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Safety: How to reduce operator fatigue & distraction

Safety: How to reduce operator fatigue & distraction

For decades, mining companies have recognized that operator fatigue and distraction are having an impact on their operations. But many don’t know the magnitude of that impact — the risks it imposes and the overall cost to the bottom line. By combining the latest technologies with people and processes, mines are finally getting the full picture of fatigue and distraction.

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Drilling: How to minimize variability

Drilling: How to minimize variability

Mining is made up of a number of processes, and one of the first is drilling. It’s important to consider the impact that optimal drilling and blasting has on downstream mining activities like loading, hauling, crushing and milling. Inconsistent drill patterns, hole depth and hole angle can have a significant effect on the rest of the mining cycle.

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Maintenance: How to minimize unscheduled repairs

Maintenance: How to minimize unscheduled repairs

One of the primary goals of a successful maintenance organization is to schedule as many of its maintenance and repair activities as possible. By using the health data that comes from machines, mines can adopt a more proactive approach to maintenance and repair.

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Safety: How to improve operator visibility

Safety: How to improve operator visibility

When you’re operating some of the largest machines in the world — in active, complex mining environments — you need to be aware of everything around you. That’s why improving visibility is high on the list of safety initiatives for mining companies. Using a combination of site design and technology, mining companies are taking advantage of every option for increased visibility for machine operators and others on site.

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Fuel: How to maximize material moved per liter

Fuel: How to maximize material moved per liter

Fuel is one of the greatest ongoing costs on a mine — and one of the best opportunities to affect real savings through technology and best practice implementation. This video examines two ways you can lower your fuel costs: by reducing the fuel you burn and by increasing the tons you move per liter.

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