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Machinery & Industrial Equipment

Hitachi offers preventive healthcare in China -- for excavators

Japanese industrial group builds on internet of things partnership with Tencent

Hitachi Construction Machinery says its oil sensors monitor excavators' lifeblood, helping predict breakdowns before they happen.    © Reuters

BEIJING -- Hitachi Construction Machinery will bring an artificial intelligence service designed to predict excavator malfunctions to China, as the Japanese company looks to build on its group's partnership with Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings.

The monitoring service, called ConSite OIL, becomes available in China next month, CEO Kotaro Hirano said Tuesday.

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