Komatsu app assists mobile equipment tracking

KOMATSU has combined its KOMTRAX remote machine monitoring system with the latest smartphone technology, releasing a KOMTRAX application for Apple’s iOS iPhones.

Lou Caruana

The new app gives instant access to vital information on every KOMTRAX-equipped Komatsu machine in a user’s fleet, said Komatsu Australia head of fleet management and ICT Todd Connolly.

“By combining KOMTRAX with the latest smartphone technology, customers are now able to monitor, check and manage their Komatsu equipment at any time of the day or night from anywhere in the world,” he said.

“KOMTRAX gives Komatsu customers the ability to monitor critical machine operating parameters, along with usage, performance and location, as well as overall fleet management.

“By providing customers with valuable information regarding their Komatsu machines, it helps get a quick overview of what machines in the fleet have been up to – all via their iPhone.”

Features of the KOMTRAX app include identification of each machine’s location – including driving directions based on the phone’s location and identification of idle time (dependent on machine type/model).

It also can monitor machine fuel consumption and provide overviews of any cautions triggered on machines, including when they occurred.

“All these features can be customised so users can view set time periods, from one day up to a month,” Connolly said.

“In addition, a fleet can be filtered by model, customer management number or serial number.

“Komatsu’s KOMTRAX remote monitoring system was one of the first OEM-specific systems on the market, and has proven itself an invaluable tool in fleet and machine management.

“It has become an important contributor in driving down ownership and operating costs of Komatsu equipment, letting us work with our customers to ensure machines are maintained and operated to achieve optimum performance, reliability and uptime.”