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Predictive Maintenance Platform Focuses on Uptime for Industrial and Ag Fleets

MANN+HUMMEL partners with Sierra Wireless to provide real-time reporting to reduce equipment damage and repair costs.

MANN HUMMEL has selected Sierra Wireless’ Smart SIMs and AirVantage® #IoT Platform to connect and manage global deployments of Senzit, the company’s new predictive maintenance platform developed to increase uptime for industrial and agricultural fleets.

The buildup of dust in a vehicle engine’s air filter can cause massive damage and lead to expensive repairs or replacements. With the cost of an engine replacement often exceeding $100,000 for industrial and agricultural vehicles, monitoring air filters and engine health is critical to operations.

MANN+HUMMEL’s Senzit solution uses IoT connectivity services from Sierra Wireless to ensure fleet managers have full visibility into their fleet’s dust load, engine hours and equipment location. With Senzit’s real-time monitoring capabilities, #fleet managers can schedule #maintenance only when vehicles require it, avoid unnecessary downtime due to engine damage and accurately track a vehicle’s operating hours and location – all through a #mobile #app and web portal.

“Our customers rely on #Senzit to provide up-to-date, accurate information about their vehicle’s dust load and remaining filter lifetime,” said Charles Vaillant, chief technology officer, MANN+HUMMEL. “By working with Sierra Wireless to add IoT connectivity to our solution, we’re helping fleet managers #reduce #downtime and save as much as $4,200 per machine, per year.”

To connect and manage their solution, MANN+HUMMEL chose Sierra Wireless’ Smart SIMs and AirVantage IoT Platform. The Smart SIM’s global coverage and remote operator provisioning capabilities allow MANN+HUMMEL to quickly and easily deploy their predictive maintenance platform worldwide, without changing the device’s SIM card. With intelligent network selection and resilience to #outages, Smart SIMs ensure that Senzit stays online and fleet operators stay connected.

“MANN+HUMMEL needed an IoT partner that could help them integrate, scale and #manage #reliable global connectivity,” said Marc Overton, senior vice president and GM of IoT Services, Sierra Wireless. “Our solution connects their devices in the field and delivers actionable insights to a cloud platform, ensuring that @MANN+HUMMEL can offer a responsive, easy-to-use predictive maintenance platform to improve their customers’ bottom lines.”

http://greentransitnews.com/2019/01/new-predictive-maintenance-platform-promises-to-increase-uptime-for-industrial-and-agricultural-fleets/

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