ConSite summarises and analyses vital machine data, such as location, working and idling hours, fuel levels and consumption figures. It also offers instant access to a parts catalogue. In addition, the ConSite Pocket app shows alerts in real-time for any issues arising with the machines.
“One of the benefits of working with Hitachi is its excellent ConSite system,” says JM Recycling Managing Director Robert Moody. “We’re in the fortunate position of having operators working at different sites, but doing similar operations with Hitachi machines. This has allowed us to analyse efficiency, usage and – ultimately – cost of production.
“ConSite gives us a tremendous amount of information and data to help make our business more efficient. To be able to see when a machine’s moving, how often it’s idle and how efficiently it’s working is so valuable when you’ve got multiple sites doing a similar process.”
His view is shared by Dan Harding, Operations Manager at the company’s Berkswell site near Coventry: “ConSite is the best tool to help me to run this site effectively. As our aim is to maximise productivity, I can see the idling time of the Hitachi wheel loaders and analyse the data from the fuel consumption, which has already helped us save over five per cent on fuel costs.
“I also use the ConSite Pocket app on my phone for receiving notifications or fault codes, while out in the yard doing everyday duties. In the unlikely event of a fault, being able to act quickly saves our company time and money.”