Modular’s DISPATCH FMS Helps Drummond Coal Achieve Significant Production Gains

Modular’s DISPATCH FMS Helps Drummond Coal Achieve Significant Production Gains

Long-time customer Drummond Ltd. Colombia sought Modular’s help in reducing the amount of time wasted during the two daily shift changes at their Mina Pribbenow and Mina El Descanso sites. After analyzing the mines’ processes and workflows and installing the DISPATCH FMS’ Parkup and Lineup Management modules, Drummond experienced a dramatic turnaround in shift-change efficiency and a production increase of approximately 120K Bank Cubic Meters (BCMs) of additional material moved per month.

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DISPATCH FMS helps mine dramatically reduce truck idle times

Frequent changes in crusher status (Ready vs. Down) and a lack of communication between the crusher operator and central dispatcher led to haul trucks arriving at, and queuing for, the crusher when it was non-operational. By implementing an effective communication method and leveraging the DISPATCH FMS’ optimization capabilities, the mine prevented unnecessary truck queues at the crusher and reduced truck idle times by nearly 82%.

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Modular Mining Services Dispatcher Coaching

After years of running the DISPATCH FMS in hands-off, locked-mode, the mine made the decision to utilize live dispatchers and leverage the system’s optimization capabilities. After coaching, the mine saw consistent production increases per shift vs. baseline results.

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Proactive Engine Idle Time Monitoring Saves Money, Environment

A large Wyoming coal mine saved money and reduced their environmental impact by proactively monitoring their vehicles’ engine idle time to prevent unnecessary fuel waste.

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Nevada Goldmine Steps Up Operator Safety

Barrick Goldstrike Complex improves its safety management capabilities with Modular Proximity Detection and SpeedAlert™ modules.

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Long-time DISPATCH Customer Realizes Training Benefits

A DISPATCH customer for over 15 years sees 2.26% increases in material moved after training refresher.

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Research to Action—Improvement of Engine Availability

A MineCare customer shares how they significantly increased engine availability through early detection of injector malfunction.

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Reduce Engine Failures and Cut Maintenance Costs on Haul Trucks

A MineCare customer shares how they protect haul truck engines and turbochargers from catastrophic failures with effective use of real-time data, avoiding $750,000 in maintenance costs in just a few months time.

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The ROI of Proactive Maintenance

A Modular customer shares how they realized a return of months, not years, on their MineCare system investment.

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Reduce Haul Truck Fuel Consumption

A MineCare customer shares how minor modifications to operator behavior during the dumping cycle can generate significant fuel savings.

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87.5% Improvement in Bench Elevation Accuracy

A South American open-pit coal mine, demonstrating a massive annual production of approximately 32 million tons of thermic coal, shares how cutting-edge Modular technologies improved efficiency and reduced operational costs by targeting bench elevation control issues.

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Jwaneng Improves Productivity by 13%, Increases Profits

The Debswana Jwaneng mine, located in southern Botswana, is the richest diamond mine in the world. Jwaneng initiated a business improvement project in the beginning of July 2006, with the objective to increase truck utilization and reduce operating costs by maximizing the use of the IntelliMine® DISPATCH® system…

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