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

The Challenge

All powered machines must be monitored to ensure timely service and to achieve optimal performance. Key challenges include:

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Logging each machine’s Engine Run-Hours to ensure timely maintenance services

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Tracking each machine’s Location

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Reporting Faults

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Maintaining Usage Logs to satisfy regulatory agencies

Monitoring remote assets is a difficult task. Ayantra can help.

The Solution

FleetLift is a web-based wireless monitoring solution for managing remote assets. FleetLift can manage any make or model of lift machine, and it easily supports hybrid fleets. With the average cost of a truck roll @ $75 or more, remote asset monitoring starts to pay for itself right away.

The total solution consists of

  • An Ayantra monitoring unit installed on the machine
  • Ayantra-provided wireless messaging services
  • An Ayantra-provided website to deliver information about each monitored machine

Key Features

CAPABLE OF SUPPORTING ANY MAKE OR MODEL OF FORKLIFT, INCLUDING HYBRID FLEETS.

SUPPORTS INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES OR ALL-ELECTRIC MACHINES

An optional factory-installed “High Voltage Configuration” can support machines operating at up to 72 VDC.

DAILY “HEARTBEAT” MESSAGES PLUS ACTIVITY-BASED UPDATES

Each FleetGear 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 USERS:

Users can “ping” any remote unit to collect an up-to-the-minute update at any time.

REAL-TIME FAULT REPORTS AND ALERT NOTIFICATIONS

Each FleetLift monitoring unit includes two user-configurable Inputs to report Faults. Each Fault event can trigger real-time Alert Notifications sent as text messages and/or as email messages directed to specific recipients.

“GEOFENCE” FEATURE

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

CURFEW FEATURE

FleetLift can immediately report if the machine is used at an improper time.

AQMD REPORTS

FleetLift provides utilization reports to comply with California AQMD reporting requirements.

MAINTENANCE REMINDERS

FleetLift reports each machine’s accumulated Engine Run Hours, and can send “Service Due” reminders as each machine approaches its service interval. Service intervals are user-configurable for each machine, and each reminder can be directed to specific recipients.

BATTERY / ALTERNATOR PROBLEMS

FleetLift will report “Low Battery” and “Battery Disconnected” events if the battery should weaken or be disconnected. It will also report if the alternator fails to properly charge the battery. All battery/alternator problems can trigger real-time Alert Notifications sent as email and/or text messages.

REMOTE “DISABLE/ENABLE”

Users can access the website to remotely “Disable (or enable)” the machine. This feature requires an optionally-available Ayantra-provided relay.

REAL-TIME UPDATES

Authorized users can collect up-to-the minute updates from any machine, at any time.

DATA EXPORT

The database information can be exported upon demand.

Hardware Specifications

Antenna External

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: 4 Inputs (3 user-configurable)
  • Output Ports: 2 Outputs
Ayantra monitoring unit used for remote asset management.