Komatsu has released its new KOMTRAX remote monitoring system designed specifically for mining equipment.

The remote monitoring system, which provides access to view specific machine data via the internet on a user’s computer, enables the evaluation of the machine’s condition and operations. 

KOMTRAX Plus provides the means to remotely monitor the health of major components that is enabled with the use of Telemetry Technology (Satellite) on equipped mining and production class machines, reports Komatsu.

Remote monitoring

KOMTRAX Plus combines the benefits of Komatsu’s long-standing VHMS (Vehicle Health Monitoring System) with remote monitoring capabilities.

Rick Augur, Komatsu Australia’s Telemetry Specialist – KOMTRAX Plus says the system provides a means to remotely monitor the health of major components using Komatsu’s satellite technology on selected mining and production class machines, enabling constant evaluation of a machine’s condition and operations.

Some of the key features and benefits include:

  •  Complimentary system
  •  Reduced maintenance costs: Continuous monitoring of machine condition and performance ensures any abnormal readings  can be addressed before they result in unscheduled downtime
  •  Safer operations: Poor or incorrect operator practices are highlighted, allowing additional training
  •  Lower operating costs: Continuous monitoring of operating practices and machine settings allows fine-tuning of operator  procedures
  •  Manage fuel usage
  •  Accurately log machine hours: Know if your machines are actually working or accumulating hours
  •  Production Data – machine payloads data

Enhancing efficiency

Augur says, “This system has been designed to reduce repair costs and maintain optimal machine availability by helping prevent unscheduled downtime, through the combination of Komatsu’s proven VHMS and KOMTRAX offerings.”

KOMTRAX Plus, which is free for any Komatsu equipment already equipped with KOMTRAX, is available via the company’s Equipment Care website.

Single platform capabilities

“Our Equipment Care portal allows customers to view every machine in their KOMTRAX Plus fleet via a single platform, accessible to any computer with an internet connection,” says Augur.

“This portal provides users access to critical information about each machine, including machine performance, machine health, fault analysis, fuel data, payload data and idle time summaries.”

The new system also uses the data collected for Komatsu’s ongoing Continuous Improvement program,  he adds.

KOMTRAX Plus can be fitted to HD465, HD605, HD785, HD985, HD1500, 730E, 830E, 860E, 930E and 960E haul trucks; PC1250-7, PC1800-6, PC2000, PC3000, PC4000, PC5500 and PC8000 excavators and shovels; WA600, WA800, WA900 and WA1200 wheel loaders; and D375A and D475A dozers.

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