MONITORING THE TRANSPORTATION OF MATERIAL WITHIN OPEN CUT MINES

Within an open cut mine, the process of extracting and transporting ore from the pit to the dump is a continuous cyclic process. For this process to run smoothly and efficiently, the interaction between haul trucks and excavator must run like clockwork to optimise efficiency. The Transport Systems Centre and Macmahon Holdings Limited have worked together to develop a real time monitoring system of open cut mining operations. Haul trucks have been fitted with devices to collect positional data and data based on activities performed. The vast amount of data now collected at various sites has been useful in allowing mining personnel to manage and improve the operation of the site to reach the goal of maximum efficiency and to ensure that target productivity levels are met. The paper discusses this system and results from its introduction. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, please see IRRD abstract no. E200397.

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  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Monograph Title: Digital maps are the key components for ITS applications

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  • Accession Number: 00794864
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 7 2000 12:00AM