Propeller Announces New Machine Tracking System, DirtMate, That Collects Productivity Data in Real Time

Propeller will source users for DirtMate Beta Program at ConExpo next week

After a quick, wireless install, DirtMate gets to work collecting real-time productivity data.
After a quick, wireless install, DirtMate gets to work collecting real-time productivity data.

Denver, CO – March 5, 2020: Today Propeller, a global leader in drone surveying and 3D mapping solutions, announced that they are starting the beta phase for their new product, DirtMate, an innovative machine tracking system that delivers survey-grade progress and productivity data as often as users need it.

Although every single worksite needs greater visibility into how they’re progressing toward final design, the reality is, daily surveys are an impossibility for most—at least, until now.

DirtMate sensors fill in the blind spots that occur between surveys with real-time data. After a quick, wireless installation, they get to work collecting RTK GPS and IMU information that is available for immediate access. And, the simplicity doesn’t stop there—DirtMate sensors can run on solar power or be wired into the machine.

The data stream feeds directly into the Propeller Platform, which converts the data into live 3D surfaces. Worksites can use this information to generate cut and fill heatmaps, utilization graphs, and progress-to-design measurements.

DirtMate Machine Utilization

For the first time ever, site supervisors know what headway their team is making, where it is being made, and have a timestamp of the exact moment the work was complete. DirtMate is your worksite, live.

Suez’s Hallam Road Landfill site in Australia is among the first to test DirtMate out in the wild. Just five months after installing DirtMate on 20 machines, they have been able to:

  • measure volumes moved on a daily basis, quickly and cost-effectively.
  • optimize vehicle routes and improve the efficiency of vehicles working.
  • reduce reliance on contractors for progress data and start collecting the data themselves.
  • and, quickly identify traffic management issues, such as pinch points or areas of high risk, using the snail trail feature.

DirtMate Machine Productivity Tracking

John Jones, the National Landfill Technical Manager for Suez Australia, is calling DirtMate, “a game-changer for landfill operations,” and is in the process of recommending this machine sensor technology to the rest of the the global Suez Group.

Suez Australia’s recommendation marks the beginning of DirtMate’s mission to land on every worksite across the globe, as well as an evolution from Propeller’s past. It’s a way of paving a new path toward something they call total worksite management, while still reaffirming their commitment to accuracy, support and industry focus.

DirtMate Machine Traffic Management

In less than one week, Propeller will begin their hunt for beta users at ConExpo, the largest construction trade show in North America, hosting over 2,800 exhibitors in the software, asphalt, aggregates, concrete, earthmoving, and mining space.

“For us, DirtMate is a huge, proud moment, and in many ways, a culmination of our learnings from all our customers” says Rory San Miguel, Propeller CEO and co-founder. “Working to capture progress data from each machine, as the machine’s active, is the natural evolution for us and our customers. They now have a single, simple place for all their worksite survey data.”

Interested in learning more? Come see DirtMate in action with live product demos in Las Vegas at ConExpo booth  #S64807 in the South Hall. An entire team of DirtMate experts will be waiting to answer all of your questions about this cutting-edging machine sensor technology.

About Propeller

Propeller’s world-class drone analytics solutions help people measure and manage their sites themselves. Heavy civil construction and resources operations trust Propeller to track site changes safely and accurately, with 3D visual tools that everyone can use. Propeller gives teams the full picture, empowering people to go deeper, do more, and work together better.

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Propeller announces the start of a beta program for new product, DirtMate, a machine tracking system that delivers real-time progress and productivity data.


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