Hiber, a Dutch ‘New Space’ startup, has a new heavy equipment monitoring solution that helps increase productivity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
HiberHeavy is a subscription-based IoT solution. HiberHeavy is a heavy equipment monitoring solution that is subscription-based, easy to install, and operates anywhere in the world. With HiberHeavy, mining, agriculture, and construction sites can increase productivity with better data and analytics on their heavy equipment, and is Hiber’s first end-to-end solution for heavy equipment monitoring.
Experts estimate that 20-30 percent of all heavy machinery downtime is unplanned due to poor preventative maintenance schedules. Heavy equipment monitoring can help worksites plan better maintenance schedules, but installation of vehicular tracking solutions are usually expensive and complex.
Most worksites have fleets that are a mix of different manufacturers, which makes it difficult to create a streamlined monitoring solution. Additionally, traditional monitoring solutions are typically limited to certain countries or areas of the world where there is cellular coverage. The limitations of traditional monitoring systems makes heavy equipment management in remote areas without coverage or infrastructure virtually impossible.
HiberHeavy helps mining, construction, and agriculture companies to use and manage their heavy equipment fleets to optimize their production. HiberHeavy’s solution includes all the hardware and software that a worksite needs to connect its vehicles to a fleet management system at an affordable, subscription-based price. The solution uses Hiber’s technology to track vehicle locations, trips, and idle times, anywhere in the world.
The all-in-one solution is available as both a starter kit and as an enterprise solution. Each option includes:
- An out-of-the-box private network
- Easy-to-install sensors
- Satellite connectivity
- A web-based dashboard
- End-to-end encryption
- Integration capabilities with existing fleet management systems
“HiberHeavy is unique because it makes heavy equipment management possible in remote areas of the world through an easy subscription-based model,” says Florian Gendrault, Commercial Director at Hiber. “Monitoring in remote areas has generally been too expensive to be a reality, but the SaaS pricing model of HiberHeavy simplifies heavy equipment monitoring and removes risks associated with purchasing new technology.”
Companies use HiberHeavy to plan better maintenance schedules, but they can also use it to learn more about how much fuel each vehicle burns while idling. By some estimates, the average heavy machine burns roughly 2,000 liters of fuel each year in an idle state, which has a high impact on the site’s overall carbon emissions. Idle time tracking identifies when a machine is turned on but not moving, so worksites can find “quick wins” to reduce their carbon footprint.
“We’re proud to have developed a solution that helps mining companies reduce their carbon footprint through smarter machine monitoring,” says Coen Janssen, Chief Strategy Officer and Co-founder at Hiber. “The productivity and environmental gains that companies can achieve with heavy equipment monitoring are enormous.”
Hiber controls the infrastructure of HiberHeavy, including the sensors, dashboard, and data connections. The end-to-end nature of the solution makes it one of the easiest IoT solutions for worksites and removes the complexity of working with several different IoT providers. Customers have a single point of contact for all of their heavy equipment monitoring needs, and Hiber is responsible for maintenance and upkeep of the hardware and software. The end-to-end solution is easy to install and use, no matter where a worksite is in the world. Installation can be done by local technicians and requires very little training.