McCloskey takes aim at extending machine life with new 365SiteConnex

Construction worker/engineer using McCloskey's 365SiteConnex telematics on a laptop computer.

McCloskey International has introduced 365SiteConnex, a complete connectivity solution for the monitoring of McCloskey products. Based on the latest communication technologies, this technology collects, analyzes and delivers information on crushers, screeners and stackers.

Monitoring a fleet is key to reducing this downtime and maintaining efficiency and profitability. With 365SiteConnex, McCloskey sets out to bring key information for any machine to customers in just a few clicks. This would allow users to review faults or status issues from a single notification feed, monitor fuel usage across all machines and monitor service schedules and requirements.

Additionally, with GeoData, a machine’s current and previous locations can be tracked. So, fleet managers can track everything from manoeuvres on a worksite to long distance transportation. Also, GeoFences can be programmed to be notified if a machine goes outside its designated area.

Key information is easily accessible across devices and is grouped in easy-to-navigate pages, including engine and feeder data, diagnostics and event logs.

The program will be offered on crushers and screeners initially, followed closely by stackers to allow customers to have a full and comprehensive remote view of their operation.

In addition to standard functionality like machine status and location, 365SiteConnex will allow measurement of key production and cost efficiency indicators including fuel consumption, production, and engine hours to analyze idle vs. productive time. Also, it will allow benchmarking between the plants to identify critical similarities and differences in operation and performance.

According to McCloskey, 365SiteConnex serves as a contributor to the machine’s lifecycle through its service support modules. For example, critical components like alarm information and error logs will alert users to function issues, along with metal detector notifications to protect the equipment in tough applications. To extend the life of the machines, machine usage history information related to wear part history data and liner replacement information are programmed into the system to facilitate monitoring of machine performance on an ongoing basis.

“McCloskey’s success has been built on listening to our customers and working with them to design and develop the best features and functions for their equipment. Building 365SiteConnex on the latest technology platform based on this allows us to deliver an innovative digital product and service that will contribute to higher productivity for their operations,” said Toni Laaksonen, Senior Vice-President, McCloskey International.

365SiteConnex will be available in the first quarter of 2022 through McCloskey dealerships as a subscribed service. The software will offer remote software updates to deliver the latest program upgrades, as well as remote support from the 365SiteConnex service team. According to McCloskey, the information and analytics drawn from the ongoing evaluation of the program will allow for continuous improvement and development of additional features and benefits.