Heavy Equipment Maintenance Made Smarter with Telematics

Fleet telematics application

Monitoring of heavy equipment can deliver many benefits, including reducing machine downtime and maintenance costs. But the challenge of having to access multiple portals for mixed fleets, and processing the volume of data they create, can be daunting.

Fortunately, FleetEdge, ORBCOMM’s industry-standard telematics application for heavy equipment managers, is now compatible with a newly introduced telematics standard, allowing users to integrate data from different types of equipment.

Released last year by the Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP), the new API is intended to make it easier to transfer information in mixed equipment fleets to end-user enterprise systems. This will allow fleet managers to analyze data from mixed equipment fleets and extract the nuggets of information that will reduce the amount of maintenance that needs to be performed on equipment.

ORBCOMM’s FleetEdge also includes a new maintenance module, which allows users to register equipment and create and evaluate their own maintenance intervals, in order to determine when a specific machine is due for servicing. Users are able to track parts that need to be replaced, and keep track of what maintenance has been done, and when, for a specific asset. This gives fleet owners actionable data on maintenance and equipment performance based on utilization and operating hours.

The accompanying FleetEdge mobile app offers users a more complete view of equipment utilization, geofence activity and sensor data, which is all brought to life with improved charts and graphs, right from your mobile device.

Integrated with FleetEdge, the powerful PT 7000 device completes a comprehensive telematics solution that includes sensors, connectivity and a web-based interface that provides tracking and location data, operational status as well as analytic, predictive and diagnostic tools for every asset in your fleet. The PT 7000 is a dual-mode device, with satellite and cellular connectivity capabilities to ensure maximum geographical coverage at the best possible rates.

equipment telematics: PT 7000

The PT 7000 is a ruggedized, cellular or dual-mode construction equipment tracking and monitoring device, enabling complete visibility and more efficient operation of heavy equipment by providing access to real-time data and analytics.


To learn more schedule a demo, call 1-800-ORBCOMM or stop by our CONEXPO Booth S-65107.

Keith Gelinas

Keith Gelinas is ORBCOMM's Senior Vice President & General Manager of OEM and Channel Sales. Keith has 25 years experience in Sales & Marketing Management, 14 years in M2M and IoT (Hardware, Software, OEM Solution Sales) and is a United States Air Force Veteran (Missile Operations).

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One comment on “Heavy Equipment Maintenance Made Smarter with Telematics
  1. Great article! Give me lots of valuable information for maintenance of heavy equipment.

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