Tana is the world’s number-three in the landfill compactor business, and its products are distributed in more than 35 countries today. As part of its strategy of becoming a broader-based solid waste management solution provider, the company recently extended its shredder offering with the new-generation TANA Shark 220 D, which can include remote management as an option.
The evolution of the TANA Shark range of mobile shredders has been a fast one. The first prototype was launched towards the end of 2005, and the latest generation – in the shape of the TANA Shark 220 D – is now being launched and will be showcased at IFAT 2008 in Munich.
The TANA Shark is already renowned for its versatility, and the new control system and setup options included in the TANA Shark 220 D make it even more versatile.
|The current TANA Shark 5430 will soon be replaced by the TANA Shark 220 D.
These new features bring greater user-friendliness, and enable a unit’s reversible fan and fuel refill pump, for example, to be operated automatically by the control system if needed. Other aspects of functionality have also been improved, and the unit’s styling is also all-new.
Handling things remotely
The enhancements do not stop there either, as Tana is now offering an optional GPRS-based Remote Management System (RMS) for the TANA Shark ? 220 D, as well as TANA Gx landfill compactors.
Machines mounted with a transmitter can be connected to a vehicle control system via a CAN bus or other communications port and a GSM antenna. This will enable a remote connection to machines to be opened wherever Internet access is available – to provide a readout of fault codes, machine usage history, logged data, changes in configuration parameters (in the future), and to download software updates.
This new system will enable Tana to provide more accurate and up-to-date support to customers by saving time, simplifying trouble-shooting, and ensuring more machine uptime.