The president of Terex’s materials processing division – which includes the Powerscreen and Terex Finlay brands – expects telematics to play an increasing part in the sector in years to come.

Kieran Hegarty, speaking at the Bauma exhibition in Munich alongside recently appointed Terex CEO and president John Garrison, said the Powerscreen Pulse telematics system had been launched because customers had told the company they wanted real time diagnostics.

“The increase in telematics is based on customer demand,” he said.

“What the customer cares about is the material at the end of the product and the uptime of the machine. Advanced telematics allows the customer to monitor production, and it’s going to be very important for its ability to predict maintenance.

“There is a lot of heavy investment in the industry – the trend is happening now and it’s only going to accelerate.”

This is an important year for the materials processing side of the business, with Powerscreen celebrating its 50th anniversary.

New products include the Warrior 1400XE fully electric unit and the Premiertrak 600 jaw crusher (pictured), known in Terex circles as “the beast”.

Terex Finlay has also been busy in new product development, launching the I-140 impact crusher, which Kieran described as “a very advanced product from a features perspective.”

John Garrison, who took over as CEO and president in November, said he was “honoured and humbled to be at Terex. It’s been a very exciting and dynamic first couple of months in the job and I think you can see why we’re all excited.”

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