Manage Your Machines With EMSolutions

Stowers Machinery continues to enhance its EMSolutions capabilities to help you manage your machines. “We collect data so we can eventually forecast repair options for customers, reducing downtime and managing maintenance time better. We want to predict failures before they happen, so we can fix those before they turn into more catastrophic problems,” said Duane Gabehart, Stowers’ EMSolutions manager. Gabehart breaks EMSolutions down into the five different data sources that Stowers uses to determine a machine’s service needs: • Electronic Data: “This basically consists of all the information that we receive from the VisionLink website, including machine hours, machine location, machine run- time and idle-time, fault codes and alerts,” [read more…]

Demo Day draws hundreds

Over 300 customers gathered at Stowers Machinery’s East Knoxville location on Sept. 26, 2014, for Total Solutions Demo Day, sponsored by Stowers Machinery and SITECH Mid-South. Those who attended were able to participate in equipment demonstrations and learn more about compact equipment solutions, machine control and guidance technology, and the full range of products and services offered by Stowers and SITECH. Congratulations to Bobby Adkins from B&A Construction Company in Caryville, who won the grand prize; we’re planning his company’s trip to a Caterpillar factory now. Here are the names of the winners of other Demo Day door prizes (each winner received a D6T die-cast model): Dave Rechter from Rogers Group Randy Lovelace from DRL Excavating Keith Burleson from Hampton Construction and Development [read more…]

3D paving technology helps contractors be more profitable

Paving contractors in and around eastern Tennessee have used 2D paving technology on their mills and pavers for several years. Some of these contractors are now beginning to realize the value of 3D paving technology. 3D technology incorporates robotic total stations to provide millimeter accuracy on projects like virgin roads, airport repaving, and road reconstruction. The investment in this new infrastructure seems to be worth it, though. According to Blake Pressly from SITECH Mid-South, contractors using 3D technology have been able to save enough in engineering costs during the process of bidding jobs to pay for their system investment in [read more…]