US 9,811,952 B2
System and method for monitoring a condition of a paving machine
Nathan A. Carlson, Elk River, MN (US)
Assigned to Caterpillar Paving Products Inc., Brooklyn Park, MN (US)
Filed by Caterpillar Paving Products Inc., Brooklyn Park, MN (US)
Filed on Mar. 31, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/86,319.
Prior Publication US 2017/0287236 A1, Oct. 5, 2017
Int. Cl. E01C 5/00 (2006.01); G07C 5/08 (2006.01); E01C 19/22 (2006.01)
CPC G07C 5/0808 (2013.01) [E01C 19/22 (2013.01); G07C 5/0816 (2013.01); G07C 5/0841 (2013.01); E01C 2301/10 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
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1. A system for monitoring a condition of a paving machine, the system comprising:
a screed plate;
a heating element for heating the screed plate; and
a controller configured to:
determine a heat-up time for the screed plate;
compare the heat-up time to a predetermined time; and
provide a signal indicating that the screed plate needs to be replaced if the heat-up time is less than or equal to the predetermined time.