Genesis announces cloud-based attachment performance monitoring
Genesis Attachments announces Pulse Technology, the first-of-its-kind, cloud-based attachment performance monitoring system. Using integrated sensors throughout both hydraulic circuits, Pulse Technology delivers live diagnostic measurements for critical functions including jaw pressure, jaw circuit oil temperature, bi-directional rotation pressure, rotation circuit oil temperature, and rotational speed and flow.
“True” attachment life operations are also monitored, with data for hours, cycles, rotations and elapsed run time, eliminating the need to rely on traditional carrier-based hour measurements and improving maintenance scheduling.
The web and mobile app platform displays live and historical data. Performance threshold alerts, delivered via e-mail or text, can be set to prevent hydraulic failures. Data can also be exported for detailed performance charting and analysis.
Multiple Genesis attachments can easily be monitored with Pulse Technology, as the software displays an icon for every attachment, and its exact location, when the attachment is in use.
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