Komatsu introduces Smart Quarry Site
By Catrin Jones07 September 2023
Komatsu plans to launch Smart Quarry Site by the end of 2023, after displaying it at bauma 2022. The solution is said to focus on six key areas: safety, site management, production, machine health, maintenance, fuel consumption, and CO2 emissions for quarry operations and large civil construction projects.
Smart Quarry Site provides real-time data on all machines in the fleet, including their payloads and production rates. Komatsu adds that it can help increase safety and production while reducing operating costs by identifying issues and bottlenecks.
According to Daniel Heussen, General Manager Business Transformation at Komatsu Europe, “Smart Quarry Site gives our quarry and large construction customers an ongoing real-time overview of every machine’s movement and condition and allows them to visualize opportunities and achieve targets for each.”
He adds that important KPIs for the entire fleet, such as payload, fuel use, and machine work time, are reported to help site managers make educated decisions without having to spend hours analyzing raw data.
Each operator can log in to the system with a unique ID and receive instant information. The in-cab screen provides real-time feedback on the current payload, material type, and destination.
Data can be exchanged between machines via a mesh network of peer-to-peer connections. When a machine is in an area with no connectivity, data shared on this network will automatically upload once one of the mobile machines comes back within range. The mesh network also allows for the loader and truck to connect, enabling the loader’s operator to optimize the truck’s payload with every cycle.
The system features easy-to-use dashboards and real-time views that facilitate quick access to fleet and production information for all back-office personnel. They provide necessary details and insights on several aspects of your jobsite, such as safety, production, idling, CO2 and fuel, and machine status. Users can configure reports on topics such as pre-start checks or production to be sent to your mailbox at a scheduled time.