The TennaBLE Beacon Steel Puck device is Tenna’s latest hardware offering for construction equipment fleet tracking and management. Ideal for autonomously tracking the location of equipment parts and attachments such as buckets and blades that get aggressive, high-impact use, the “steel puck” is a spin on Tenna’s traditional Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacon that is encased in steel and welded to the asset for extra ruggedness.
The TennaBLE Beacon Steel Puck tracker is rugged, durable and effortless to read for reliable location tracking for construction equipment parts and attachments. The Puck sends out regular heartbeats that are recognized by the Tenna mobile asset tracking apps for iOS and Android. When downloaded onto a smart device, the app automatically identifies and records the location of tagged assets when in range and stores your data on Tenna. This visibility helps contractors save time, improve communication, work more efficiently and improve operations and workflows in the field, and ultimately save significant costs to grow the bottom line.
Monitor Parts and Attachments
Tenna sought to create a more robust solution to autonomously monitor parts and attachments for their contractors. BLE technology is a great, low cost solution for this need, but for the pieces that are constantly subject to high-impact force and activity in the field, they pursued an autonomous tracker that would remain stable unyieldingly.
“We saw an opportunity to improve on the ruggedness of our already excellent BLE asset tracker," says Frank Rodriguez, Tenna's hardware engineering manager. "Working with our lead implementation mechanic Jim G., we engineered a case design that leverages the extreme temperature performance of an IP67 watertight glass-filled nylon inner casing, along with a tough AL-killed steel outer fitting for impact resistance. A welded fitting on the asset provides a permanent mounting that will resist the most extreme of forces. We designed the casing and mounting strategy to have minimal impact to the RF signal propagation so our customers will still enjoy excellent range with our toughened BLE solution. All things considered, we believe that the TennaBLE Beacon Steel Puck is a winning solution for heavy assets and attachments."
This product matters to contractors because now equipment operators can spend more time moving material and less time looking for buckets and other attachments.
“This tracker is a game changer for our customers,” says Austin Conti, Tenna CEO and co-founder.
Track Equipment with an App
By opening the Tenna app, contractors can see where these easy-to-lose assets are located across their scattered areas of work.
“Attachments are often overlooked in the equipment management world because until now there was no autonomous solution that was able to hold up to the rigors of the environment these assets are used in," says James House, Tenna's director of implementation. "By using the new TennaBLE Beacon Steel Puck, our clients will now have full visibility over where these assets are on the jobsite and in the yard. No more buckets left in the weeds during job closeouts."
The TennaBLE Beacon Steel Puck tracker is rugged, highly durable and effortless to read for reliable location tracking for construction equipment parts and attachments. The TennaBLE Beacon Steel Puck sends out regular heartbeats which are recognized by the Tenna mobile asset tracking apps for iOS and Android. When downloaded onto a smart device, the app automatically identifies and records the location of tagged assets when in range and stores your data on Tenna. This visibility helps contractors save time, improve communication, work more efficiently and improve operations and workflows in the field, and ultimately save significant costs to grow the bottom line.
- Attachments, small assets and tools
- Attachments (buckets, grapples, forks, blades, busters, etc.)
- Crane boom sections
- Trench boxes
- Spare parts
- Attach via welding.
- Battery lifespan up to three years depending on environmental conditions.
- Optimized for long-life with a 100-ft. range (approximate).
- BLE beacon encased in tough, 30% glass fiber reinforced nylon housing, then encased in 2-in. XXH steel, double extra heavy wall thickness; 2.250 outer diameter x 1.750 inner diameter
- Steel housing: High-toughness AL-killed steel, precision machined and threaded
- Glass fiber reinforced nylon housing: IP67 rated housing that is water resistant and withstands broad temperature and environmental extremes
- Rugged printed circuit assembly for high G-force tolerance
- Non-rechargeable lithium metal battery for long life in extreme temperatures