Intelligence built in to Dynapac machines
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The sophisticated FleetLink system is now fitted to all new Atlas Copco road machines
The highly sophisticated Fleetlink telematics system developed is now being offered across the road machine range. The system allows users to optimise fleet usage and reduce maintenance costs, boosting overall efficiency and fleet management and increasing uptime and productivity.
The firm offers the package in two variants, with FleetLink for small pavers and the more sophisticated FleetLink Advanced for use with large soil and asphalt rollers as well as large highway class pavers. The firm says that both packages are fitted as standard to new machines and are free for customers during the first three years. Each package includes the hardware module, access to an online fleet management portal, and a monthly connection package subscription, which customers can extend after the three years.
FleetLink is used on the small pavers, including the F1200C, and is compatible with equipment from other manufacturers. The system records the location of the equipment and working hours. It also includes a tool to set one or more geo-fences for a single machine or a group of machines. The geo-fence program sends a message to a pre-defined email address when a machine enters or leaves the designated area, allowing customers to track their machines even when not logged in on the webpage.
Contractors can set up maintenance schedules using the FleetLink system. The tool emails a designated account when a machine is close to its next service due date. In the maintenance overview of the advanced module, users can see the service status of every machine in their fleet. This helps plan equipment servicing efficiently and proactively.
FleetLink Advanced is used on Dynapac soil rollers ranging from the CA1500 to the CA6500, asphalt rollers CC2200 to the CC6200 as well as large highway class pavers such as the F800T, F800W, F1000T and F1000W. This system includes all the features and functions of FleetLink but also continuously monitors parameters and performance. Having this data available optimises fleet usage, reduces waste and saves time and money. For example, fleet managers can see if a machine is idling and can communicate with the operator to determine the cause and find a solution.
The Advanced system allows for further analysis and checks the equipment performance in customisable timeframes. Users can track the coolant temperature, travel time, fuel consumption and load factors, improving performance. FleetLink Advanced users can export and save all data for further analysis.