Posts made in February, 2012

Fatigue Management Science & Technology Update

Posted by on Feb 23, 2012 in Equipment, Favorites, Technology | 2 comments

Fatigue Management Science & Technology Update

One of the current hottest topic within mining technologies is fatigue management and how to implement it on the haul tucks at a mine site. Fatigue compromises safety for everyone on site and reduces the bottom line for the organization. SMART (Surface Mining Association of Research & Technology) completed a survey with over 25+ mine sites just over a year ago and in general, almost all mining companies have identified or realize operator fatigue issues as their operations are 24/7.

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Criteria for Selecting a Fleet Management System

Posted by on Feb 9, 2012 in Favorites, Technology | 4 comments

Criteria for Selecting a Fleet Management System

In every decision for technology, a company’s business objectives must be matched with an OTM’s proven offerings. You may disagree with me but that means that there is not one OEM or OTM that is the perfect fit for every single mine any where in the world. In the case of fleet management system, there are always different reasons why the project was born: higher production, lower costs, better material blending, production monitoring, tire management, etc. The key is to find the best fit.

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Create a 2012 Mine Action Plan: Increase Production & Decrease Costs

Posted by on Feb 2, 2012 in Equipment, Favorites, Technology | 4 comments

Create a 2012 Mine Action Plan: Increase Production & Decrease Costs

For my first post of 2012, I though it would be fitting to write about the new year’s targets and goals for each mine. Every year, many mines are tasked with increasing production and decreasing operating costs without additional capital equipment. This blog will discuss the questions a mine manager, superintendent or operations engineer should be asking and then using the information provided to ultimately build an action plan for 2012.

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