With real-time data 24/7 on operating hours, usage and the exact location of their rockbreakers, owners and fleet managers can now better monitor correct usage, manage service periods for proactive and preventative maintenance and improve the overall productivity of their assets.
Rammer was the first on the market to introduce RD3 rockbreaker monitoring device together with My Fleet platform making it easy for customers to monitor their rockbreaker fleet remotely.
Obtaining data from rockbreaker operations is a tried and tested way to cut downtime, proactively maintain equipment to avoid expensive repairs and ease of mind, because if something were to happen, you would already know.
That is why Rammer developed the RD3, the first cloud-based monitoring device for hydraulic rockbreakers.
The device attaches to the rockbreaker and then reports detailed information in real-time back to the customer.
By using advanced electronic sensors, the impacts and stresses on the rockbreaker, operating hours, service intervals and the GPS locations of the product are converted into data that can be used for predictive and preventative maintenance.
Simply by logging into the MyFleet platform, customers can see all the data recorded by the RD3.
The rockbreaker work hours show MyFleet users the total time the rockbreaker has been engaged in rockbreaking, and the real-time hour meter ensures a higher re-sale value as the actual work hours are known.
Using cloud-based software, customers can remotely monitor rockbreaker usage and provide operator education when needed in order to avoid maintenance costs due to premature failure.
This can be especially important when considering one of the most common causes of rockbreaker failure, which happens when an operator continues to hit the trigger button, forcing to keep the piston striking for extended periods of time.
By correcting the operator’s practices through remote monitoring, operational optimisation can reduce the chance of rockbreaker failure and unscheduled downtime.
The cutting-edge technology is available in all new Rammer Excellence line of rockbreakers as standard.
Rammer has also made this technology available to existing rockbreaker fleets as RD3 can be retro-fitted onto rockbreakers less than 10 years old.
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