Reduce your cost per tonne
Inefficient equipment and poor management of tires and consumables, as well as unplanned maintenance and poor road conditions will all increase your mining costs per tonne unnecessarily.
Whether you seek to move more material with your current fleet, or maintain current production while reducing your fleet size, our mining optimization technology and support team of operations experts will work with you to help you hit your targets at a lower cost.
Improve your OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness)
Increase your equipment utilization and availability
Average increase in material movement
System Used: DISPATCH FMS
Manual equipment assignments can cause significant queueing and backups at your mine, which impacts your equipment’s utilization, availability, and overall effectiveness.
Mechanical issues, poor fragmentation, operator misuse (intentional or otherwise), and frequent rework can also affect your OEE and increase your costs per tonne.
Improve your tire and consumables management
Reduce unnecessary waste
Saved per year in explosives costs
System Used: ProVision Machine Guidance for drills
Region: South America
Under-reporting of such consumables as fuel, tires, and explosives can make consumables management difficult and increase your cost per tonne unnecessarily.
When your haul truck operators reverse to the bench toe for a spotting placement indicator, or encounter rock spillage on haulage roads, the likelihood for tire chunking increases.
Fuel also contributes significantly to your mining costs. If dispatchers assign trucks to the fuel bay prematurely, your operational costs rise, and your productivity suffers due to increased unproductive travel time and unnecessary time at the fuel bay.
Explosives waste and improper fragmentation due to poor compliance to your drill pattern can also contribute to a higher cost per tonne.
Increase your planned preventive maintenance
Minimize upset events
Annual savings in avoided maintenance costsSee Case Study
System Used: MineCare Maintenance Management
Commodity: Iron ore
Reactive or unplanned maintenance can cost 3-10 times more than planned preventive maintenance, due largely to inefficient labor. When equipment goes down with little or no supporting data, your maintenance team loses valuable tool time as a result of increased travel time, diagnostic efforts, and resource coordination.
Poorly-fragmented material can also cause delays at your shovels, crushers, and mills, and contribute unnecessary wear to your equipment components.
Vehicle collisions can also result in equipment shutdowns, even if they do not cause injury or fatality.
Minimize impacts of poor road conditions
Improve your mining equipment performance
Improvement in bench elevation accuracySee Case Study
System Used: ProVision Machine Guidance for loading equipment
Region: South America
Poor road conditions negatively impact your mining optimization by slowing your haul trucks and other mining equipment. In addition to the increased cost resulting from this extended cycle time, road roughness can increase maintenance costs due to unnecessary wear to your haulage fleet components.
Uneven travel surfaces are often a result of poor blasting processes, (which results in an uneven pit floor), bench and road elevation inconsistencies (created as a result of operator inaccuracy), and rock spillage onto haulage roads.
Sustain Your Value: The Big Picture
Leverage the full Modular Mining solutions portfolio to truly maximize your value, sustain your improvements, and grow over time. Each system and service builds upon another, providing more value and process improvements than you can derive from just a singular technology.