Category Construction

What ROI to expect from investing in Undercarriage Inspections on your jobsite

Investing in the implementation and use of Undercarriage Inspection Management Software needs to provide a return on investment. Undercarriage can make up more than 50% of the maintenance costs of a machine. Therefore managing undercarriage has the potential for large savings. How is the ROI measured:- Undercarriage Inspections guarantee better undercarriage life performance. Fleets of …

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"Undercarriage Inspections provide multiple Benefits for Fleet Managers"

Inspecting and Managing Undercarriage increases cashflow, profitability and improves Maintenance Scheduling

Undercarriage Inspections involve measuring each component using diferent tools and then using formula to calculate the % worn of the undercarriage components and the condition of the Undercarriage System. The percent worn of the component wear surface is then used to calculate the remaining life on each of the components. This can be added to …

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Regular Structural Inspections are your Insurance Policy against costly Catastrophic Failures

Chassis, dump bodies and all complex welded structures are subjected to loading and torsional stresses during everyday use. Regular inspection and recording of cracks and condition enable a picture to be established of the structures general condition and when repair should be completed before a catastrophic failure occurs. Using the TrackTreads Structural Inspection tool, enables …

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Undercarriage Budgets set the Scene

Every Undercarriage has a budget or target life it is expected to live within a specific environment. This budget can be affected by Changes to the specific Environment Weather patterns for the year The Inspection regime identifying intervention maintenance required Budgets however perform a far more important role. They identify which machines undercarriage components are …

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"Software to manage all field Inspections"

Managing Undercarriage is more costly than Tires

Tires are high-pressure vessels on which the wear is measured typically by measuring the depth of available tread with at least 3 points being taken across the face of the tire to provide a reasonable average. The overall condition of the tire will be inspected to identify any visible faults that could lead to failure. …

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"Software to manage all field Inspections"

Great Products should be flaunted with Testimonial Data

In this day and competitive environment, if you have a great product, flaunt it with a convincing argument! Demonstrate your argument with a testimonial of performance. This can be done in the following steps Investment in placing product in the field Monitoring performance of the product in the field through inspection with data capture at …

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"Software to manage all field Inspections"

Using Propel Hours to Forecast Residual Undercarriage Life on Shovels

Excavators, Hydraulic Shovels and Rope Shovels spend most of their time digging and loading. They are only required to move short distances to reposition themselves or to move to a new area of excavation.   In the mining environment, most undercarriage inspections will utilize the machine hours to forecast the residual life of the components. …

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"Software to manage all field Inspections"

Ensure Chain is Installed in correct Direction to avoid quick destruction

Undercarriage Chain is built to operate in a specific direction of motion, this is the forward direction in which the machine operates under load. When the chain is installed in the incorrect direction, the reverse direction, will cause wear at 3 times the rate of the forward direction.   It is thus critically important to …

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Undercarriage Idler Failure can be detected to avoid further Damage and Expense

The Front and Rear Idlers on an elevated sprocket machine are effectively the spreaders for the track chain. The idlers keep the chain reasonably tensioned and guides the chain as it rotates. The track chain is essentially a rail that is laid down and picked up again in a continuous movement that allows the machine …

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Bush Turn Budgets ensure Turning of the Undercarriage Bushes are not Missed

On the non-rotating sleeveless bushes, the wear on the bush is typically on only 180% of the bush as shown in the following diagram.                   Bush Life before Turning The speed of wear on the bush will be determined by various factors such as:- the abrasiveness of …

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