Titan 3330™ Increases Production in WA Iron Ore Mine

Operators increased average truck payload while decreasing truck overloads – maximizing productivity.

Background

Location
Pilbara, WA

Commodity
Iron Ore

Digging Conditions
Hard/Moderate

Machine
Wheel Loader

Make & Model
Komatsu WA1200

The Challenge

This study focuses on an Australian tier one miner based in the Pilbara operating a fleet of wheel loaders and trucks in iron ore and waste materials. The site’s continuous improvement and engineering teams identified premature tire failures on their Komatsu WA1200 wheel loaders incurred significant cost in both production and maintenance departments. The miner created a project charter to reduce general tire wear and early tire failures across the WA1200 fleet while maintaining or improving production rates of their assets. The site engineering team identified that bucket overloads while hoisting was the primary cause of premature tire failures. The site began investigating potential solutions, preferencing an advanced technology that could add additional value while solving the problem at hand.

The Solution

CR Digital’s experienced team installed the Titan 3330™ Load Haul Optimization system on the fleet WA1200 Wheel Loaders.

Titan 3330 is designed specifically to enable accurate bucket and truck loading.

Real-time feedback on bucket payload allows for the operator to abort hoisting an overloaded bucket, reducing tire wear and premature failures.

In addition, real-time truck payload feedback to the operator optimizes the load haul process, increasing fleet production rates.

Not only is the system designed to be simple and intuitive for operators, but CR Digital also delivered Operator Scorecard functionality from Orion Data Analytics – assisting all operators, to be the best operators.

The Impact

The CR Digital Titan 3330 Load Haul Optimization system delivered:

  • 6.67% increase in production rate per hour
  • >530,000 additional tonnes per machine per year
  • 14,700 bucket overloads eliminated per year

THE RESULTS

10.5

Decrease in overloaded buckets

6.67

Increase in operational productivity

14

Reduction in tire damage

4.5

Decrease in bucket payload spread

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