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California Tomato Machinery

California Tomato Machinery (CTM) is the world' No.1 manufacturer of tomato harvesting tools and equipment. Their top customers were requesting a solution that would help them lower their total cost of ownership of machinery and assure maximum asset uptime.

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  • SUPPLIER
  • Fusion Connect
    Autodesk Fusion Connect is an enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) cloud service that helps manufacturers to connect, analyze, and manage their products. It virtualizes machines, links them with reporting devices, and through analytics unlocks the data trapped inside—utilizing the unlimited computing power of a Cloud Native architecture. With smart, connected machines, manufacturers can offer higher service levels, reduce asset downtime, and lower maintenance and material costs.
  • INDUSTRIES
  • Heavy Vehicle
  • FUNCTIONS
  • Maintenance
  • CONNECTIVITY PROTOCOLS
  • Cellular
    CoAP
    IPv6
    MQTT
    Modbus
    Other frequency
  • USE CASES
  • Asset Lifecycle Management
    An asset lifecycle is the series of stages involved in the management of an asset. It starts with the planning stages when the need for an asset is identified and continues all the way through its useful life and eventual disposal. The basic premise of asset lifecycle management is to extend your assets’ usability as far as you can, without losing any functionality, thereby decreasing total lifetime costs and increasing the economic value-add of the asset. For example, when maintenance is neglected, companies have to struggle with the resulting unexpected breakdowns, long delays, and costly emergency maintenance. Proper asset lifecycle management can improve the process of maintaining and managing valuable assets.
  • CUSTOMER
  • California Tomato Machinery (CTM) is a global leader in the commercial tomato harvester equipment industry. CTM offers distinct harvesters, designed to meet the specific grower needs and production environments.

  • SOLUTION
  • Autodesk See Control's no-coding toolset created a solution that monitors engine performance, equipment productivity, and operator compliance in real time. The analytic features in SeeControl established a base operating profile for tomato harvesters and the customer implemented predictive analysis for diesel engines. Additionally, the system records the variety of tomatoes picked to establish agricultural benchmarks and KPIs for future years.

  • DATA COLLECTED
  • Engine Efficiency, Operator Compliance, Overall Equipment Effectiveness, Diesel
  • SOLUTION TYPE
  • SOLUTION MATURITY
  • Cutting Edge (technology has been on the market for < 2 years)
  • OPERATIONAL IMPACT
  • Impact #1
    [Product Improvement - User Acceptance]
    CTM customers have been delighted with the solution and have increased orders and overall business levels with the company.
    Impact #2
    [Product Improvement - Customer Satisfaction]
    CTM has achieved further domination of their market niche with this higher level of customer intimacy.
    Impact #3
  • QUANTITATIVE BENEFIT
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