Donaldson Co. announced that its wireless Filter Minder monitoring system for truck air filters will be integrated into Geotab’s fleet-management platform.
Filter Minder technology monitors the condition of truck engine air filters. Integrating this technology into the MyGeotab platform gives fleet managers enhanced visibility into the status of their engine air-filtration system, helping them to save money with optimized filtration maintenance, according to the company.
Filter Minder is a wireless, remote filter-monitoring system for trucks and heavy-duty equipment. Donaldson is field testing the solution today, and the integration with Geotab supports a commercial launch of the Filter Minder solution in 2020, Donaldson noted.
Geotab is one of the most widely used fleet-telematics systems in North America, managing more than 450,000 Class 6, 7 and 8 trucks across the continent, according to Geotab.
“We set out to offer a really simple solution for fleet managers,” said Nate Zambon, director of the Filter Minder division of Donaldson. “By integrating our Filter Minder solution into the Geotab platform, fleets that use MyGeotab can receive Donaldson’s comprehensive filter analytics along with all other fleet data on their laptop or mobile device. It will be easy to monitor air filters on individual trucks or fleet-wide, and service them at the optimal time.”
“Geotab is proud to have the capability to integrate our open platform technology with incredibly dynamic partners, such as Donaldson,” said Scott Sutarik, vice president of Commercial Vehicle Solutions at Geotab. “We strongly believe that the future of maintenance revolves around connected solutions, such as Filter Minder, which provide value to our customers through improved fuel efficiency, decreased filter costs and increased overall truck uptime.”
The Filter Minder connected solution is an easy-to-install option that can be retrofitted onto existing filtration systems, according to Donaldson. The wireless sensor transmits filtration-performance information to a compact receiver that is directly connected to Geotab’s GO device. The scalable technology will expand in the future to monitor the condition of additional filters and fluids on trucks, including fuel, lube and hydraulic applications.