JM Recycling ups fleet efficiency with remote monitoring system
14 October 2021
UK recycling company Jack Moody (JM) Recycling is using Hitachi’s remote monitoring system to help improve the efficiency of its construction equipment fleet.
The company’s wheeled loader fleet, which comprises 11 different Hitachi models including the standard and high-lift ZW180-6 and ZW250-6 models, is deployed across four sites in the West Midlands and is monitored by Hitachi’s ConSite technology.
The automated system collects fuel efficiency, CO2 emission and idling time data to produce a consolidated report on the machine’s performance.
The report is sent to fleet owners on a monthly basis and allows them to compare operational statistics, such as machine operating mode ratios, with those of previous months.
Robert Moody, JM Recycling’s managing director, said, “We’re in the fortunate position of having operators working at different sites, but doing similar operations with Hitachi machines. This has allowed us to analyse efficiency, usage and – ultimately – cost of production.
“ConSite gives us a tremendous amount of information and data to help make our business more efficient. To be able to see when a machine’s moving, how often it’s idle and how efficiently it’s working is so valuable when you’ve got multiple sites doing a similar process.”
According to Hitachi, ConSite provides users with access to a parts catalogue to help reduce the downtime associated with maintenance and repaires, and its ConSite Pocket app delivers real-time updates that alert users to any problems with the machines.
Moody added, “I also use the ConSite Pocket app on my phone for receiving notifications or fault codes, while out in the yard doing everyday duties. In the unlikely event of a fault, being able to act quickly saves our company time and money.”