Maximizing Production of a Hitachi EX5600

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

Background

Location
Central Queensland

Commodity
Coal

Digging Conditions
Moderate

Machine
Backhoe

Make & Model
Hitachi EX5600-6

The Challenge

An Australian miner operating in Central Queensland commissioned a new production class mining excavator. The challenge was placed to ensure that this new asset was promptly producing as much value as possible. The customer could not rely on the under-shovel 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 Load Haul Optimization system on a Hitachi EX5600-6 backhoe.

The production optimization system 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 in overall site productivity.

Operator training on the intuitive Titan 3330 system was rolled out once the system was installed and commissioned. Data reporting tools were provided to the customer to observe the impact of the system.

The Impact

The Titan 3330 Load Haul Optimization system delivered:

  • 26% increase in Instantaneous Productivity
  • 19 tonne increase in median truck payload (8% increase on base period)
  • 11% fewer truck underloads (equating to an additional 209,00 tonnes of material)
  • 22% increase in Operational Productivity
  • 6% increase in truck fill factor (compared to truck rated capacity)
  • 4% decrease in truck payload standard deviation (falling to 6%)

*Tramming & idle time not included.

THE RESULTS

26

Higher Instantaneous Productivity

11

Fewer Truck Underloads

6

Increase in truck fill factor

19

Tonne Increase in Median Truck Payload

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