Wholesale & Distribution International 2018 - Volume 5, Issue 1 - 8
IOT PLATFORMS CAN SOLVE MACHINE BOTTLENECK
ISSUES. BY DONALD CHILTON
The heavy-duty environment is extreme,
causing substantial amounts of dust and
debris to constantly pose a threat to filters used in fleet vehicles and machinery. Air filters are designed to protect the
engine but can face serious performance
hazards that ultimately cost valuable
time and money. As digitalization continues to rise, IoT elements and connection
of devices are beginning to help solve
fleet bottlenecks in the field.
In a connected world, using new technology in the
workplace has become increasingly important to
reduce downtime and save
money. Countless Internet of Things (IoT) platforms are now serving as
bridges between devices'
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sensors and data networks.
The IoT adds convenience
and empowers users and
is already being integrated
within equipment applications. This is true for the
construction, mining and
agriculture industries, specifically for filtration.
Today, new technology notifies fleet
managers weeks in advance when service
is due, allowing for time to plan maintenance schedules and maximize the efficiency of equipment. With IoT upgrades
such as smart filter sensors, it's no longer
necessary to manually check an air filter.
Users can access the condition of their air
filter from the palm of their hand, minimizing downtime, therefore improving
the bottom line.
A secure job site is a priority for many
fleet managers - vehicle and equipment