Volvo CE launch new Productivity Report
Latest addition to company’s Insight Reports designed to deliver greater machine efficiency
VOLVO Construction Equipment are continuing to maximize site efficiency for their customers with the launch of Productivity Report, a new fleet-analysis service designed to monitor production and make it easy to reduce cost per tonne.
Joining the Fuel Efficiency Report, launched in 2016, ActiveCare Report (also known as Health Report) and Summary Report, launched in 2018, Volvo CE say the latest report reinforces their commitment to helping customers more efficiently manage their operating costs.
With the addition of a new Productivity Report, Volvo CE have grouped all four tools into an umbrella package called Insight Reports. With a range of analyses to choose from, customers can adapt each report to suit individual business structures for increased profitability.
Using telematic data transmitted from the machines, the Insight Reports clearly identify areas of improvements. The CareTrack telematics system automatically compiles thousands of machine data points into the ready-made reports, which are then emailed to the customer on a weekly or monthly basis.
By collecting detailed data and presenting it in an easy-to-understand format, Volvo CE say customers will spend less time sifting through complex machine information and more time focused on their operations.
Also, utilizing the insights and machine data will give them the possibility to better understand how their machines are being used in order to make informed decisions that improve overall profitability.
The newly introduced Productivity Report highlights how many tonnes of material has been handled or moved, helping customers to gain control over operating costs, and be better informed when tendering for contracts.
Available on Volvo articulated haulers and wheel loaders equipped with On-Board Weighing, the report makes it easy to measure production and take the necessary steps to reduce cost per tonne.
By combining both productivity and fuel-consumption data, the report makes it easy to measure efficiency, thanks to data such as total tonnes handled per litre, fuel cost per tonne or payload utilization.
Highlighting machine condition, the ActiveCare Report is intended to reduce unplanned downtime and repair costs. It includes data such as technical alarms and operating behaviour alerts and recommends actions that reduce unnecessary strain on the machine.
Analysing instances of machine misuse allows customers to diagnose problems early and implement corrective measures to protect their fleets. With the right diagnostic information delivered to their inbox every week, they have the key to improve operating practices and avoid the costly and time-consuming consequences that breakdowns present.
Designed to help customers reduce fuel consumption – the number one operational cost, the Fuel Efficiency Report offers a holistic view of a fleet’s efficiency. The report identifies machines that are not being used as intended, highlighting units that could result in unnecessary fuel expense.
The report is also used to track the progress of business objectives, using up to eight KPIs according to individual business structures, and can include budgeted fuel expenses to predict potential costs and savings.
Key information related to the health, fuel efficiency and productivity of a fleet is presented in the Summary Report, allowing customers to look at the big picture and identify trends. Any issues that require action are flagged, giving customers the opportunity to refine operating practices, implement new ways of working and address issues before downtime occurs.
Volvo CE say the Insight Reports data are also available in Excel and CSV formats, should customers want to export the data for further analysis.