CUMMINS AND CONNECTIVITY
01 September 2021
Telematics has emerged as a key enabler to improve operational efficiency over the past few years. This is increasingly relevant for machines at construction sites. With the majority of these having mixed fleets, managers need a solution that is compatible right across their machinery.
Cummins has been working to integrate its digital capabilities with leading telematic service providers to support customer flexibility. These are Topcon, Trimble, Saucon and TelliQ, with others soon to follow. Site managers will be able to select a solution with a common interface to manage their fleet of machines more effectively.
Among Cummins Connected Solutions are two key telematics offerings for off-highway machines; Connected Diagnostics and Connected Software Updates. Both help improve operating performance, increase efficiency, boost asset utilisation and uptime, and reduce costs. When combined with well thought out aftermarket practices, digital connectivity has a real ability to positively impact operator experience.
Connect Diagnostics wirelessly connects engines to enable continuous monitoring and diagnosis of system faults. Site managers can make informed decisions on whether to stop machine operation or continue to the end of the shift by understanding the suggested root causes. They can gain an understanding in how long they have before an issue is likely to escalate to a breakdown or critical failure. This means that uptime can be maximised, with any potential fixes done more quickly. With the information provided in Connected Diagnostics, the correct parts, tools, and technician can be made available to resolve issues in an efficient manner.
Connected Software Updates
Connected Software Updated ensures Cummins-powered assets run at peak performance with over-the-air engine control module software updates. Product enhancements can be sent to connected equipment powered by capable Cummins Performance Series engines from anywhere, using integrated telematics systems and over-the-air connectivity services in lieu of onsite technician visits, eliminating shop and service visits typically associated with this task. ECMs can be calibrated while the equipment is on site, using as little as five minutes of stationary downtime.
Cummins supplies engines to industrial equipment manufacturers across the industry. A number of these are developing their own telematics capability and Cummins digital applications can integrate with their systems through the machine network too. The benefit is having all the machine information, including the engine, in one place via a single interface.
Find out more by visiting the Cummins website.