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Open Pit Wireless Networking Basics

Posted by on Dec 5, 2012 in Technology | 6 comments

Open Pit Wireless Networking Basics

Open Pit Wireless Networking Basics

I must start this blogpost by apologizing for my absence during the past few months. However, today I bring you a piece that I hope will be handy to those working in the mining industry who do not pose any background training in wireless networking. Successful deployment of a wireless network at a mine with large moving equipment over a sizeable coverage area is not as simple as traditional wireless deployments, with primarily fixed equipment (I.e. Processing or manufacturing plant).

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6 Basic Steps to Extend Tire Life at Your Mine: Part 2 of 3

Posted by on Jul 17, 2012 in Equipment | 0 comments

6 Basic Steps to Extend Tire Life at Your Mine: Part 2 of 3

I want to thank everyone for their comments, LinkedIn messages and e-mails on my last blogpost, the first of this three part series on how to extend tire life at your mine. Through this blog, I have met lots of friends around the globe and appreciate everyone’s support. I want to remind everyone again to participate in two of my industry involvements, the first being the CIM (Canadian Institute of Mining) Mining Standards and Guidelines Committee (MSGC) which has open membership; and the NWMA Mining conference where I am chairing the high technology session.

I also want to give a special thank you to Adam Gosling from TyreSafe Australia for proof-reading my blogpost. You can check out their website here.

With that, I will continue onto the Part 2 of this 3 part series, which is the third and fourth step to improve tire life at your mine operations:

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6 Basic Steps to Extend Tire Life at Your Mine: Part 1 of 3

Posted by on Jul 8, 2012 in Equipment | 15 comments

6 Basic Steps to Extend Tire Life at Your Mine: Part 1 of 3

The topic of tires comes up regularly when it comes to the topic of improving the life of mine operations. Just 5 years ago, many mines were parking trucks because they didn’t have the rubber to replace blow-outs or accommodate new trucks coming in, largely due to the high metal prices and large demand of tires globally. Tires are the platform to any piece of non-track-type mobile equipment, which supports the load of the equipment, controls the direction of travel, absorbs road shocks and provides traction when needed. It is no surprise then that it has a direct correlation to the productivity of the machine, and thus the productivity of your mine. This blogpost is Part 1 of a 3 part series which will discuss the six basic steps to formulizing a program at your mine to extend tire life.

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