Mobile Transportation Equipment February 1, 2008
Remote hour meter reading device
Hyster Co. introduces the remote hour meter reading device, a new approach to reducing lift truck maintenance time and labor costs. Offered in partnership with On-Board Communications, this tool has the ability to remotely acquire and automatically track lift truck run-time data. Remote monitoring can save lift truck owners and operators time and effort normally spent on maintenance and manual product checks.
The remote hour meter is housed in a 3- by 5-inch box and links to a customizable digital paging network. The meter's customizable network allows operators to select a specific time for the device to submit truck run-time data. Users can log into the network and check this information at any time from any computer.
The remote hour meter also offers innovative features and benefits to fleet owners. With the customizable LiftTraks Web-based software interface, managers can use the network's grouping capability to view an entire fleet or individual units. GPS capabilities are offered as an optional add-on to remotely track the location of fleet trucks.