Manufacturing plants, airports, construction sites, or military installations have one thing in common. Namely, they have millions of dollars worth ofvehicles, tools, equipment, and machinery deployed throughout large-scale facilities in diverse operating environments. Maintaining continual knowledge of the physical, environmental, and technical status of these high value assets is an operational imperative. Large-scale equipment represents massive capital investment and potential lost revenue when not optimally utilized and managed. Precyse Equipment Management and Control solutions track the physical state, location, and usage of high value equipment assets. The solutions ensure that companies are completely aware of the utilization, exact physical position, and technical status of equipment in the field while significantly reducing Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
Effective management and timely maintainance of equipment and machinery is a critical factor in increasing utilization and reducing equipment down-time. Periodic, time-based maintenance practices are inefficient and often leave organizations vulnerable to equipment failures and component waste. The Precyse M2M-enabled EQ 500 series Smart Tags combine custom-built machine interfaces, on-board sensing capabilities, and long-range, robust wireless communications to track and monitor equipment in large-scale facilities. Leveraging the bi-directional nature of the Precyse Entity Awareness wireless networks also allows customers to remotely control equipment and tool operating parameters, leveraging location-aware, user-aware, or state-aware parameters to automate how and by whom equipment can be used.
The Sentinel platform-based maintenance module uses business rules to automate maintenance operations and enforce remote equipment shut-down to prevent damage when an imminent risk is detected. These operations, based on a combination of operating parameters such as engine error codes, mileage, actual engine hours, temperature, vibration, time, location, and other similar parameters, are tracked by the server. The result is an immediate reduction in the total cost of ownership, reduced down-time, and increased equipment utilization.