Ayantra – a leading developer of remote asset management products – has created a solution for managing Cranes.

The Challenge

Fleet managers know that it is critical to track the utilization of each rough terrain crane (RTC) in order to optimize efficiency. Key objectives include:

FleetCrane crane management - yellow grove crane.
FleetCrane crane management - white and blue tadano crane.
FleetCrane crane management - light yellow grove crane.
Map Marker icon to illustrate the monitoring unit's ability to report on tracking the asset's location

Tracking each RTC’s location

A log book icon to illustrate the logging of each asset's information
Logging each RTC’s engine hours
to ensure timely maintenance services
Magnifying glass icon to illustrate Ayantra's ability to report on Detecting Faults and responding effectively to each Fault event.
Recording utilization by Jobsite
to enforce user charge-backs.

Managing a fleet of rough terrain cranes is a difficult task. Ayantra can help.

The Solution

Ayantra’s FleetCrane is a web-based wireless monitoring solution for managing Rough Terrain Cranes, Crawler Cranes, and any type of off-road crane. It can manage any make or model of RTC, and easily supports hybrid fleets. With the average cost of a truck roll @ $ 75 or more, remote equipment monitoring starts to pay for itself right away.

The total solution consists of

  • An Ayantra monitoring unit installed inside or on the machine
  • Ayantra-provided wireless messaging services
  • An Ayantra-provided website to deliver location reports, engine run-hour updates, maintenance reminders, asset utilization information, asset history logs, and more.

Key Features

CAPABLE OF SUPPORTING ANY MAKE OR MODEL OF OFF-ROAD CRANE, INCLUDING HYBRID FLEETS.

DAILY “HEARTBEAT” MESSAGES PLUS ACTIVITY-BASED UPDATES

Each FleetCrane monitoring unit sends a regularly-scheduled update once each day (the “Daily Heartbeat”), and it also reports all Engine ON/OFF events as they occur. Battery problems, Faults, and user-performance violations are also reported immediately upon detection.

ON-DEMAND UPDATES

The website allows users to command any remote unit to immediately send an up-to-the-minute update. These commands are called “pings.” There is no additional charge to “ping” any remote unit.

UPDATES PROVIDE ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

Each update provides the following information:

  • LOCATION
  • CURRENT ENGINE RUN-HOURS
  • STATUS (Faults or No Faults)
  • BATTERY LEVEL

“GEOFENCE” FEATURE

FleetCrane can immediately report if the machine is moved from its proper location.

“CURFEW” FEATURE

FleetCrane can immediately report if the machine is turned ON at an improper time of day.

REAL-TIME FAULT REPORTS AND ALERT NOTIFICATIONS

Each FleetCrane monitoring unit includes six user-configurable digital inputs to report Faults or other events. Each Fault or event can trigger real-time Alert Notifications sent as text messages and/or as email messages directed to specific recipients. Typical examples of the types of Faults that can be reported include: Operator Override; Jib Extended; High Engine Temp.

BATTERY / ALTERNATOR PROBLEMS

FleetCrane reports “Low Battery” and “Battery Disconnected” events immediately upon detection. It also reports if the alternator fails to properly charge the battery. All battery and/or alternator problems can trigger real-time Alert Notifications sent text messages and/or as email messages.

MAINTENANCE REMINDERS

FleetCrane can send “Service Due” reminders as each machine approaches its service interval based on Engine Run-Hours and/or calendar days. Service intervals are individually configurable for each machine, and each reminder can be directed to specific recipients as email messages and/or text messages.

REMOTE “DISABLE/ENABLE”

Users can access the website to remotely “Disable / Enable” any machine. This feature requires optionally-available Ayantra-provided relays.

MANAGEMENT REPORTS & DATA SHARING

The website provides extensive management reports, including Daily Utilization Reports, Average Utilization Reports, and Utilization by Jobsite Reports. The database information can be exported on a demand-basis, or automatically via Web Services.

Hardware Specifications

Physical: 5.00” x 3.50” x 1.55”

Power: 8 – 32 volts DC

Power Draw:

  • Active: 65 mA (typ) @ 12V
  • PowerSave: 40 mA (typ) @ 12V

Built-in back-up battery

Environment:

  • Monitoring unit – Operating: -32°C → +60°C
  • Monitoring unit – Storage: -45°C → +85°C

Humidity: 0 – 95 RH @ 40C

I/O Ports:

  • Input Ports: 7 Inputs (6 user-configurable)
  • Output Ports: 2 Outputs (typically used for “Remote Disable/Enable”)
Ayantra monitoring unit used for remote asset management.