Remotely Control Industrial Spray Pump Maximize Efficiency
Graco industrial sprayer customers needed real-time data to maximize utilization of assets and crews, to deter unauthorized use of equipment, to keep equipment in top condition, and to provide more accurate job estimates and billing statements.
CalAmpCalAmp is a proven leader in the mobile resource management (MRM) and machine-to-machine (M2M) space, connecting clients to business-critical data and transforming it into actionable intelligence for people, systems and machines.
Equipment & Machinery
- CONNECTIVITY PROTOCOLS
- USE CASES
Track & Trace of AssetsTrack and trace systems provide real-time or periodic updates for the current and historical locations of Containers, vehicles, or other property. Solutions can apply reckoning and reporting of the position of vehicles and Containers that store the tracked property of concern. For example, if it is known the one thousand objects are stored in a Container, it is more cost effective to track the Container than each individual object. However, high value individual objects can also be monitored directly. Wireless tags can be attached to objects with fixed reference points receiving wireless signals from tags to determine their location, as when a pallet is loaded onto a truck. Alternatively, GPS or another technology can track the object using satellite or cellular networks. Examples of real-time locating systems include Tracking products through an assembly line, locating pallets of merchandise in a warehouse, and tracking Containers as they move across warehouses. The physical layer is usually some form of Radio Frequency communication, but some systems use optical or acoustic technology.
Graco supplies technology and expertise for the management of fluids and coating in both industrial and commercial applications, with 3,100 employees.
The Graco InSite system consists of a CalAmp GPS-equipped LMU-2700 remote data recorder-communications device installed on mobile spraying equipment, cellular data communications service, a cloud-based platform for remote device management, an Application Program Interface (API), and a web portal to allow customers to track and view the location of equipment.
- DATA COLLECTED
Asset Location, Asset Status Tracking, Asset Utilization, Billing information , Equipment Status
- SOLUTION TYPE
- SOLUTION MATURITY
Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)
- OPERATIONAL IMPACT
Impact #1 [Efficiency Improvement - Labor]
Employee efficiency is improved through Graco InSite tracking of work logs, which provide visibility into the performance of field teams.
Impact #2 [Efficiency Improvement - Maintenance]
Real-time status reports enable maintenance personnel to remotely diagnose the status of a sprayer.
Impact #3 [Process Optimization - Real Time Asset Tracking]
Real-time tracking of asset status is possible from operators' smartphones, tablets or computers, reducing unauthorized use of tools and improving the utilization of field assets.
- QUANTITATIVE BENEFIT