GET Trakka™ Stops Costly Crusher Events

GET Trakka provides the ultimate solution to detecting broken and lost GET in real-time.

Background

Location
Namibia, Africa

Commodity
Uranium

Digging Conditions
Hard/Abrasive

Machine
Excavators and Wheel Loaders

Make & Model
PC5550 and CAT994

The Challenge

A uranium mine was actively looking for a GET loss detection system to stop costly crusher events caused by broken GET. They had previously run trials using different technology solutions over a number of years without success. The mine site was having an average of 10-12 loss events per year which typically resulted in 1-2 crusher events per year causing significant downtime. A variety of GET brands were being used across the site.

Previous trials of other GET loss detection technologies were conducted but were limited to tooth detection only, and a high rate of false alarms. The customer required a solution that was able to detect failures of teeth, adapters, and shrouds with a very low false alarm rate. GET Trakka is the only system on the market that could offer this.

The Solution

GET Trakka provides the ultimate solution to detecting broken and lost GET in real-time. It uses sensors that are inserted into the GET to enable real time detection of lip shrouds, wing shrouds, adapters. and teeth failures with a reliable alarm system. The customer implemented GET Trakka™ across the site on all of their hydraulic excavators and wheel loaders.

GET Trakka identifies all loss events in real time and provides the customer with a unique and effective insurance policy against costly crusher down time caused by broken GET.

The Outcome

Over 50 Loss Events Recorded

Eliminated Crusher Events

Millions of $ of Cost Savings

The Impact

Over 4 years:

  • 52 loss events detected, all located and recovered prior to crusher feed
  • Average of 8 losses detected per machine
  • 28 tooth and 18 shroud failure events detected
  • Reliable, real-time detection and alarming provided to operator
  • Operations management team notified via live dashboard alerts
  • Thousands of high-risk man-hours eliminated from crusher blockage extraction
  • Thousands of hours of throughput capacity protected from unplanned downtime
  • Regular reports and GET data available to site
  • Event log captured and monitored
  • Return on investment is realized after one crusher event is prevented

The customer has found CR’s GET Trakka so valuable they no longer want machines operating onsite without GET Trakka installed. With real time feedback and reports, reliable alarms, simple and sophisticated sensor design and system install, GET Trakka is the superior GET loss detection product on the market.

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