Category TrackTreads Archives - TrackTreads - Undercarriage Management

Doing nothing is no substitute to proper condition monitoring.

Condition monitoring is one of the pillars of equipment Maintenance. Every maintenance department ensures Oil samples are taken regularly, but that wasn’t necessarily the case 20 years ago. Imagine asking a maintenance department today if they take oil samples and being told, ‘No, we’re too busy to take Oil Samples’. The importance of regular oil …

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What is the cost of not Managing Undercarriage?

Undercarriage inspections collect inspection data from the field and allow the calculation of the current degree of wear on each undercarriage component and also allow a forecast of the remaining life on that component.  This is just the beginning of the information that then becomes available. As with any area of a business, good management …

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Setting the Industry Standard for Undercarriage Management Software

When it comes to providing Undercarriage Management Software, customers are looking for more than just a simple condition report. They are wanting and needing additional functionality to fully manage, monitor and track the history of Undercarriage components as a minimum. On top of that, they want to be guaranteed that their data remains their property …

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What are Component Wear and Failure profiles?

The TrackTreads Undercarriage (UC) Management Software enables UC inspectors to measure Undercarriage components in the field using the Mobile Application connected with an Ultrasonic Tool. This requires each component to be defined. The Undercarriage system is comprised of multiple different components each with their own wear profile definition. Each OEM UC component is heat treated …

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Why PDF condition reports are no longer enough.

The future profitability of mining or construction, as with any businesses, lies in the effective use of Business Intelligence. BI isn’t just your data, it’s the information you get from effectively analysing your data. It’s the ability to take large, and often very large datasets, and distil them down to the key performance indicators and …

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Analytics driving the Future of Undercarriage Management in Mining

Undercarriage Inspection data provides the basis of equipment condition monitoring and drives the decisions to repair and/or replace components. These are the day to day tasks handled by the TrackTreads system, but there is so much more. The lost value associated with the old chain is the 10% of wear and hours still available, being …

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Correct undercarriage component replacement stategies save money

There is a bucket load of money to be saved from Undercarriage Components that are changed out too early.Many operators of heavy tracked machinery are hard pressed for time in their daily routines to consider the cost and lost savings from components being removed prior to reaching 100% worn. Understanding the true cost is a …

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Using Technology to lever improved Undercarriage Management

Technology is everywhere today and is being used to increase efficiency and reduce costs. Undercarriage and Wear Surface management are a perfect example. In the past, components were inspected manually, with readings jotted on paper before being transferred to some system, generally a spreadsheet. The measurements were then compared with previous data and whatever wear …

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An end to end solution for managing Undercarriage and Wear Surfaces

  TrackTreads has developed a solution that enables customers to collect and manage their own Undercarriage and Wear Surface inspection data. The system then provides wear forecasting calculated from the inspection data as well as other usage metrics and reports including cost analysis. Customers wanting to manage and control their undercarriage and Wear Surfaces receive …

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Reactive to Proactive Undercarriage Management

Improving your level of Undercarriage sophistication is an essential first step towards a comprehensive Undercarriage strategy that both saves you money by reducing waste and downtime, and makes you money by increasing asset utilization and productivity. At TrackTreads we see this Undercarriage sophistication being achieved through 3 distinct stages; Understanding the $ value of Undercarriage …

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