Internet of Things (IoT) for the harsh Australian environment is difficult! Extreme temperature and humidity paired with corrosive, vibrating environments test devices to destruction. Remote sites provide challenges for communications, and limit service opportunities. Varied applications from small generators to massive excavators make interface specification vast and operating modes complex. The harsh conditions and remoteness that make IoT so complex also make it essential and cost effective. These conditions wear down machines, meaning regular inspection regimes, an unpleasant and often unsafe function for people who travel vast distances between jobs, but perfect for remote monitoring with appropriately designed IoT devices.
Sales in Australia and internationally are scaling with mining, utilities, transport, and industrial automation companies. Customers value the quality and flexibility brought by the Senquip-ORB in ever more diverse applications. People are benefiting as work environments become safer through monitoring. The quality of their day improves as they focus on extracting value from data rather than collecting that data. Companies are benefitting through better management of their assets. Savings are being achieved through reduced fuel and oil consumption. Preventative maintenance programs are enabled. Machine utilisation is improved. The environment is benefitting through environmental measurement allowing improved flood and bushfire response.