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Field Inspection Images replace a thousand words

Images snapped in the field during an inspection to illustrate an issue identified creates a richer view of the problem and will often replace a thousand-word description of the problem. This saves enormous amounts of time which is money! Images speed up the inspection process because they save having to describe the issue in words …

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A comprehensive Field Inspection Dataset has tremendous value to your business

Data that is collected over multiple inspections creates a dataset that can be extremely valuable to your business. So how can this be the case? Well there are a few reasons the dataset collected is specifically to your fleet of machines operated in your environment by your operators. This fact alone makes the dataset unique. …

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Release Notes 7.1

Digital Forms Until now the TrackTreads system for both Undercarriage and Wear surface monitoring of GET and structural components has been focused directly on measurements and evaluations of components and defined observation points. With new Digital Forms, you can now create custom forms that can include the existing observation points as well as a range …

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Digitizing Field Inspections can produce big savings

Reliability Engineers carry the burden of scheduling maintenance tasks to ensure maximum production availability of machinery with minimum downtime for maintenance. The quality of their decisions depending on the quality of the data available. Digitizing Field Inspections can provide more data, quicker and more accurately. It does not stop there Digitizing Pre-starts, PM Services, Pre-Rentals …

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"Undercarriage Inspections have a cost, but its the value gained which is far more important"

The cost of Undercarriage Inspections and $ value gained

Undercarriage Inspections are not as common as Oil Sampling yet, but they are just as important. Every activity has a cost and a potential value added. Take and Oil Sample on an engine. Take all the oil samples over the life of the engine and full life can be achieved instead of a catastrophic failure …

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"Walking a large shovel too far can be costly"

The cost of Walking Too Far

Large Hydraulic Shovels and Rope Shovels are not built to walk long distances. Short distances is all they can do. The general rule of thumb is no more than 7% of the overall machine hours should be spent walking the machine. Take an example, our shovel aims to achieve 22,000 working machine hours as the …

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"Software to manage all field Inspections"

Managing Undercarriage is more costly than Tires

Tires are high-pressure vessels on which the wear is measured typically by measuring the depth of available tread with at least 3 points being taken across the face of the tire to provide a reasonable average. The overall condition of the tire will be inspected to identify any visible faults that could lead to failure. …

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"Software to manage all field Inspections"

Great Products should be flaunted with Testimonial Data

In this day and competitive environment, if you have a great product, flaunt it with a convincing argument! Demonstrate your argument with a testimonial of performance. This can be done in the following steps Investment in placing product in the field Monitoring performance of the product in the field through inspection with data capture at …

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Release Notes 7.0

Version 7.0 is focused on the Undercarriage system and adds variety of new setup options and report improvements. It also includes the ability to add multiple images to all component inspection records.   New Chain and Frame Configurations When setting up your frames the system now includes the option to record the frame style of …

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"Software to manage all field Inspections"

Using Propel Hours to Forecast Residual Undercarriage Life on Shovels

Excavators, Hydraulic Shovels and Rope Shovels spend most of their time digging and loading. They are only required to move short distances to reposition themselves or to move to a new area of excavation.   In the mining environment, most undercarriage inspections will utilize the machine hours to forecast the residual life of the components. …

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