62.2% Mean Brake Abuse Reduction
69.8% Mean Abusive Shifting Reduction
54.5% Mean Engine Overspeed Reduction
Machine availability is an ongoing challenge in the mining industry. Poor operator behaviors and operational practices such as abusive shifting, engine overspeed and brake abuse contribute to a loss in production while machines are down. Reactive maintenance is an inefficient way to address fleet availability and companies are more likely to suffer from heightened maintenance costs, longer periods of unplanned equipment downtime and lost mine productivity. Properly trained operators can directly reduce unscheduled maintenance costs and increase site productivity. Targeted simulation training from Immersive Technologies delivers, in the field, an average of 62.2% reduction in brake abuse, 69.8% reduction in abusive shifting and 54.5% reduction in engine overspeed.
Training solutions from Immersive Technologies give equipment operators the skills and understanding to operate in a productive manner while eliminating behaviors that cause machine abuse. The simulation technology includes detailed monitoring of operator behaviors which directly impact machine abuse and wear and tear including usage of brakes and gears and driving speeds. This results in an enhanced assessment tool for managers to determine which operator behaviors are most prevalent on their site and represent the greatest opportunities for cost reduction.
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Surface Mining Operation, Indonesia
Exponentially increasing cost of fuel usage, engine overhaul (from engine overuns) and brake replacements (overheating/wear). Cross functional training programs consisting of measuring operator baselines, coaching, evaluation followed by monitoring in pit operation and retention assessments in their Advanced Equipment Simulator resulted in 90% reduction in VHMS cooling brake oil overheat frequency.
Coal Operations, USA
Production cost per ton steadily increasing as the development of the site matured. An Advanced Equipment Simulator was installed and utilized for approximately 12 hours per day, 5 days a week. Remaining training time is spent out in the field or in the classroom resulting in reduction in abusive shifts, high brake temperatures and machine up-shifts.