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The Internet of Things (IoT) and Floor Care Equipment

February 12, 2018 8:41 AM by Tennant Company

Posted in Innovation & Technology

The Many Benefits of Cleaning Connectivity

It’s 10 p.m. Do you know where your cleaning machines are? For most BSCs or managers of multiple facilities, the answer is “not really.”

Companies that invest in quality floor care equipment need to know the answer to that question. They also want to know if the machines are being used, when they’re being used and if they’re being used properly. But since the people responsible for knowing the answers are often hundreds of miles away from the work site, it’s nearly impossible to draw conclusions about floor care.

“Connected” floor care machines are the solution. With the evolution of IoT, it is easier than ever to get the information you need. A small module placed inside a machine transmits data to a cloud-based portal. The raw data is converted into powerful insights about a machine’s use. No human interaction is required; the machines run normally, with data collection occurring in the background.

When it comes to asset management, telemetry tracks where floor care equipment is physically located and how many hours are on the machine. Companies have used telemetry to locate equipment and save thousands after finding a “lost” machine sitting in a storage closet!

Telemetry is an easy-to-use tool that provides companies with data needed to impact their bottom line. It’s a powerful way to get a return on your investment while properly training staff to operate more efficiently.

Tennant is on the cutting edge of telemetry technology. Learn how our IRIS® Asset Manager Technology makes equipment management simpler.

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