Mecalac brings new fleet management system to North America
Maryam FaragMachinery and Equipment Maintenance Manufacturing electronics machinery maintenance manufacturing tech
Mecalac, a global designer, manufacturer and distributor of compact construction equipment for urban environments, announces its fleet management system, MyMecalac, is now available in North America.
“Telematics enabled machines increase productivity while maintaining high efficiency and safety,” said Peter Bigwood, General Manager, Mecalac North America. “These values are key to Mecalac and integrating a telematics system furthers our commitment to helping customers work smarter.”
Mecalac’s telematics system, developed in partnership with Trackunit, is accessible through a web portal, mymecalac.com, and a mobile app, MyMecalac. The system comes standard on all excavators and loaders in North America. The onboard telematics box continuously communicates information to the web portal.
MyMecalac provides a fleet overview that shows users which machines are in top shape, and which need immediate attention or will require service soon. From there, those using the service can zoom into a specific machine to see everything from fuel consumption and oil pressure to the current engine load percentage and machine hours.
This data allows fleet managers to schedule downtime for refueling, maintenance and repairs rather than having these tasks interrupt project timelines and profitability. Additionally, after registering in the web portal, alerts can be set up to notify the user when maintenance is required or when a fault code appears. This technology enables dealer technicians to remotely diagnose machine issues.
The alert feature acts as a theft prevention tool by notifying the owner if the machine moves from a designated zone or operates outside of designated hours.
“This technology has proven itself as a real game changer for anyone managing a fleet,” said Bigwood. “Whether it’s scheduling fueling more efficiently or coordinating service intervals to maintain production levels, having access to this data remotely provides endless opportunities to improve day-to-day operations.”