Category Shovels

TrackTreads releases new Microsoft Mobile Inspection Tools

TrackTreads are pleased to announce the release of its Inspection Management Tools for the Microsoft Environment. This gives inspectors the choice of using a Microsoft Platform in the field for capturing Inspection data. Advantages Include. No need to change your devices – Apple, Android and Microsoft supported Auto-Updates – removal these issues – via Google …

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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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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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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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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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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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Independent Undercarriage and Asset Wear Monitoring Systems

Technology is everywhere today, being used to increase efficiency and reduce costs. Undercarriage Management is no different and any customer operating tracked machines is using Undercarriage Management and Asset Wear Monitoring Systems to track the condition and performance of their components and plan maintenance activities. OEM’s or Manufacturers and their dealer network are using these …

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"Failed Frame components can cause large costs in the Undercarriage"

Failed Undercarriage Frame components can seriously impact the costs of your undercarriage

Failed Undercarriage Frame components can cause untold damage to the undercarriage, reducing their life expectancy substantially. Any reduction in expected life increases the cost per hour. Looking at our first example in a series on frame components, is Major Bogie Pin failure or collapse. The bogie carries 2 track rollers in the minor bogie. There …

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