Central QLD, Australia
Make & Model
A coal miner in Central Queensland saw continuous production improvements for the initial six months after installing Titan 3330 on their machine. After that point, production rates started to plateau, creating a challenge for both the CR Digital Analysis and Improvement (A&I) team and the miner to drive further advances.
The challenge was understanding the bottlenecks within the load haul circuit and implementing a plan to increase production to even higher levels.
The A&I team worked with the miner to unleash the full benefits of the data collected by the Titan 3330 payload management system installed on their CAT 6040 backhoe.
After crunching the numbers via Orion Data Analytics, the team identified two areas for improvement.
A pass matching analysis discovered that operators were performing six bucket passes, where the last pass was typically a partial bucket. Partial bucket passes extend truck fill times while underutilizing bucket capacity, decreasing the overall production rate.
The team also analyzed truck loading data and found that a significant portion of trucks weren’t loaded to full capacity, leaving critical tonnes of material in the bench.
These insights were shared with site trainers to build a mentoring program to help operators optimize loading practices. The result was a reduction in underloaded trucks per shift and higher production.
Optimized pass matching through Titan 3330’s real-time feedback and A&I insights delivered a 2.5% increase in instantaneous production rate (on top of initial production increased unlocked after installation).
Truck loading data analysis and a subsequent operator mentoring program delivered a 6.2% reduction of truck underloads, equating to an additional 16,000 tonnes of material moved during a single quarter.
Increased Operational Productivity
Increased Truck Fill Factor
Reduced Major and Minor Truck Overloads
Combined with operator mentoring, Titan 3330 delivered:
- 19.5% higher operational productivity
- 2.5% increase in instantaneous productivity*
- 2% more truck fill factor (compared to truck rated capacity)
- 1.5% fewer truck minor overloads (>110% rated capacity)
- 0.2% reduction of truck major overloads (>120% rated capacity)
*Tramming and idle time not included
Increase in Operational Productivity
Increase in Truck Fill Factor
Fewer Truck Minor Overloads
Fewer Truck Major Overloads
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