Technology company, Continental has revealed a new service concept, which incorporates tyres, hardware, software and data in a bid to strengthen its servitization.
ContiLogger allows Continental to link end customers and Continental expertise even closer.
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 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 tyre challenges and possible application improvements aimed at optimizing tyre 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 tyre servicing and consulting are essential,” says Enno Straten, Head of Continental Commercial Specialty Tires (CST).
Continental will be showcasing ContiLogger and all of its latest innovations, technological developments and services at Bauma in Munich (Hall C5.403) from April 8-14, 2019.