A preview of the new Hyster® Tracker Wireless Access Monitoring System will take place on the Hyster stand at BAUMA 2013, from 15-21 April at the Messe München in Munich, Germany.
The latest fleet management offering from Hyster is designed to enhance productivity by monitoring and reporting on the performance and use of forklift trucks in operation. The Hyster® Tracker will be officially launched in the summer of 2013, but can be seen for the first time in Europe on the Hyster stand at BAUMA.
The system can be used to track key performance data and, through wireless tracking technology, materials handling operations can keep tough Hyster® forklift trucks running for even longer and even more productively.
The Hyster® Tracker monitors the materials handling fleet, controls operator access and helps to verify that the operator pre-shift checklist has been completed before operation. Some of the key benefits include asset protection, cost management and reduced downtime control, as well as cost tracking wirelessly through the HysterTracker.com portal, which can be accessed using a desktop, laptop or tablet.
“The new Hyster® fleet management system provides valuable information to operation managers about the operation of and maintenance for Hyster® forklift trucks, enhancing productivity through intelligence” explains Francois Serfontein, Vice President Aftermarket EMEA.
The Hyster® Tracker system provides three different levels of monitoring and different functionality including wireless monitoring, wireless access and wireless verifications.
Materials handling operations can use various tracking capabilities offered by the Hyster® Tracker, such as hour meter, cost of operation, periodic maintenance, fault code tracking, impact sensing and operator training.
Thorough monitoring helps operations to effectively manage their forklift truck fleets and operators, driving higher levels of productivity and efficiency. When an impact occurs, for example, emails are sent out automatically, making it easier to review incidents and related product damage.
The wireless access offering enables remote lift truck monitoring, idle shutdown and operator access control.
“The Hyster® Tracker can restrict access so that only those trained to use that equipment are able to” explains Francois Serfontein. “This helps to increase driver accountability, which can help to improve driving behaviour and reduce damage to equipment as well as to stock.”
To prevent operators from leaving running equipment unattended, an idle shutdown feature powers off the equipment following a pre-identified amount of time if the equipment is tracked as idling or unattended. This also helps to reduce excess fuel costs.
The wireless verification functionality uses checklist tracking enabling an on-board, prompt-based verification of equipment issues, allowing them to be addressed and resolved as quickly as possible, reducing expenses and potential downtime. Hyster® Tracker can also be linked to existing WIFI resources.
The Hyster® Tracker Wireless Access Monitoring System will be available later in the year in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
For more information about Hyster® Tracker and the full range of Hyster® materials handling equipment available to suit the most demanding operations, please visit the new Hyster global website at www.hyster.eu