Case CE unveils new fleet management system
Case Construction Equipment has launched SiteWatch, its new fleet management tool, at bauma 2013.
Through its ability to accurately measure operating performance customers can, according to Case, use SiteWatch to increase productivity, boost utilisation and keep on top of fleet maintenance issues. With programmed maintenance plans, the operator has the option of leaving the service and maintenance requirement to their Case dealer.
The SiteWatch control module constantly gathers information from the machine’s control systems, including machine location, productivity, fuel efficiency, maintenance requirements and operating health parameters. This data is automatically transmitted through the telematic link to the Case user web portal.
The Advanced SiteWatch system, supplied with dozers, wheeled loaders, crawler and wheeled excavators, sends a data report every 10 minutes, claimed by Case to be the highest transmission frequency on the market for real time reporting. A basic subscription plan for tractor backhoe loaders, compact tracked loaders, skid steer loaders and midi excavators, reports every two hours. Both subscription packages have a three-year duration, with extensions available through the dealer spare parts channel.
The data supplied by SiteWatch can be monitored by the customer and directly by their Case dealer on any web-enabled computer or tablet.
Customers can receive regular tailored reports relating to the fleet. This can include machine location maps, fuel use reports for individual machines that can be used to improve operator efficiency, machine activity reports that help to increase utilisation and CAN-bus reports that provide analysis of detailed operating parameters.
Along with operating efficiency, SiteWatch provides customers with accurate positioning data, delivering geofencing and curfew options that can prevent machinery being used without authorisation. As well as providing a theft detection solution, this is particularly useful for rental companies, as they can monitor if machines continue to be used after the hire period has finished, charging the customer accordingly.
The machine owner can be automatically notified if the machine is moved without authorisation, helping to prevent theft on site and, in some cases, lowering insurance costs for the customer.
Case SiteWatch will be available as an option on some models directly from the factory. Alternatively customers can order SiteWatch as a dealer-installed accessory, with specific kits available for various model ranges. There is also a Universal SiteWatch kit that can be used with any brand of machine. It allows customers to run a mixed fleet on a single fleet management system.