Komatsu Unveils Smart Quarry Site Fleet Management Solution

Fleet management becomes an issue when scaling construction operations, as there are more trucks, vehicles and machines to monitor on the jobsite. Komatsu's Smart Quarry Site addresses this challenge by providing critical fleet data for site managers.

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Komatsu’s Smart Quarry Site, a fleet management solution for construction machines and heavy equipment, finally has a release date (for EU-based customers; pending date for the North American market). Customers will be able to access the platform at the end of 2023, following its sneak preview at bauma 2022.

This brand agnostic solution focuses on six key areas: safety, site management, production, machine health, maintenance, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions for quarry operations and large civil construction projects.

Smart Quarry Site provides real-time data of all machines in your fleet, of their payloads and production rates.

“Smart Quarry Site gives our quarry and large construction customers an ongoing real-time overview of every machine’s movement and condition and allows to visualize opportunities and achieve targets for each”, said Daniel Heussen, general manager business transformation at Komatsu Europe.

“Important KPI’s for the whole fleet, such as payload, fuel use and machine work time, are reported to let site managers make educated decisions without having to spend hours analyzing raw data.”

With a unique ID, each operator can login to the system and receive information. The in-cab screen gives real-time feedback on current payload, material type and destination.

Connectivity

Data can be exchanged between machines via a mesh network of peer-to-peer connections. When a machine is in an area with no connectivity, data shared on this network will automatically upload once one of the mobile machines comes back within range.

Thanks to this mesh network, the loader and truck will connect, allowing the loader’s operator to optimize the trucks’ payload with every cycle.

The dashboards and real-time view facilitate access to fleet and production information for all back-office personnel. At a glance, they provide necessary details and insights on several aspects of your jobsite, such as safety, production, idling, CO2 and fuel and machine status.

Would you like to receive a quick overview on topics such the pre-start checks or production? Configure the report and timing of choice and it will be sent to your mailbox at the scheduled time.

Features

  • Fleet management solution for quarries and large construction sites – follow your whole fleet in one system
  • OEM-agnostic
  • Real-time data collection from the machine can bus
  • Ruggedized tablet in every machine, showing actual payload, overall production, type of material and safety messages
  •  Pre-start checks
  • Operator ID
  • Real-time view of every machine movement and machine condition working status
  • Dashboards (Utilization, Emissions and fuel, Fleet focus, Production and Operator dashboard)
  • Automated and configurable reports (For example: production, pre-start completion ratio and fleet utilization)
  • Safety warnings
  • Mesh network, allowing machines to connect with each other

IRONPROS Perspective

Having the ability to remotely monitor operations, output, payload and machine status is an effective way to improve fleet management on the jobsite. Smart Quarry Site is less prone to errors and costly compared to traditional monitoring solutions, which is why the technology is so promising.

Cost-cutting measures typically come with reduced capabilities or productivity on the jobsite. But with the right technology in place, it doesn't have to be this way. Construction businesses can apply lean operating measures while maintaining performance by implementing fleet management tools, like Smart Quarry Site.

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