Continental to launch ContiLogger monitoring tool in the Middle East in 2019
ContiLogger combines tyres, hardware, software, data and manpower into an individual consulting service approach
Continental has announced that its consultancy concept ContiLogger will be launched in the Middle East in Q2 2019.
Targeting off-the-road tyre (OTR) customers, ContiLogger combines tyres, hardware, software, data and manpower into an individual consulting service approach to analyse cycle downtime, distance, speed, lateral forces, cornering and road grade, to enable optimised route management and coordinated tyre use.
Using a range of components including GPS, the system captures data such as tyre pressure, tyre temperature and vehicle and topographic data in real-life applications and transmits it to Continental experts for analysis. With the aid of the GPS-generated data, Continental field engineers will be able to identify whether a tyre is being overloaded or underused and thus extend tyre lifetime and adapt operational processes so that overall productivity is increased.
Enno Straten, head of Continental Commercial Specialty Tyres (CST), said: “This is a holistic concept because it involves evaluating the application as a whole. We see this as extremely important in the OTR earthmoving business, where conditions are exceptionally harsh and the high cost of replacing tyres means that proper tyre servicing and consulting are essential.”
When using the ContiLogger service concept, a Continental customer solution engineer will first conduct a field study to understand the working environment in which the tyres will operate. They will also use a data logger to measure speed, distance, location, lateral forces, elevation change, road grade, cycle downtime and the pressure and temperature of the tyres. By analysing this on-site data, the engineer can identify data-driven observations. After revising and analysing the data, the engineer will make recommendations regarding significant tyre challenges and possible application improvements aimed at optimising tyre and equipment life and improving operational processes.