Elevating platforms manufacturer JLG Industries will release its new fleet management platform this year
Called the ClearSky Smart Fleet, the platform is expected to launch by late summer/early fall. ClearSky comprises new features such as digitised daily processes for operational efficiencies and accurate and efficient machine location. It also has additional equipment service capabilities and streamlined logistics with automated site networks.
Ara Eckel, director of product management for JLG’s connected solutions, said, “ClearSky Smart Fleet reimagines what’s possible, paving the way to a new frontier for connectivity solutions in the industry. More than yet another singular piece of software, it’s built as a robust, constantly evolving IoT platform capable of delivering new functionality, new insights and new ways to run cost-effective operations.”
JLG had introduced the system at the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) Summit in Berlin this year, where its machine interactivity was showcased. The next-generation Internet of Things (IoT) platform can provide on-demand machine and fleet insights as well.
According to Eckel, ClearSky will be standard on most new machines produced later this year, and customers with existing JLG products can continue to use the legacy ClearSky program for their connected needs. Both platforms will be integrated into Online Express, JLG’s 24/7 e-Commerce site.
Apart from manufacturing, JLG designs and markets access equipment such as mobile elevating work platforms and telehandlers. It is a subsidiary of the Oshkosh Corporation company, which specialises in manufacturing heavy machinery.