6 Ways Equipment Data Can Help You Cut Equipment Costs

6 Ways Equipment Data Can Help You Cut Equipment Costs

Using the data generated by your equipment puts money in your pocket by helping you keep your equipment in top shape and avoid unplanned downtime. Here are six ways to make the most of your data to help manage your equipment and reduce operating costs.

1. Preventative Maintenance

Take advantage of electronic alerts to schedule and complete all recommended maintenance and service.

2. S•O•S℠ Fluid Analysis

Sample oil, coolant and hydraulic fluids regularly, have your Cat® dealer analyze them for wear indicators, then act quickly on the results and recommendations from your dealer’s Condition Monitoring Analyst (CMA).

3. Inspections

Regularly look for smoke, leaks, lagging performance and so on. Send electronic inspection reports to your Cat dealer for use in a condition monitoring program.

4. Repair Before Failure

Use equipment data and electronic alerts to catch small problems early. Schedule repairs quickly to avoid breakdowns and keep repair costs low.

5. Operator Training

Operating practices dramatically impact performance and component wear. Remotely monitor your operators’ day-to-day performance to spot training opportunities and reward good performance.

6. Record Keeping

Automatically gather data on equipment history, component life and operating costs. Good records help you identify high-cost or problem areas, track work flow, control expenses and increase machine resale value.