Innovate Motorsports Enables Individual Cylinder
Tuning with the ST-12
Irvine, California, August 24, 2005- Innovate Motorsports today announced the release of the ST-12 also known as the SuperTune-12 system. The ST-12 is a complete data acquisition system for advanced engine tuning. The system is anchored by Innovate Motorsports’ award-winning digital wideband Air/Fuel Ratio technology, but also includes flexible sensors for RPM, MAP, Temperature, Duty Cycle, and analog inputs.
The ST-12 can power, manage, and consolidate data from up to 12 specialized LC-1 (Lambda Cable) wideband oxygen sensor controller cables. The specialized cables are functionally identical to the standard LC-1 cables, except they are 18 ft. long, terminated with a single ST-12 (DB-15) connector, and sleeved in a rugged thermal insulator.
The ST-12 is targeted at engine builders, tuners, racers, and engine-technology developers. At its simplest, the ST-12 can add wideband Air/Fuel measurement to existing dynos, allowing users to either feed the ST-12’s outputs into their dyno, or to feed the dyno’s outputs into the ST-12.
For RPM, the ST-12 includes options for direct tach input, inductive clamp, GMR sensor, or optical sensors. For Manifold Absolute Pressure, the ST-12 features a configurable 1-bar, or 3-bar pressure sensor for both normally-aspirated and forced-induction applications. Multiple temperature and duty-cycle channels round out the auxiliary-input capabilities of the ST-12.
Every ST-12 system includes the powerful LogWorks software for viewing, analyzing, comparing, and saving session data. With LogWorks, users can view and print everything from standard dyno chart to 3D color graphs with transparent overlays. LogWorks features 32 channels of data, sampled at 12 samples/second.
A key feature of LogWorks 2.0 is a full math engine for generating calculated traces. For example, LogWorks can calculate and graph horsepower, allowing direct mapping and comparison of HP vs. RPM vs. AFR. This enables users to gather performance data with a number of different fuel maps (or jetting changes, etc.), the use LogWorks to directly determine peak volumetric efficiency at any RPM or load. In other works, LogWorks 2.0 can tell you not only what your AFRs are, but also what they should be.
“Individual cylinder tuning is the next major step forward in high-performance engine tuning,” stated Patrick Thompson, Innovate Motorsports’ President. “NASCAR and F1 teams have been doing it for years. Now it’s within the reach of every team, builder, and tuner.”
“One goal with this system was to make it easy for operations with older dynos to be able to add the latest capabilities,” says Klaus Allmendinger, Innovate Motorsports’ VP of Engineering. “Just get torque into the ST-12, and now you’ve got a very powerful dyno with serious data acquisition and analysis tools. You can also compare track data with dyno data on the same system.”
The forums at www.tuneyourengine.com feature insider tips and tricks on the new LogWorks 2.0 for the novice and ultimate enthusiasts.
Based in Southern California, Innovate Motorsports is committed to relentless product development, high manufacturing quality, and excellent technical support.
Contact Innovate Motorsports at (949) 502-8400 or visit www.tuneyourengine.com for more information. Dealer inquiries welcome.