Komatsu’s KOMTRAX Plus (formerly VHMS) provides the means to monitor the health of major components on large machines, enabling the remote evaluation of the machine’s condition and operations. This system has been designed to reduce repair costs and maintain optimal machine availability by helping to prevent unscheduled downtime.
The KOMTRAX Plus system enables downloaded machine data to be transmitted via the Internet and reviewed by Komatsu and Distributor service personnel. In most regions, data is also transmitted by Orbcomm satellites for added convenience and faster response time.
KOMTRAX Plus reports vital information in several areas. The operating conditions of machines and their service meters can be monitored. Trends, when graphically displayed as change-over-time, enable remedial action before breakdowns occur. Fault and event codes that are displayed on the machine’s monitor panel are recorded for future reference. Other data types include engine performance, real-time fault analysis, and machine operation history.