E-Z Pack Manufacturing says its new E-Z Track is the first computer system to actively monitor critical performance components of refuse truck bodies and chassis.

It integrates body monitoring – including packing pressures, payloads and cycle times – with chassis analytics such as oil pressure, brake temperatures, and tire pressure. It features "user-friendly" graphical interfaces for drivers (via an in-cab, touch-screen computer or a handheld device used during walk-around inspections) and for maintenance managers back at the home office. The product can be retrofitted to all brands of refuse truck bodies.

Until now, the company says, waste haulers haven’t been able to capture live data related to the packer body, often costing them more in the long run because of continued use without required corrective action. The system integrates key body analytics with route statistics, on-board cameras, and driver and chassis performance data.

E-Z Track is claimed to reduce maintenance and operating costs while improving productivity and safety by ensuring that drivers and fleet managers are alerted to everything from hydraulic oil to electrical issues. Alerts at “Warning” or “Critical” levels are immediately noted on the in-cab monitor as well as on the maintenance manager’s remote computer. An operator’s performance score, called E-Z Score, supports training and incentive programs.

E-Z Track was developed by E-Z Pack engineers in collaboration with Flodraulic Group, a leader in the design and manufacture of custom integrated solutions for the mobile and industrial OEM markets

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