Insightful solutions from Volvo CE
4 May 2018
The new Insight Reports from Volvo Construction Equipment promise customers a solution to better manage machine utilization and efficiency, reduce unplanned downtime, and monitor productivity.
Volvo Construction Equipment continues to maximize operational savings for customers with the launch of Health Report and Summary Report, a new fleet analysis service designed to optimize machine availability and productivity, as well as reduce repair and fuel costs.
Joining Fuel Efficiency Report, launched in 2016, the two new reports reinforce the company’s dedication to helping customers more efficiently manage their operating costs. Following the company’s intention to extend its services offer, Volvo CE has grouped all three into a single portfolio, calling it Insight Reports. With a range of reports to choose from, customers can select the most suitable option to meet a range of needs, adapting each report according to individual business structures for increased profitability.
Using telematic data transmitted from the machines, Volvo CE envisions Insight Reports as a method of identifying areas of improvements. The CareTrack® telematics system automatically compiles thousands of machine data points into the ready-made reports, which are emailed to the customer on a weekly or monthly basis. By collecting detailed data and presenting it in an easy-to-understand format, customers spend less time sifting through complex machine information and more time focused on their operations. Utilizing the insights and machine data gives customers the possibility to protect machines and better understand how they are used.
Selecting the right report
The newly introduced Health Report offers insight into abnormal machine conditions by including such data as technical alarms and operating behavior alerts, and recommended actions to reduce unnecessary strain placed on the machine. Analyzing instances of machine misuse enables customers to diagnose problems early and implement corrective measures. With the right diagnostic information delivered to their inbox every week, customers have the key to improve operating practices and avoid the costly and time-consuming consequences that breakdowns present.
Designed to help customers reduce fuel consumption, the number one operational cost factor, the Fuel Efficiency Report offers a holistic view of a fleet’s efficiency. The report identifies machines that are not being used as intended, highlighting units that could result in unnecessary fuel expenses. The report is also used to track the progress of business objectives using up to eight KPIs according to individual business structures and can include budgeted fuel expenses to predict potential costs and savings.
Key information related to the health, fuel efficiency and productivity of a fleet is presented in Summary Report, allowing customers to look at the big picture and identify trends. The report includes such data as average hours, volume of material moved, fuel consumption per tonne, average gallons used per hour, CO2 emissions, idle percentages, technical alarms and operating behavior alerts. Any issues that require action are flagged, giving customers the opportunity to refine operating practices, implement new ways of working and address issues before downtime occurs.
Insight Reports enables customers to improve uptime, fuel efficiency and productivity of their Volvo machines. With a range of consultancy services, including Fuel Advice and Proactive Monitoring, customers can get expert advice from their Volvo dealer who will help them put ideas into practice and develop a plan to increase machine performance.
Source: Volvo Construction Equipment; SE10