Tiger­cat Launches Re­moteLog™

New telem­at­ics sys­tem for data that mat­ters

Australian Forests and Timber - - Control Systems -

Tiger­cat's launch of Re­moteLogTM, the com­pany’s new telem­at­ics so­lu­tion, came about af­ter ex­ten­sive field re­search that in­cluded feed­back from cus­tomers from around the world. The re­sult is a sim­ple, ro­bust telem­at­ics so­lu­tion that works even in the most re­mote lo­ca­tions.

Now, log­gers can track key ma­chine per­for­mance met­rics from their desk­top or tablet to max­i­mize ma­chine pro­duc­tiv­ity and re­duce op­er­at­ing costs.Telem­at­ics project en­gi­neer Rob Archibald said: “Re­moteLog is a valu­able new tool for log­gers to op­ti­mize pro­duc­tiv­ity and min­i­mize down­time by hav­ing data that mat­ters right at your fin­ger­tips.”

Log­ging sites are of­ten well out of range of cellular phone ser­vice providers so Re­moteLog uses a satel­lite data con­nec­tion that pro­vides global cov­er­age. Data is au­to­mat­i­cally up­dated to se­cure servers on a reg­u­lar ba­sis. Data in­cludes:

1. Ma­chine lo­ca­tion move­ments

2. Ac­tiv­ity time­line and to iden­tify when a ma­chine is idle, op­er­at­ing, shut­down or re­fu­elling

3. Fuel lev­els con­sump­tion

4. Me­chan­i­cal per­for­mance pa­ram­e­ters

5. Crit­i­cal ma­chine mes­sages The data is pre­sented in a sim­ple, easy-to-nav­i­gate web por­tal that runs on all ma­jor desk­top and tablet browsers so it is avail­able from any­where with an in­ter­net con­nec­tion. No spe­cial op­er­a­tor train­ing is re­quired. The sys­tem col­lects and sends data au­to­mat­i­cally. Ex­ten­sive re­port­ing and an­a­lyt­ics built into Re­moteLog mean own­ers can see at-a-glance when the ma­chine is work­ing or if there are po­ten­tial prob­lems de­vel­op­ing.

Users can also set up alerts to no­tify ser­vice per­son­nel. Deal­ers can see er­ror codes and other im­por­tant me­chan­i­cal in­for­ma­tion to help get the right ser­vice and parts on the first visit. Are hy­draulic fluid tem­per­a­tures higher than they should be? Is the pres­sure drop too high across the fuel fil­ter? Re­moteLog helps own­ers ad­dress sim­ple things such as fil­ter changes be­fore they be­come ma­jor headaches and lets deal­ers of­fer proac­tive ser­vice for spare parts and con­sum­ables.

The hard­ware com­po­nents and of Re­moteLog con­sist of a satel­lite an­tenna on top of the ma­chine that is well pro­tected by a poly­car­bon­ate hous­ing. A telem­at­ics com­puter mod­ule is lo­cated in the cab. The com­puter mod­ule con­nects to the ma­chine data bus to read main­te­nance in­for­ma­tion and to the satel­lite an­tenna for data up­load. The com­puter mod­ule goes into low power mode when the ma­chine is turned off. The mod­ule will shut down au­to­mat­i­cally af­ter three days with no key-on cy­cle to con­serve the ma­chine bat­tery.

Re­moteLog is now avail­able as a fac­tory in­stalled op­tion on all Tiger­cat ma­chines. The ini­tial pur­chase in­cludes the re­quired hard­ware and two years of data us­age. Af­ter two years, sub­scrip­tions can be pur­chased from your Tiger­cat dealer. Con­tact your dealer to see if a retro­fit kit is avail­able for your ex­ist­ing Tiger­cat ma­chine. The Re­moteLog satel­lite an­tenna en­clo­sure is made of tough poly­car­bon­ate.

■ Poly­car­bon­ate hous­ing for the satel­lite an­tenna

■ Satel­lite work­ing sys­tem.

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