HOME MINING NEWS BLOG DOWNLOADS TRAINING PARTNERS LEGAL MINING LAWS ABOUT US CONTACT US
(GMT +2)
 
Mining News
Cummins AME introduces digital solutions to maximise vehicle uptime
03 June 2019
Cummins AME introduces digital solutions to maximise vehicle uptime

There is a growing demand in the Africa and Middle East (AME) region for remote monitoring solutions from Cummins due to the increased prevalence of electronic engines that adhere to the latest international standards, according to Cummins AME Automotive and Electrification Leader Ms Rashi Gupta. Remote monitoring solutions are critical for maximising up-time and reducing total cost of ownership of equipment.

Telematics is essentially an ‘add-on’ technology on an engine that transmits real-time information to the Cummins’ servers in the US. Here, extensive algorithms are applied to this raw data, from coolant temperature to engine power, to flag any fault codes, whereupon recommendations can be made to fix any issues as quickly and as cost-effectively as possible.

“We find that telematics is of huge benefit in remote locations such as in the AME region. It also promotes good driver behaviour. Instead of continuing to drive when a fault code is detected, the fleet manager can now contact the driver and inform him or her to take the vehicle to the nearest workshop,” Gupta highlights. A future development in Cummins’ telematics technology is to integrate it with products from Original Equipment Manufacturers, thereby offering customers a complete solution.

With about 100 000 vehicles running globally on Cummins’ telematics solutions at present, pilot trials are being undertaken in the AME region to demonstrate the value-add for customers. The major advantage is that remote monitoring streamlines proactive maintenance, as a job card can already have been opened and the necessary parts procured even before the vehicle in questions arrives at the workshop.

The combination of electrification and telematics represents a paradigm shift in the AME region. “We do not believe that there will be one dominant technology in the future. We truly believe it will be a mix. Diesel engines are still our bread and butter, but other fuel sources will take over, and the company that is able to offer a comprehensive solution is the one that will be able to operate in the future,” Gupta concludes.
 

Archive
News ArticleView Article
Cummins ReCon Parts are a cost-effective alternative for customers View
Pratley Extensive Range of Lugs and Ferrules View
A new breathalyser procedure and holding station has what it takes to aid in COVID-19 prevention in South Africa View
AI and Mining's Brave New Frontier View
GEM supplies four SANY SYL956s to Asante Dinoko for Eskom contract View
Industrial UPS first for ABB at major local petrochemical company View
Drive engineered packaged solutions tailored for your application needs View
Mines can’t ignore the carbon tax. But they can take control of it. View
Skyriders continues to offer essential maintenance during lockdown View
Skyriders to offer external training at its Midrand academy View
12345678910...
Our Partners
ArriveAlive ALCO-Safe
Alcohol Breathalysers PSA
HSE Solutions Old Mutual iWyze
Ctrack Intelligent Solutions Win a Billboard
Become a Partner Become a Partner
Save up to 30% on insurance premiums
Links
Quick Links
News
  • Cummins ReCon Parts are a cost-effe
  • Pratley Extensive Range of Lugs and
  • A new breathalyser procedure and ho
  • AI and Mining's Brave New Frontier
  • GEM supplies four SANY SYL956s to A
  • Industrial UPS first for ABB at maj
  • Drive engineered packaged solutions
  • Mines can’t ignore the carbon tax.
  • Skyriders continues to offer essent
  • Skyriders to offer external trainin
  •        Articles
  • Fleet Management and Mining Safety
  • What is a water audit and why does
  • What to Consider When Hiring Equipm
  • How to Apply for Mining Finance
  • Top Tips for Improving Welding Safe
  • Behaviour based safety programmes r
  • Training and preparedness the steps
  • DRA Sets Gold Standard On Elikhulu
  • How drones are assisting companies
  • Dangerous jobs: what is and is not
  •        Useful Links
  • Mining Laws
  • Training
  • Downloads
  • Blog
  • About Us
  • Contact Us
  • Home  |   Contact  |   Browser  |   Disclaimer  |   Privacy Policy  |   CMS    
    © 2020 Mining Safety