Komatsu machine monitoring and tracking system
Komtrax, a machine monitoring and tracking system exclusive to Komatsu, uses a network of global positioning satellites (GPS) to tell you where your machine is at all times. It also provides you with a working record of operational information as well as daily and monthly reports that enable you to monitor machine health and schedule preventative maintenance. Komtrax helps you to improve the performance and productivity of your investment.
The information and reports that Komtrax creates are accessed via an easy to use website.
The reports include:
- Cautions and alerts
- Engine work time
- Engine idle time
- Service meter readings (SMR)
- Working status
- Fuel consumption
- Load levels and information
- Maintenance replacement and notification
- Operation status
- Remote engine lock (where applicable)
- Water temperature
- Attachment and usage (in the correct operating mode)
The reports help you to answer three important questions:
Is my machine making money?
The daily report shows your machine’s location and working status information from the previous day. It also shows fuel levels and water temperature graphs.
Annual working hour record
This report allows you to monitor how the machine is being used. Various charts display engine running hours, actual working hours and the ATT hours show how long the attachment circuit was used.
Monthly actual working record
You can view in graph format working hours versus actual working hours and also attachment working hours. Engine idling time will become apparent, therefore, actions can be taken to avoid unnecessary fuel consumption.
Operational information, supplied on a daily basis tells you how productive your machines and operators are. The easy to follow bar chart shows engine on time, work time and attachment operation time. This function can also help to eliminate unauthorised use of your machines.
Is my machine safe?
Komtrax uses a network of global positioning satellites (GPS) to locate your machine 24 hours a day. The location can be monitored using the map or latitude and longitude references. The map function can show you details of down to 100m. Street names for machine location can be obtained by using the zoom function.
The map function can be used to organise a complete fleet of machines and allows you to view all of your machines at one time. It is even possible to see machines in different countries. The fleet map also has functions which allows you to see which machines are not working, which machines need attention or which machines are travelling.
Remote engine lock facility
A number of engine lock and un-lock capabilities assure that your machines are only operated during designated days and times. This can be operated from Komtrax (as long as a digital certificate has been first provided by Komatsu) and on some machines on the monitor panel. From Komtrax it is also possible to monitor when the password function is being used.
Operation areas (Geofences) can be created to indicate where your machines are expected to operate. If a positioning report is received that is outside of your defined area, a notification is generated and displayed on-line.
Komtrax uses the GPS system to check the actual machine position. If it exceeds its limits, a notification will be generated and displayed on line to show that the machine has moved beyond these limits. The map function will then display each position of the machine to enable you to track it.
Is my machine in good health?
Through Komtrax it is possible to see what type of caution has occurred, the hour when the caution occurred and also the duration of the caution.
In order to increase machine productivity and schedule maintenance, alerts indicate when you need to change replacement items like filters and oil. In Komtrax you will then be able to view the complete maintenance history of the machine.
Monthly status summary
Knowing hydraulic pressure levels and the loads of your machines can help you monitor your machines working conditions. It works as an early warning sign for potential overload or under load situations and can tell you whether you are using the correct size machine for the task.
Fuel consumption charts
From Komtrax you will be able to see how much fuel the machine consumes each day, from data taken from the engine controller. This data can then be used to schedule fuel deliveries and reduce fuel costs. When the data is used in conjunction with the monthly actual working record, machine efficiency can be quickly calculated and cost saving improvements implemented.
Monthly fuel consumption
Komtrax will also summarise the daily fuel consumption into a monthly report. This report can then be used to help control the fuel costs of the machine and help you budget for future projects.