Terex to light up equipment with ORBCOMM telematics

Terex Materials ProcessingTerex Materials Processing, a division of Terex Corporation, announced that it will begin offering an ORBCOMM telematics solution on Powerscreen and Terex Finlay machines.

The telematics system will be offered as standard equipment on Terex crushers initially, but will be expanded to the screeners as well, says Christian Allred, ORBCOMM’s general manager and senior vice president of enterprise solutions.

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In time, Allred says he believes Terex will adopt the solution across all the different models in the Terex Materials Processing group.

The ORBCOMM heavy equipment telematics solution will provide Terex customers with equipment data such as location, engine hours, utilizations, fuel and urea levels and monitor engine fault codes and other alerts generated during machine use.

Customers will be able to access their data and analytics through an ORBCOMM web portal custom designed for Terex customers. With remote access to this data, equipment owners and technicians can better monitor the health of their machines, calculate usage rates and schedule fueling and maintenance activities without having to be on site.

When asked if the system will support the AEMP Telematics Standard, Allred said ORBCOMM is aware of the standard and initiatives, but that customer demand will determine when the company adopts the standard.