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Remote view for breakers

PLANT

BREAKER specialist Rammer has unveiled a remote monitoring system that will allow excavator operators to see the performance of the breakers they are using, without leaving the cab.

The Ramona (Remote Monitoring Analyser) system uses the electronic sensors in the breaker range to provide a read-out on an in-cab monitor.

The system will be able to alert the user to abnormal operating conditions, thus avoiding total breakdown of the attachment and the downtime it causes.

The data can also be compared against optimum performance data for particular applications on the read-out, allowing the operator to avoid overworking the breaker. Rammer believes that operators will be able to improve productivity if they can match breaker speed to the material.

The manufacturer says the system is particularly aimed at mine and quarry users, for whom it is developing further versions to allow the data to be delivered to remote locations via mobile phone technology.

However, there may be potential in the future for plant hirers, according to Rammer, in using the system to monitor breaker use, allowing them to charge customers by fuel used or volume of material.