As remote fleet tracking and management becomes more commonplace, machine owners and fleet managers are looking for systems that not only provide the right data but are easy to use, says Kobelco’s General Manager – Sales & Service, Doug McQuinn.
Kobelco has a long history of remote monitoring technology after launching its first system in Japan in 2001. The company’s newest system, Geoscan, is the result of a three-year intensive review to ensure equipment owners can access the data that matters most in business.
“Tracking and managing your fleet is critical to business success,” Doug says. “Traditionally, this task has been particularly challenging in larger fleets where equipment is deployed across multiple sites and in rental businesses where machines are being used by a wide range of operators. Our latest system makes the job much easier whether it’s used by an owner operator of a single machine or a large business with an extensive fleet.”
Geoscan allows businesses to track fuel levels, service schedules, working hours and many other attributes. The data is available to key staff via their smart phone.
“Statistics like location, work mode, fuel burn and key on-off times can help fleet managers and owner operators assess asset utilisation, plan maintenance and make decisions about how to use equipment for optimal productivity and return on investment,” Doug says.
“The data a remote monitoring system collects is only useful if it’s simple to access and work with. Kobelco has invested significantly in making sure Geoscan is user-friendly and brings all the information you need straight to your phone or computer,” Doug says.
Geoscan is standard on Kobelco’s Acera Geospec series machines 7-tonne and over, with five years of free system access. Key information available through Geoscan includes:
Working status: Improve efficiency by reviewing the breakdown of operational hours or gather historical data to identify trends and better plan for future works.
Location data: Know where the machine is now and where it has been in the past. View location data on a web map or Google Earth.
Alarms: Instant notification by e-mail of critical fault alarms as well as operational alarms like low fuel level, maintenance due, machine moving out of set map area or engine started outside a set time period.
Maintenance: Keep up to date with filter and oil change intervals.
For more information please contact your local authorised Kobelco Dealer