Online Access To Fleet Cleaning Operations

Online Access To Fleet Cleaning Operations
The VactorTRAK remote information system from Vactor Manufacturing

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The VactorTRAK remote information system from Vactor Manufacturing monitors and reviews cleaning operations on Vactor 2100 Plus combination sewer cleaners. It also can be retrofitted onto Vactor 2100 Plus trucks.

“The VactorTRAK system collects and transmits data digitally and sends it to a secure server using a cellphone connection,” says Jay Ghelani, product manager, Vactor Manufacturing. “Data is hosted on a website operated by Vactor, which the user can log in and view.” Built-in redundancy ensures against data loss.

The system can track cleaning location, feet of pipe cleaned, how the cleaning was performed, water pressure used, water flow rate used, rate of hose payout, water and fuel usage, vacuum system status and amount of time spent cleaning. It also can track the total number of sewer lines cleaned and jobs performed.

Ghelani says managers and supervisors can use the system to access the current location of sewer cleaner fleets and status of each unit. A summary of daily statistics shows the work each unit has completed up to that point. Data can be exported to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet for future viewing.

Designed for professional contractors cleaning entire wastewater and storm sewer systems, data can be used to determine best practices and identify which truck is closest to a specific job for optimal productivity. The monitoring system also can be used for fleet management, training, proof of work performed and historical data of manholes cleaned.

The hard-wired, truck-specific system can be used to produce reports by day, month, quarter, year or whatever timeline is desired. A touch-screen display in the cab enables the operator to input a work order number to correspond to the daily dispatch list, allowing the operations manager or supervisor to view activity performed for any specific job. A second operator input field can be used to record specific information a manager might want to capture, such as asset number or cleaning nozzles used. 800/627-3171;


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