CASE Construction Equipment has introduced the all-new SiteControl CoPilot powered by Leica Geosystems. Available factory-installed or as a retrofit on select CASE M Series dozers, the CoPilot system bridges the gap between automatic and indicate-only systems and offers a cost-effective entry into 2D and 3D machine control technology.
Originally debuted at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 with a limited-time enrollment offer, ActiveCare Direct is now available free for one year on new purchases of a wide range of Volvo Construction Equipment models. With ActiveCare Direct, Volvo provides customers with 24/7/365 active machine monitoring, as well as monthly fleet utilization reports to allow customers to spend more time making informed fleet management decisions and less time sorting through data and alarm codes. When a machine requires attention, Volvo alerts the local dealer so they can respond quickly — and the customer's operation continues to run smoothly.
Perkins has launched the world's first low cost engine level telematics device - the Perkins SmartCap. The company, which is celebrating its 85th anniversary, proudly unveiled its latest innovation, a ‘smart' oil cap, which can be used on new and existing Perkins mechanical and electronic engines.
The John Deere Machine Health Monitoring Center is changing how the manufacturer and its dealers analyze data and proactively support customers through mainstream technology. A similarly named, but dealer-driven component of this service, is the Machine Monitoring Center. It was launched at CONEXPO where a simulated monitoring centre showed what John Deere dealers are doing everyday - monitoring machines and reacting and responding more efficiently to critical issues that can result in costly downtime.
Telematics and machine control were discussed extensively as part of the technology focus at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017. Here, we provide a look at some of the innovative approaches that manufacturers have taken to advance these important aspects of equipment management and operation.
Leica Ready machine control kits will now be offered on dozers and excavators by Liebherr. Working with high precision GNSS, Leica Ready kits bring increased accuracy and improve efficiency up to 30 percent. Enabling swift and fast installation of Leica Geosystems' Machine Control systems, such as Leica iCON iGD4SP Dual GNSS and iGD3 3D for bulldozers and the Leica iCON iXE3 system for excavators, return on investment is easily realized.
The constructionindustry has seen it coming for a while now: The commoditization and decreased costs of telematics, both in terms of hardware and connectivity, could help lead to billions of dollars worth of new efficiencies in operations and capital management. Several factors, including a down turned economy and glut of used equipment that has at times slowed the purchasing of new machines, have meant the industry has been slow to adopt telematics and the so-called industrialinternet-of-things. But there are signs that will soon dramatically change.
Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc., has extended the period during which owners of Hyundai wheel loaders and full-sized excavators may use its Hi-Mate remote management system free of charge to five years from three. The extended Hi-Mate coverage applies retroactively to any qualifying Hyundai construction machine purchased since January 1, 2017.
Volvo Trucks North America is extending its comprehensive Volvo Trucks Uptime Services to legacy vehicles through the addition of telematics connectivity via partner Geotab, a leading provider of telematics technology. Owners of Volvo legacy vehicles with EPA 2010 or newer Volvo engines will be able to access the same suite of uptime services available for newer model Volvo trucks.
Volvo is removing the noise, time commitment and data analysis associated with telematics by providing 24-7/365 active machine monitoring and monthly fleet reporting direct from Volvo, and in partnership with Volvo dealers. The program gives customers insights and actionable recommendations, saving them time and money. Available on a wide range of Volvo Construction Equipment models, ActiveCare Direct is a unique, manufacturer-provided remote machine monitoring and reporting service, overseen by a team of data analysts at the company’s new Uptime Center in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.
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Hemisphere GNSS, Inc. has debuted the C321 GNSS Smart Antenna and SiteMetrix Site Management Software. When paired with SiteMetrix, the next-generation multi-frequency, multi-GNSS C321 antenna can be used as an all-in-one construction base and rover site controller. Designed specifically for harsh construction environments, C321 adds another system component and empowers heavy equipment manufacturers to deliver their own machine control and guidance solutions to their customers.
McNeilus’ exclusive, patent-pending FLEX Controls system and Command Alkon’s premier TrackIt fleet management system together provide an integrated in-cab telematics solution, now on display at CONEXPO. This partnership between the two companies showcases an unparalleled commitment to technology that can help customers get their jobs done more effectively.
John Deere Electronic Solutions (JDES) introduces the latest update to its telematics family of products, the Modular Telematics Gateway 4G (MTG 4GLTE). The MTG 4G LTE is a mobile communications and processing platform ideally suited for advanced telematics applications such as machine health monitoring, advanced logistics, machine control, over the air programming, and remote diagnostics.
Located inside the mile-long Dubuque Works facility, the newly minted John Deere is changing how John Deere and its dealers analyze data and proactively support customers through mainstream technology. Additionally, the Moline-based manufacturer is formally launching the concept at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017. A simulated monitoring centre is the centrepiece of the exhibit, and it showcases what John Deere dealers are doing every day – monitoring machines and reacting and responding more efficiently to critical issues that can result in costly downtime.
Topcon Positioning Group announced the release of the latest addition to its longstanding line of touchscreen control boxes for construction machine automation: the GX-75. With its 10-inch touch screen, the system is designed to offer a large and easy-to-use display for operators.
In an effort to better meet the needs of today’s construction equipment industry and the evolving job site, John Deereis extending its JDLink™ in-base subscription service from three to five years on construction and forestry machines. The update is a result of increased customer interest in technology and the integration of 4G hardware in John Deere equipment. The extension also allows the manufacturer to stay connected with machines beyond the warranty period and unlocks additional functionality and value for customers.