Remote monitoring of crushing data from quarries is becoming a crucial element in mobile crushing and screening applications. Metso offers complete fleet management and automation systems, designed for all Lokotrack range mobile applications. Metso Fleet Management system consists of an IC process control system, a satellite uplink and a Metso DNA Report portal. It collects and presents a daily overview of the operating Lokotrack fleet including effective operating hours, fuel consumption, location of the units, alarms and parameter changes. Metso IC process control system, a standard feature in all Lokotrack crushing plants, collects crusher data continuously. With the new fleet management tool, this information is being sent from Lokotrack uplink via satellite daily to be used in internet portal. The crushing data can be accessed via internet (Fig.).
“Without this system, collecting operating hours and other data manually is time consuming. Metso Fleet Management provides daily operating data automatically wherever you are, saving time and enhancing the accuracy of information,” comments Julius Mäkelä, Project Manager at Metso Mining and Construction. “Maintenance, ordering the spares and wears and re-fuelling can be organized in a more effective way when you know the exact fuel consumptions and operating hours of individual units. Here, the fleet management tool can provide valuable assistance,” Mäkelä adds.