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Kubota develops a new app to streamline machinery troubleshooting


January 12, 2021
By Rock to Road

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Augmented reality is used to pinpoint fault locations. Image: Kubota

Kubota announced its new Kubota Diagnostics, an app to diagnose failures in construction machinery. The app streamlines the failure diagnosis process to reduce downtime of the faulty machinery.

It also helps improve the quality of after-sales service by efficiently collecting information about the nature of the fault. Kubota will launch the app in the U.S. from December 2020, with plans for successive rollouts in global markets from 2021.

Kubota Diagnostics is a tablet/smartphone app designed for use by service technicians. It provides a diagnostic flow process for pinpointing failures based on error codes displayed on the driver’s control panel, and on actual symptoms. The app uses 3D models and AR to facilitate prompt, efficient fault diagnosis, which helps reduce machinery downtime.

In addition, the app enables Kubota to efficiently collect information about the nature of any failure, which can be used to improve the quality of after-sales service, predict potential failures, and better reflect customer needs in future product developments.

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Key features

  • Step-by-step fault diagnosis: The app automatically displays inspection points and repair procedures upon entry of the error code or fault symptom generated by the machine, resulting in quick and efficient diagnosis.
  • Up-to-date information: Product and fault information can be shared with technicians in real-time to help improve work efficiency and facilitate training for unskilled technicians.
  • 3D models and AR: Technicians can reference guidance on fault locations, based on 3D models and AR, by pointing the smartphone camera at the product, thereby improving work efficiency.