• 15-APR-2013

SiteWatch Puts Fleet Managers in the Driving Seat

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Case SiteWatch is an essential fleet management tool that lets the customer take complete control of their machinery, their fleet maintenance and their operating costs. With real-time diagnostic and telematic capabilities, SiteWatch puts the fleet manager in the operator’s seat of every machine that the company runs, reducing downtime, cutting fuel consumption and saving money.

By accurately measuring operating performance, customers can increase productivity, boost utilization and keep on top of fleet maintenance issues. With programmed maintenance plans, the operator can even leave the service and maintenance requirement to their Case dealer, secure in the knowledge that their machinery is receiving the most cost effective back-up service available.

Regular Data Transfer

The Sitewatch Control Module constantly gathers information from the machine’s control systems, including machine location, productivity, fuel efficiency, maintenance requirements and operating health parameters. This data is automatically transmitted through the telematic link to the Case user web portal.

The Advanced system, supplied with dozers, wheeled loaders, crawler and wheeled excavators, sends a data report every 10 minutes, the highest transmission frequency on the market for real time reporting. A Basic subscription plan for tractor backhoe loaders, compact tracked loaders, skid steer loaders and midi excavators reports every two hours. Both subscription packages have a three-year duration, with extensions available through the dealer spare parts channel.

The data can be monitored by the customer and directly by their Case dealer on any web-enabled computer or tablet, ensuring that service and repair issues can be handled efficiently and quickly. By having regular operating data, customers and dealers can pre-plan service schedules, ordering spare parts and filters in advance and planning maintenance downtime to meet the needs of the site.

Flexible Reporting

Case SiteWatch provides critical operating information concerning the entire fleet of equipment. Customers can access this data through the web portal and receive regular tailored reports relating to the fleet. This can include machine location maps, fuel use reports for individual machines that can be used to improve operator efficiency, machine activity reports that help to increase utilisation and CAN-Bus reports that provide analysis of detailed operating parameters.

By analysing this information fleet managers and owners can best assess how their equipment is being used, allowing them to move machines for more productive operation, cut idle times and excess fuel use and boost utilisation of the entire fleet. It can also flag up a requirement for additional operator training or the need for monitoring of fuel use on a specific site.

Enhanced Machine Security

Along with operating efficiency, SiteWatch provides customers with accurate positioning data, delivering geofencing and curfew options that can prevent machinery being used without authorisation. As well as providing a theft detection solution, this is particularly useful for rental companies, as they can monitor if machines continue to be used after the hire period has finished, charging the customer accordingly.

The machine owner can be automatically notified if the machine is moved without authorization, helping to prevent theft on site and in some cases lowering insurance costs for the customer.

Additional Machine Protection

Case Protection Plans are available on the full range of Case machinery. There are three coverage options: Powertrain, Powertrain plus Hydraulics, and Premier, with cover available for up to five years/8,000 hours. In addition customers can have a Programmed Maintenance Plan through their Case dealer. Under these agreements the customer knows exactly what the machine operating costs will be.

SiteWatch, the Case protection plan and a maintenance program, allow the dealer to respond rapidly to potential issues on site and to plan coordinated regular maintenance with the customer. The data also allows the dealer to closely monitor individual machines, with alerts for diagnostic concerns and troubleshooting issues.

Available From The Factory

Case SiteWatch will be available as an option on some models directly from the factory. Alternatively customers can order SiteWatch as a dealer-installed accessory, with specific kits available for various model ranges. There is also a Universal SiteWatch kit that can be used with any brand of machine. It allows customers to run a mixed fleet on a single fleet management system.

Journalists can see live demonstration of SiteWatch at the telematic section of the Case stand and visit www.casece.com​​ where there is a dedicated telematic area, explaining in full the customer benefits and service operations of the Case SiteWatch system.

​15 April 2013