Continental AG is presenting its new ContiLogger consultancy concept at the 2019 bauma trade fair for the construction machinery and mining machinery industries in Munich, Germany, April 8-14.
Continental says ContiLogger incorporates tires, hardware, software and data to make recommendations for cutting operating costs and improving applications. Customers gain insights into significant tire challenges and applications improvements for optimizing tire and equipment life. Information is derived from on-site study as well as tire and vehicle driving parameters.
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 tires 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 tires. By analyzing this on-site data, the engineer can identify data-driven observations. After revising and analyzing the data, the engineer will make recommendations regarding significant tire challenges and possible application improvements aimed at optimizing tire and equipment life and improving operational processes.
“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 tires means that proper tire servicing and consulting are essential,” says Enno Straten, head of Continental Commercial Specialty Tires (CST).
Continental says it in the process of refining and enhancing the ContiLogger service concept.
In close cooperation with customers, the company is working on a complementary remote version of the ContiLogger, which will see the concept shift from a single/one-time solution to a remote service and consultancy solution. The advanced ContiLogger Live concept will be discussed at bauma.
Continental will be showcasing its latest innovations, technological developments and services at bauma, aglobal trade fair for construction, building material and mining machinery in Munich (Hall C5.403) from April 8 to 14, 2019.
For more information, visit www.continental-specialty-tires.com.