November 9, 2023
Four Things You Need to Know About the EMEA Fuel Dispenser Ranges
Despite the move towards decarbonization, internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles are still prevalent in most markets and, according to some reports, many will be in use long after 2030. Aging dispenser equipment will eventually need to be replaced to avoid breakdowns, as normal equipment wear and tear could lead to nozzles becoming in-operational, resulting in forecourt congestion and queuing.
But why invest in a Dover Fueling Solutions (DFS) dispenser?
With the new Tokheim Quantium™, Wayne Helix™ and Wayne Century 3™ fuel dispenser ranges, – available in Europe, the Middle East and Africa – every detail is taken into consideration to minimize site downtime and installation costs, making the process (and cost) of change as streamlined as possible.
In this article, we’ll drill down into some unique capabilities the Quantium, Helix, and Century 3 dispenser ranges provide fuel retailers.
Enhanced Modularity, Customization, and Media
The EMEA dispenser ranges come with an extended range of options to meet specific requirements and a broad range of applications, from heavy-duty vehicle refueling to fuel retailing. In fact, there are more than 10,000 possible configurations, which means fuel retailers can create a dispenser that fits their specific wants, needs and forecourt layout. Engineered with an intelligent modular design and packed with industry leading component technology, the EMEA dispenser ranges have superior nozzle availability and embody future-proof engineering with retrofit modularity, enabling retailers to build a perfect model for their forecourt, now and in the future.
The entire range is also completely customizable in terms of branding, with the same trusted corrosion protection on each part, through our leading in-house paint and print technology.
Integrated digital media is another way for fuel retailers to completely customize each dispenser and optimize the consumer refueling experience. With the Tokheim Quantium™ ML, Wayne Helix™ 5000 II, and Wayne Helix™ 6000 II, T-Media™ by Dover Fueling Solutions (DFS) can be integrated into the dispenser, turning each dispenser into a promotional powerhouse. This allows retailers to interact with consumers, based on dispenser activity, so media content is synced with the consumers interaction with the fuel dispenser. It’s another way for retailers to boost sales and profit margins.
Improved User Experience
Motorists are no longer only looking to refuel when they arrive at a service station, and their overall customer experience is now a deciding factor when it comes to selecting where and when to refuel. The new EMEA dispenser ranges take the user experience into account with an enhanced hose retraction system and electronic dispenser head. The new design on the Quantium ML, Helix 5000 II, and Helix 6000 II fuel dispensers also offer a new premium 7-6-5 sales and volume display for optimal user experience and up to five individual unit displays.
The hose retraction system used is specifically designed for durability, meaning it is more robust than other dispenser hose management systems on the market. A durable, long-lasting hose retraction system means it is less likely to require repairs or be out of service for motorists. With easy free reach, the new EMEA dispenser ranges ensures motorists do not have to use force when pulling the hose to refuel, and models with long hose reach gives motorists the flexibility to park and refuel from every pump in island position, with ease.
Minimal Meter Drift and Accurate Fast Fueling
Designed for superior stability and accuracy over the lifetime of the dispenser, the DFS Piston meter ensures accurate metering in all conditions – exceptional stability, in fact, with minimal drift of 0.04% over 8 million litres. In addition, each dispenser range features electronic calibration and benefits from an industry best resolution of 400 pulses per litre for enhanced accuracy across all flow rates.
Not only does the DFS Piston meter provide stability and accuracy over the lifetime of the dispenser, it is also future proof. Fuels evolve, and not every fuel meter is able to withstand varying fuel types without variations or adjustments; however, the DFS Piston meter has a robust design which ensures optimal performance with all fuel types – now and in the future.
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Do you know the difference between vane and a gear pump technology? It's a component within a fuel dispenser, one that most fuel retailers don’t give a second thought, but it has a big impact on the longevity of the dispenser.
Vane-style pumps are more likely to cause a breakdown long-term due to parts that wear, and it is also more sensitive to dirt particles (found in fuel), which again can cause a breakdown and maintenance cost. A vane-style pump also causes more vibrations within the dispenser – not only does this cause a lot of noise, the vibrations can strain other internal components, increasing the risk of wear and leaks.
This is why the new EMEA dispenser ranges utilize the DFS gear pump. It is more robust and utilizes high quality components to reduce risk of leaks, while ensuring reliable and durable operational performance. There is also minimal vibration within the dispenser, reducing noise as well as the risk of wear and leaks.
In addition, these dispensers use a hydraulic stack design to ensure better access and faster maintenance interventions, as well as reduced leak points overall. Tube connections within the hydraulic system are made with our patented double-bump connections, which prevent any of the tubes being assembled (or re-assembled after maintenance) incorrectly and allow for much faster remedial time on site.
The Tokheim Quantium, Wayne Helix and Wayne Century 3 fuel dispensers are here to bridge the gap as the world transitions to a cleaner, greener future. Engineered with field-proven global components and corrosion resistant materials, the new EMEA DFS dispenser ranges offer exceptional reliability, enhanced modularity, advanced hydraulics, and minimal meter drift. Retailers looking to upgrade can rest assured they are investing in a dispenser built to last.