Fuel pump provider Wayne has launched the Wayne Helix fuel dispenser line, a global family of pumps that are said to place an emphasis on intelligent design, security, and advanced technology.
There are three models in the line: the Wayne Helix 2000, the Wayne Helix 4000, and the Wayne Helix 5000. The fuel dispenser family has been designed and engineered to be a consistent, global platform on which all future Wayne dispenser configurations will be developed.
Wayne created Helix in co-operation with international design and innovation consultancy IDEO — based on market research and consumer, retailer, and service technician insights from around the world.
Neil Thomas, president of Wayne, said: “The Helix fuel dispenser family represents the best of everything Wayne has to offer. From the excellence of our global engineering teams to our collaboration with IDEO, this is a unique family of dispensers designed and engineered based on feedback from retailers and their customers all over the world. The Helix dispenser is the fuel dispenser redesigned and reconceived — from the inside out, and from the bottom up.”
The variety of available Helix models are said to help retailers reduce ownership costs through identical maintenance procedures and parts.
Paul de la Port, Wayne vice president of products, said: “The Helix dispenser family represents the next step in the progression of forecourt fuel dispensing, because this is a product that addresses the needs of everyone whose hands will touch it over its lifetime. Our research conducted on four continents said that consumers want a consistent experience. With ever-changing forecourt infrastructures and a myriad of choices of fuel-dispenser and device configurations, our retail customers worldwide can expect consistency and simplicity without overspending to upgrade.”
Key features include enhanced displays; improved branding/signage space visible by motorists from multiple angles; angled nozzle boots and payment interface improve user comfort and accessibility; improved serviceability with a new filter spill funnel that allows tidy filter changes by minimising spills, using hidden drip troughs that redirect spills away from branding areas; and a new compact pumping unit filter pot that lets users exchange filters without touching fuel.
Wayne Xflo fuel meter, which helps lower fuel loss and boost inventory and management accuracy, is available as an optional extra.