Maximizing Production of a Hitachi EX5600

The Titan 3330™ payload monitoring system delivered a 26% increase in Instantaneous Productivity.


Central Queensland


Digging Conditions


Make & Model
Hitachi EX5600-6

The Challenge

An Australian miner in Central Queensland commissioned a new production class mining excavator. The challenge was to ensure that this new asset produced promptly as much value as possible.

The customer could not rely on the weights provided by truck payload systems to guarantee optimized truck loading efficiency. In some instances, if the truck is on uneven ground, the axles become unbalanced and skew payload readings, providing unreliable feedback.

The Solution

CR Digital’s experienced field technicians worked with the miner to install the Titan 3330 payload management system on a Hitachi EX5600-6 backhoe.

Titan 3330 is specifically designed to maximize the productivity of surface dig units by providing accurate, real-time, pass-by-pass feedback to operators on truck payload, production rates, truck fill times, and a suite of other production metrics. Sensors fitted on the excavator identify and track trucks filled, aiding overall site productivity.

Once the system was installed and commissioned, CR Digital rolled out comprehensive operator training on the intuitive system. The miner was provided with Orion Data Analytics to measure the impact of the new system.

The Impact

The Titan 3330 payload management system delivered:

  • 26% increase in instantaneous productivity
  • 19 tonne higher median truck payload (8% increase on base period)
  • 11% fewer truck underloads (equating to an additional 209,000 tonnes of material)
  • 22% increase in operational productivity
  • 6% higher truck fill factor (compared to truck rated capacity)
  • 4% decrease in truck payload standard deviation (falling to 6%)

*Tramming and idle time not included.



Higher Instantaneous Productivity


Fewer Truck Underloads


Increase in truck fill factor


Tonne Increase in Median Truck Payload


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