The FPDat / FPTrak platform continues to be enhanced through the constant addition of new functionalities that add value to the already existing tools. For example, to meet a number of its clients’ demands, FPInnovations has launched a very useful functionality that makes it possible to download documents in PDF format. These documents then become accessible to operators on machines—for instance, to display documentation related to safety and operating procedures, permits, etc.
In the case of the FPDat Grader module, several new functionalities have been introduced in FPTrak and particularly for machines equipped with the grading sensor module on FPDat units. This module uses an application to measure the ruggedness of the roads and was developed by Rival Solutions to identify road sections that require maintenance operations. Moreover, it will be easier to update the road maps in the equipment, using FPTrak, so that the operator receives instructions on priority maintenance locations. Validation tests in the field are currently under way.
As for the trucking module (FPDat Transport), FPInnovations has improved FPTrak so as to better manage the calculation of cycle time and provide reports on predetermined GeoZones (for example, bridges, villages, tie-down areas, etc.).
To respond to a high demand, FPInnovations has also improved the cutblock usage ratios, which now provide the surface area and percentage processed by a given machine in a given block. This add-on is now available in FPTrak.
For more information on the FPDat / FPTrak platform, please contact Martin Castonguay (firstname.lastname@example.org).