Ayantra – a leading developer of remote asset management products – has created a solution for managing Cranes.
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:
Tracking each RTC’s location
to ensure timely maintenance services
to enforce user charge-backs.
Managing a fleet of rough terrain cranes is a difficult task. Ayantra can help.
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.
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.
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:
- CURRENT ENGINE RUN-HOURS
- STATUS (Faults or No Faults)
- BATTERY LEVEL
FleetCrane can immediately report if the machine is moved from its proper location.
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.
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.
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.
Physical: 5.00” x 3.50” x 1.55”
Power: 8 – 32 volts DC
- Active: 65 mA (typ) @ 12V
- PowerSave: 40 mA (typ) @ 12V
Built-in back-up battery
- Monitoring unit – Operating: -32°C → +60°C
- Monitoring unit – Storage: -45°C → +85°C
Humidity: 0 – 95 RH @ 40C
- Input Ports: 7 Inputs (6 user-configurable)
- Output Ports: 2 Outputs (typically used for “Remote Disable/Enable”)