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Reduction, control of operating costs in the mining, extractive industries

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The requirement to increase productivity has been achieved partly through the introduction of larger and more powerful mining and transport equipment.

Volumetric accuracy is a common problem for operations when surveying stockpile output from conveyor belt and crushing plants.

Figure 1. “Original” process handling of bulk material.

Figure 2. “Enhanced” process handling of bulk material via grid system.

Incorrect load management of transport and conveyors can cause increases in fuel usage and maintenance costs, along with inconsistency of volumes being transported.

The Trimble Loadrite C2850 brings multiple scales onto one display.

Figure 3. “Original” process of extracting gypsum.

Figure 4. “Enhanced” process handling of gypsum.

The Trimble Loadrite L2180 wheel loader scales provide an easy way to capture load-out data and help quarry operators make effective decisions with accurate information.

Table 1. Return on investment through measurement of outgoing product.

In one case study, thanks to the installation of loader scales, company trucks loading any one of the finished products showed reduced turnaround times and increased efficiencies.

Monday, 19 August, 2019 8:09pm
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