German tyre manufacturer Continental, at the 2019 BAUMA, announced that its newest technological innovation, ContiLogger, is slated to arrive in the Middle East by the second half of this year.
The innovation will serve useful for Continental’s Off-The-Road (OTR) customers, providing with cost-effective analysis of cycle downtime, distance, speed, lateral forces, cornering and road grade, enabling optimised route management and perfectly coordinated tyre use.
Before using the ContiLogger, a Continental customer solution engineer will first conduct a field study to understand the working environment in which the tyres will operate.
Continental suggests that the ContiLogger combines tyres, hardware, software, data and manpower into an individual consulting service approach. Using a range of components including GPS, the new 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.
“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,” says Enno Straten, Head of Continental Commercial Specialty Tyres (CST).
The innovation will serve useful for Continental’s Off-The-Road (OTR) customers, providing with cost-effective analysis of parameters such as cycle downtime.
How Does It Work?
Before using the ContiLogger, a Continental customer solution engineer will first conduct a field study to understand the working environment in which the tyres will operate. In addition to this, they will also use the data logger to measure speed, distance, location, lateral forces, elevation change, road grade, cycle downtime and the pressure and temperature of the tyres.
After analysing these on-site data, the engineer will then identify data-driven observations. And after proper revision and analysis of 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.
In addition to the aforementioned, Continental is also working on refining and enhancing the ContiLogger service concept. Working closely with its customers, the company is working on a complementary remote version of the ContiLogger, which will shift the concept from a single one-time solution to a remote service and consultancy solution.