Stowers’ Machine Demo Day 2016

More than 500 folks turned out for Stowers’ Machine Demo Day April 29 to experience machine demonstrations and get to know Stowers’ people a little bit better. If you weren’t able to make it, here’s a little bit of what happened: 1. A Trimble machine control and guidance technology demo by SITECH allowed Demo Day attendees to operate excavators and dozers equipped with this technology.         2. We used ProductLink and VisionLink to monitor the performance of the machines that were operating on the yard just outside the exhibits tent, so attendees could better understand the value offered by equipment [read more…]

How to Make Telematics Work for You

A lot of people think of telematics as just a way to find your machine and know how many hours are on it. Duane Gabehart, Stowers’ EMSolutions manager, said telematics can provide much more than that basic capability to customers, such as being able to track fuel usage, schedule maintenance and streamline site management for more efficiency. “This technology really allows the user to truly become a fleet manager, and that’s what it all boils down to with these logistics,” Gabehart said. “It’s about managing the number of assets and the types of assets you have for a job and knowing how many machine hours [read more…]

Caterpillar adds spaces to further technology in 3D printing and innovation

On March 31, Caterpillar celebrated the grand opening of three new innovation spaces at its Global Research & Development Center in Mossville, Illinois. Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman, Chief Technology Officer/Vice President Gwenne Henricks, and Vice Presidents George Taylor and Tana Utley welcomed guests and expressed their excitement about this investment in the next generation of Caterpillar innovation. “Our 3D printing future is exciting — from castings to parts to other larger possibilities,” said Oberhelman.  “The Accelerator is going to move us farther even faster with so many innovations. I can’t wait to see the results — for Caterpillar and for [read more…]