Volvo CE launches Productivity Report to improve machine efficiency

Volvo Construction Equipment has unveiled Productivity Report, a fleet analysis service which is expected to help users monitor production and lower cost per tonne.

The Productivity Report highlights how many tonnes of material has been handled or moved, helping customers to gain control over operating costs. Available on Volvo articulated haulers and wheel loaders equipped with On-Board Weighing, the report helps users measure production and take steps to lower costs.

Using telematic data transmitted from the machines, the report identifies areas of improvements. The CareTrack telematics system compiles machine data points into the ready-made reports, which are then emailed to the customer on a weekly or monthly basis.

Volvo CE says the insights and machine data gives customers the possibility to better understand how their machines are being used in order to make informed decisions that improve overall profitability.

As part of the launch, Volvo CE has grouped Productivity Report with Fuel Efficiency Report, ActiveCare Report and Summary Report to form a package called Insights Reports. It allows customers to adapt each report to suit individual business structures for increased profitability.

Fuel Efficiency Report identifies machines that are not being used as intended, highlighting units that could result in unnecessary fuel expenses. It is also used to track the progress of business objectives using up to eight key performance indicators according to individual business structures and can include budgeted fuel expenses to predict potential cost and savings.

ActiveCare Report is intended to reduce unplanned downtime and repair costs. It includes data such as technical alarms and operating behaviour alerts and recommends actions that reduce unnecessary strain placed on the machine. Analysing instances of machine misuse enables customers to diagnose problems and implement corrective measures to protect their fleets.

Summary Report offers information related to the health, fuel efficiency and productivity of a fleet. It flags issues that require action, allowing customers to refine operating practices, implement new ways of working and address issues before downtime occurs.

 

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