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SMART TOOLS
In addition, IoT solutions are being
used to improve older equipment with

little or no connectivity, effectively
turning simple machines into smart
tools. Smart technology advances enable predictive maintenance, reduce
unplanned downtime and secure margins. Companies are taking steps to
empower fleet managers and operators
through IoT. Customers can now save
over $2,000 per vehicle per year in labor costs by using smart technology to
monitor air filter conditions.
Vehicles operating in dusty environments require frequent maintenance and
should be monitored more often. With
engine rebuild costs ranging in the tens of
thousands of dollars, engine protection is
on the forefront of most fleet manager's
concerns. A mining company experiencing engine failure due to dust ingestion
might spend $20,000 on repair costs and

suffer a month of down equipment time.
Real-time monitoring technology allows
operators to quickly view service needs of
their entire fleet from a single portal. Rather than replacing a filter too early or worse,
waiting until it's too late, fleet managers
can perform maintenance decisions when
the technology tells them to do so.

A MARKET REVOLUTION
The shift towards digitization will revolutionize the heavy-duty market. Smart
filter sensors monitor air filters in real-time via a mobile app and web portal, allowing for immediate access to
filter diagnostics. Fleet operators can
now view crucial data at the touch of a
button, making sure they are maximizing use of equipment without wasting
valuable time or money. Smart filter
sensors can also track operating engine
hours of each connected vehicle and for
many fleets, engine hours are the most
accurate way to dictate service intervals. Filter technology has transformed
over the years to become more efficient
and physically effective. Today, IoT is
enabling the filter industry to introduce new digital solutions and push the
boundaries of productivity.
Digitalization allows the collection
of a vast amount of data. As the industry
moves toward this trend, industry decision-makers will continue to recognize
the added benefits of tracking operating
engine hours, dictating service intervals
and measuring and electronically reporting information. Smart tech will continue
to enable the filter industry to unleash
new digital solutions and drive fleet output to a new level.q

TECHNOLOGY

theft happens far too often. With updated tech, managers and technicians can
quickly access the exact location of each
of their machines with GPS integration.
By using an interactive map with
geo-fencing, supervisors can draw a
"fence" around a designated area and
would be notified if the machine ever
breached that perimeter. Combining
GPS with a time stamp sends notifications to the user if a piece of equipment
ever becomes active outside of dedicated working hours. Knowing where a
machine is located and when it arrived
allows for better logistical planning and
aides in theft prevention and recovery.

Donald Chilton is an aftermarket industry
veteran. He currently serves as director of
product management for MANN+HUMMEL,
a multibillion-dollar company with 20,000
employees and 80 locations around the
globe. He has served in a variety of roles in
sales, marketing, engineering and product
management.

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