Maximize Your Mining Efficiency
Low MTBF, high MTTR, excessive unplanned maintenance, and unnecessary tire damage can all impact your mining efficiency and threaten your equipment uptime.
As an OEM-agnostic mining technology company, and with the widest range of equipment interfaces in the industry, Modular Mining provides the technology you need to collect the right data from your machines, at the right time, to drive mining efficiency and equipment productivity.
Extend Equipment Component Life
Increase in MTBF
System Used: MineCare Maintenance Management
If your maintenance team doesn’t know the root cause for a component’s failure, the issue is likely to return. And if your maintenance approach revolves around interval-based changeouts, rather than condition-based monitoring, you might be performing unnecessary maintenance or missing opportunities to extend your component life beyond OEM specifications.
Operator misuse, whether intentional or not, can also impact your equipment uptime by placing unnecessary wear on components. Truck overloading, for example, can damage your haul truck frames, suspension, brakes, and tires. And when your haul truck operators reverse to the bench toe for loading at the shovel, your tires become more prone to damage and chunking.
Increase Labor Utilization and Maintenance Intervals
Reduction in Truck Idle TimeSee Case Study
System Used: DISPATCH FMS
When one of your equipment units goes down unexpectedly, your maintenance costs can soar, largely as a result of inefficient labor utilization. Without telemetry data to troubleshoot the root cause of the component’s failure, your maintenance team spends valuable and unnecessary time attempting to diagnose the issue.
Time spent idling counts towards your equipment’s hours in operation. If your team approaches maintenance on an hours-in-use basis, rather than component condition, these idle hours contribute to unnecessary maintenance.
Minimize Unscheduled Maintenance
Eliminate Unplanned Stoppages
Reduction in Unscheduled Maintenance
System Used: MineCare Maintenance Management
Unscheduled maintenance can cost 3-10 times the amount of money as scheduled maintenance. Asset failure can complicate many downstream activities, often resulting in haul road closures, equipment in delay, and reactive resource reassignments.
Equipment stoppages and the unscheduled maintenance that follows can be a result of component defects, operator misuse, or vehicle-to-vehicle collisions resulting from low-speed interactions in congested areas.
Improve Tire Life
Reduce tire damage and associated maintenance
Increase in Operational Truck Hours as a Result of Improved Tire Management
System Used: Dispatch FMS and MineCare Maintenance Management
Commodity: Gold and Silver
Tire damage is likely a common failure mode at your mine, and often results in unnecessary equipment downtime. Tire chunking will primarily occur as a result of truck operators’ reversing to the bench toe as an indication of correct loading placement, or as a result of rock spillage on your haul roads.
Tire delamination often results from excessive tire heat, contributing to additional tire failures. Rough roads and truck overloading can also add unnecessary stress to tires, often causing their premature failure and impacting your mining efficiency.
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.
*The MineAlert™ Collision Awareness System (System) is designed to reduce the risk of certain accidents by providing visual and audio warnings to the driver of a potential collision. The System has limitations and cannot notify of all impending accidents. This System is not a replacement for proper safe and attentive driving. Please drive carefully at all times and do not rely on technology to prevent a collision. The System is only activated in certain circumstances and may not engage in all driving situations, weather, or road conditions. Accordingly, never wait for a collision warning. The driver is always responsible for proper operation of the vehicle and for maintaining the correct distance and speed – even when the Collision Awareness System is used. Failure to comply with these instructions could result in serious injury or death.