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MachineMax - Revolutionary wireless telematics

Maximise the profitability of off-highway fleets using smart sensors and next-generation analytics.


Tracking the utilisation and location of individual machines or fleets of vehicles has traditionally been an inaccurate and time consuming manual process.

With no accurate visibility of how machines are being utilized, machine usage is suboptimal, resulting in higher operating costs and losses in production. For example, unnecessary idling increases fuel costs and unplanned downtime reduces productivity.

If off-highway machinery is on hire, having insights to the real world utilisation empowers the contractor with accurate data to evaluate if the machinery is fully required or for the duration of the agreed operating hours.

Typically, a large construction company will have a fleet of high-value machinery, but unfortunately, very little insight into what the utilization of their machinery is during working hours or it’s location at the start or end of a shift.

These are just a few examples of problems that MachineMax can solve with their digital services, and by using smart sensors and next-generation analytics, MachineMax can help maximise the profitability of off-highway fleets.


MachineMax provides a LoRaWAN® telematics solution which is described as a “Fitbit for machines”.

Simplicity is at the core of the solution and once installed, the MachineMax sensors start transmitting real-time data that indicates if the equipment is on, off, idling and its location. Previously, an operator would have to manually record this data, enter it into a database and be slow to respond by taking actions retroactively.

By providing real-time information and on-demand reports in a user-friendly fashion, the MachineMax solution provides a clear, genuine oversight.

The sensors only report key metrics (vibration & GPS location) as integrating too many endless metrics results in operators being swamped with data but no highlight how to turn this into actionable insights.

By monitoring vibration, the solution can help to determine:

  • Vehicle utilization/activity
  • Idle hours
  • Fuel waste
  • Unexpected downtime
  • Operator behaviour
  • Location


  1. With an extremely simple installation, the sensor is attached to the machinery using military-grade magnets and takes about 1 minute to interface with a computer.
  2. The sensor is now active, and it transmits via LoRa, real-time data that indicates if the machinery is on, off, or idling and its GPS position.
  3. A locally installed LoRaWAN® gateway listens for the encrypted device transmission and routes the data to the LORIOT Network Server via an internet connection (4G, Wifi, Ethernet, etc.).
  4. As the device is already provisioned on the LORIOT Network Server, the server authenticates, authorises and routes the encrypted device data to the MachineMax application server.
  5. The data is decoded within the MachineMax analytics application and displayed with clear insights on the computers and smartphones of the key decision-makers.

The return

With MachineMax’s data insights, fleet operators can dramatically increase the active utilisation and productivity of their machinery while reducing require input.

With precise evidence of the active utilisation of machinery, it is possible to record wasted hours and ensure rental contracts reflect active hours.

Access to this new data also made it easier to control fuel costs, coordinate on-site machinery, and schedule machinery operators. This process not only maximises output but also minimises input so the project can run more efficiently.

Working in a dynamic environment means machinery performance is changing daily and requires continuous monitoring. MachineMax sensors make this possible and encourage constant evaluation

Fleet managers can make informed, effective changes and ensure operations run as lean as possible.

  • Maximise machinery utilisation
  • Improve operator efficiency
  • Improve maintenance scheduling
  • Reduce wasted hours
  • Reduce fuel and rental costs
  • Locate equiptment