUS's DEF's tank assemblies and sensor solutions.

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KUS looks forward to seeing you at NACV 2019 in Atlanta, GA

From October 28 – 31, 2019, KUS group will be exhibiting at the North America Commercial Vehicle (NACV) show at Atlanta, GA, booth 7659.

NACV Show 2019 is the most comprehensive commercial vehicle trade show in North America, targeting fleets, products, and services.

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Oxford EMBA Visit KUS Group

KUS is delighted to host Executive MBA students from the Saïd Business School of Oxford University for their annual corporate visit. Experienced professionals from the EMBA class and KUS joined together to discuss innovation, technology, branding, and corporate sustainability.

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