Cummins and Tierra Telematics connect for LiuGong's digital solution
Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) announces that it is working with telematics service provider Topcon/Tierra to support manufacturer LiuGong. Cummins and Topcon/Tierra are collaborating to enable advanced diagnostics and troubleshooting for major components on LiuGong construction equipment to come through a single interface. This solution will improve equipment availability and reduce the total cost of operation by providing actionable insights that enable component care, damage prevention and faster service response.
Telematics is used to improve operational efficiency of construction equipment at building sites, ports, distribution centers, logging sites and farms. Most of these environments have mixed fleets, and need a solution that is compatible across all their machinery. Cummins, is working to offer digital capabilities with existing telematics services providers to support customer needs in a flexible manner.
Cummins Connected Diagnostics wirelessly connects engines to enable continuous monitoring and diagnosis of system health and faults. Using telematics, this digital product delivers valuable data to fleet managers via mobile app, email or web portal. Ed Hopkins, Cummins Digital Partner Management Leader, explains the importance of connectivity to the future of supporting construction equipment “With more information end users can make more informed decisions. Site managers can use the data to determine whether to stop machine operation or continue to the end of the shift by understanding the suggested root causes. They can gain an understanding in how long they have before an issue is likely to escalate to a breakdown or critical failure. This means that uptime can be maximized, with any potential fixes done more quickly. With the information provided in Connected Diagnostics, the correct parts, tools, and technician can be made available to resolve issues in an efficient manner.”
Sam Ternes, Customer Solutions Director, LiuGong North America commented, “LiuGong is proud of the collaboration with these important supplier partners and the achievement to deliver a technical solution to our dealers and customers that will directly impact machine availability. With this advancement in diagnostic information and communication through the TopCon telematics system LiuGong will have a distinct advantage in minimizing machine downtime and getting repairs completed on the first service call. Using the expertise and advanced capabilities of Cummins Connected Diagnostics, LiuGong customers will receive timely feedback in the event of an engine related diagnostic code, allowing for continued operation where appropriate for scheduled repair, or instruction to stop operation to minimize the risk of further damage to the equipment.”
Mohamed Abd El Salam, Tierra Product Management and Business Development Senior Manager said: “Tierra adds new elements to its telematics solutions, offering a trusted and proven diagnostics service from Cummins. A system capable of adding even more value to our solutions and greater remote control of our customers’ assets, offering them higher autonomy, efficiency and a high ability to predict problems on the vehicle. This is just the first of a series of new, upcoming projects.”
Tierra Telematic Solutions Tierra provides the complete telematic solution, from hardware to software, from a single SIM that works worldwide to customer support. The result is improved maintenance, increased productivity and costs and wastes reduction, thanks to remote diagnostics and reports and full remote control of all fleets. Tierra serves the major OEMs in Construction and Agriculture, but also the Automotive sector in Indonesia and in the ASEAN markets, through PT Weeo Solutions Frontier, based in Jakarta.
Cummins Inc., a global power technology leader, is a corporation of complementary business segments that design, manufacture, distribute and service a broad portfolio of power solutions. The company’s products range from internal combustion, electric and hybrid integrated power solutions and components including filtration, aftertreatment, turbochargers, fuel systems, controls systems, air handling systems, automated transmissions, electric power generation systems, microgrid controls, batteries, electrolyzers and fuel cell products. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (U.S.), since its founding in 1919, Cummins employs approximately 59,900 people committed to powering a more prosperous world through three global corporate responsibility priorities critical to healthy communities: education, environment and equality of opportunity. Cummins serves its customers online, through a network of company-owned and independent distributor locations, and through thousands of dealer locations worldwide and earned about $2.1 billion on sales of $24 billion in 2021. Learn more at cummins.com.