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November / December 2021

Asset Management


Den Hartogh rolls out more Savvy sensors

Den Hartogh Logistics is equipping 750 tank containers with telematics devices developed by Savvy Telematic Systems . Schaffhausen , Switzerland-based Savvy had already fitted 300 Den Hartogh tank containers with its FleetTrac devices . By the end of 2022 , Den Hartogh will have installed these devices , with their innovative sensor technology , on 750 containers . This represents a further step in the company ’ s fleet digitalisation process . In addition , it is providing customers , especially in the area of temperature-controlled logistics , an even more effective means to monitor product quality . Each year , Den Hartogh ships more than 5,000 different types of chemical goods , many of which require a defined temperature range , to destinations in Europe and around the world . Thanks to FleetTrac , the logistics provider is now in an even better position to monitor temperatures during transport and to ensure a consistently high product quality level . High-performance sensors continuously measure the temperature inside each container . This data is sent by the telematic units to the Savvy Synergy software portal where Den Hartogh dispatchers can access them . If , for example , the temperature of a container is not set correctly and deviates from the target range , an employee will automatically receive an alarm message . The employee is able to intervene directly at a distance by simply correcting the target value in the portal . This is transmitted to the container ’ s heating and cooling system , which regulates the temperature accordingly . Thanks to this feature , Den Hartogh can always keep an eye on product temperatures and intervene if there are any deviations - no matter where the container is located at that point in time . “ The solution does not only provide us with efficient tracking & tracing for our shipments ,” says Peter Boodt , technical supervisor at Den Hartogh , “ we can also monitor temperatures more comprehensively . This new quality control feature gives us an important competitive advantage . The robustness and reliability of FleetTrac devices also won us over completely . Last but not least , Savvy provided excellent support from the very beginning . We look forward to initiating the next phase and are planning to collaborate to implement other telematics innovations .” Bernhard Weiland , customer project manager at Savvy , adds : “ We are helping Den Hartogh ensure the required quality standards along the entire logistics process chain . Automatically generated sensor data reports also provide simple and seamless documentation . This enables Den Hartogh to be able to inform customers at any point in time .” The telematics provider refines its solutions continuously . The new FleetTrac generation combines , for example , a Bluetooth-Low-Energy interface ( BLE ) to integrate corresponding sensors with the IEEE 802.15.4 standard , a transmission protocol for wireless personal area networks ( WPAN ). In addition the devices support the interoperable wireless standard of the ITSS ( Industrieplattform Telematik und Sensorik im Schienengüterverkehr ), thereby enabling data to be exchanged regardless of the manufacturer .

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Data is sent by the telematic units to the Savvy Synergy software portal where Den Hartogh dispatchers can access them

Big data for Innofreight

Austrian rail logistics company Innofreight is deploying

Nexxiot solutions as of this year . The alpine rail operator is gradually equipping 1,000 rail freight cars with Nexxiot Globehoppers devices . Nexxiot says increased service quality will result from the higher interoperability with other partners as well as better data for the maintenance of freight cars . Innofreight has established itself in the European market as a developer of wagons , containers and unloading systems and now operates in 18 countries on the three European track gauges and are used across all industries . Originally based in the timber industry , Innofreight ’ s rail logistics products now serve a wide range of sectors . The two companies want to make substantial progress in Big Data analytics . Isabella Legat , CEO of Innofreight IT Solutions , explained : “ Using the predictive intelligence provided by data sets , we are able to optimise supply chain management for our customers .” With Nexxiot ’ s Big Data analytics value is extracted from millions of data points , providing further visibility into fleet efficiency and the service to Innofreight ’ s customers . By systematically applying proven sensor technology , the movement of goods across the Alps is monitored . The information generated increases transparency and ultimately process automation .
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