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Keestrack touts the value of telematics

By |  March 8, 2017

Keestrack’s Michael Brookshaw delivers remarks at the company’s ConExpo-Con/Agg press conference. Photo by Kevin Yanik

Keestrack showcased its telematics system, among other company innovations, at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017.

The Keestrack-er system was introduced as an option on the latest generation of Keestrack screeners and crushers two years ago, the company says. According to the varying needs of involved parties – machine owners, service experts at dealers and technicians in Keestrack’s competence centers – Keestrack-er offers different service packages to display, manage or edit the plant values and data.

The system’s telematics viewer, for example, gives immediate access to all relevant parameters of drive components and installed ancillary equipment. For the ease of smartphone, tablet or laptop users, important values are displayed in dashboard style and intuitive graphics inform about activated components (i.e., screens, conveyors) and alert in case of malfunctions and abnormal values. This enables users to react instantaneously to avoid further damages by stopping the operation or reviewing scheduled maintenance to minimize productivity losses.

Also, the web portal is the ideal management tool for single Keestrack plants or machine fleets, according to the company. Individual reports list all relevant data, clearly identified for specific plants, time periods and locations. The web-based application can be run password-secured from office desktops or any other access points.

In addition, the telematics editor offers direct access to the PLC-controller of the screen or crusher. With the machine owner’s approval, skilled personnel from Keestrack’s competence centers can run real-time diagnostics and initiate remote software updates to solve problems. This tool is unique in the mobile processing segment and proves Keestrack’s global commitment to ensure the best availability of its plants.

As option on all new Keestrack plants, retrofit packages are available for selected 2015/2016 screens and crushers, the company adds.

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