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Secure identification & perfect maintenance
Farmers and contractors use a wide range of machines and implements, which are often also equipped with different PTO shafts. This does not always make it easy to keep track of maintenance requirements and suitable spare parts – but this information is a prerequisite for long service life and high operational reliability!
As a digital maintenance assistant, Walterscheid Connected Service (WCS) provides a complete overview permanently and wirelessly on the smartphone.
Our Walterscheid PTO shafts are successively being marked with a new QR code (Walterscheid Connected Service ID), via which they can be quickly and clearly registered and identified.
The reliable recognition of PTO shaft size and type not only facilitates timely and correct maintenance in everyday practice, but also the replacement of PTO shaft spare parts.
In addition, all maintenance work carried out for each individual PTO shaft is documented in a digital checkbook.
A study by the Technical University of Munich proves that, depending on the attachment and the period of use, an optimized maintenance strategy can reduce maintenance costs by up to 94 % and the time spent on maintenance by up to 82 % (compared to incorrect daily maintenance or no maintenance at all).
More about the study …
In a study conducted by the Technical University of Munich, the habits of farmers and contractors when carrying out maintenance work on cultivation machinery on farms were investigated. The maintenance requirements and the selected maintenance strategy were examined in selected test farms. It was shown that necessary maintenance work such as greasing PTO shafts is often not carried out correctly. In practice, machine parts are lubricated almost daily, while other machine parts are not lubricated at all. Often, information on the correct amount of grease, the lubrication interval or the number of grease nipples is not available in a suitable form. As a result, the lubrication intervals recommended by the manufacturer for the machine components are not adhered to. If maintenance work is omitted, increased wear of the bearing areas is the result, and the service life of the PTO shaft is shortened. If lubrication is done too often or with too much grease, valuable time and lubricants are wasted. The study calculated that by adhering to the correct lubrication intervals and timing as part of an optimized maintenance strategy, up to 94% of maintenance costs and up to 82% of time spent on maintenance can be reduced compared to incorrect daily maintenance or no maintenance at all, depending on the attachment and the machine’s service life.
The Walterscheid Connected Service Assistant makes all the information required for the operation and maintenance of the PTO shafts available on the smartphone at all times, thus saving time and money in the maintenance of agricultural machinery!
lower maintenance costs
less time required
The WCS Assistant app makes instructions for maintenance and repair work available on the smartphone at any time and for each PTO shaft. In addition, all maintenance work carried out for each individual PTO shaft is documented in a digital checkbook.
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