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

Our customer, a uranium mine in Namibia, was looking for a GET loss detection system to stop costly crush events caused by broken GET. They had previously trialed different solutions over the years without much success. They were experiencing an average of 10-12 loss events and 1-2 crusher events per year, causing significant downtime. Their machines were using a variety of GET brands.

During previous trials of other GET loss detection technologies, two issues were identified: a high rate of false alarms and the need to track components beyond just teeth. The customer needed a solution that could detect failures of teeth, adapters, and shrouds with a very low false alarm rate.

The Solution

GET Trakka is the only system on the market that could address these challenges.

Unlike other solutions, GET Trakka provides both immediate GET loss alarms and the ability to locate lost components on the ground. Using sensors inserted into the GET, it enables real-time detection of lip shroud, wing shroud, adapter, and tooth failures with a reliable alarm system.

GET Trakka identifies all GET loss events in real-time and enables fast and safe location and recovery of broken GET before it gets to the crusher.

The Outcome

Over 50 Loss Events Recorded

Eliminated Crusher Events

Millions of $ of Cost Savings

The Impact

Over four years of using GET Trakka, the customer saw:

  • 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 it installed. With real-time feedback and reports, reliable alarms, simple and sophisticated sensor design and system install, you can depend on GET Trakka with complete confidence.

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