Hitachi unveils a first for the construction industry

Published 15/11 at 17:02

Hitachi has developed an industry-leading innovation as part of its ConSite remote fleet monitoring system.

Claimed to be the first of its kind in the construction industry, it extracts data from two sensors that constantly monitor the quality of an excavator's engine and hydraulic oil.

Designed to reduce the total cost of ownership the machine transmits sensor data on a daily basis to Hitachi's remote fleet monitoring system. If the oil quality has deteriorated or the oil has become contaminated, the dealer will be notified via email or text and can take the necessary actions.

The oil sensors will reduce maintenance costs by providing a more accurate estimation of when an oil change is required. “We are delighted to be the first manufacturer to offer our customers this new technology,” said Hitachi Construction Machinery service business support manager Tom van Wijlandt. “We know that reliability and machine uptime are vital to our customers, and the new oil sensors will help to enhance this further. Combined with ConSite, this unique development will also continue to improve user experiences of Hitachi construction machinery.”

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