Epiroc has introduced HATCON, a remote monitoring device for breakers and drum cutters that keeps track of location and operating hours to improve efficiency and safety. The cloud based platform My Epiroc gives customers notifications about service, create task lists and provides a great overview of the entire fleet. All the data is presented in a straightforward way to simplify both everyday duties and long-term decisions.
HATCON is available factory mounted or as a retrofit kit for Epiroc premium range breakers and drum cutters. Once connected, the system monitors every individual tool and keep customers updated via My Epiroc. Notifications about service and wear part alerts are just a few of the features that will help increase efficiency. The technology is relevant to smaller mines and large quarries that utilise breakers for primary or secondary breaking in open pit operations, such as the HB10000 which can be deployed on excavators of up to 140 t.
“HATCON provides a new level of control. You’ll always know where your tools are, what they do, when they need service or if any tool is running more than the other – it basically keeps you ahead. And with My Epiroc, everything from scheduling services to identifying faults and find new solutions will be much faster and easier. This information will not only help creating a smoother workflow with less downtime, it can also be vital in reaching overall business goals” says Torsten Ahr, Vice President Marketing Hydraulic Attachment Tools Epiroc.