Removing the maximum tonnage for the least cost – it’s not only a goal -- but a necessity since any unplanned stoppages are costly and can negatively impact downstream operations. To ensure your machinery isn’t what is holding you back, you need early detection of potential problems to avoid unexpected breakdowns or the extra cost of maintenance done ahead of the actual need. However, real-time data collection on the condition of mobile assets can be difficult in a widespread mine pit.
Solution: Emerson can help you implement a condition-based maintenance program that allows you to monitor mobile heavy equipment and use real-time information to predict and prevent breakdowns and slowdowns. CSI 6500 Machinery Health™ Monitors collect onboard data, which is transmitted across the mine using Emerson’s Wireless Plant Network to be analyzed by AMS Machinery Health™ Management software. Early warnings regarding abnormal conditions are ranked according to severity and delivered to Maintenance, helping your personnel prioritize critical work orders and avoid costly breakdowns. To complement your condition-based maintenance program, add Rosemount instruments for dependable measurement of machine operating parameters and fuel and oil supplies, and CSI 5200 Machinery Health Oil Analyzer to analyze chemistry changes that are early indicators of machine wear and fatigue.