Financial Benefits of Managing your Undercarriage

Undercarriage is a high value wear item and can represent 50% or more of the maintenance costs on large, tracked machines. That represents a huge maintenance cost. Managing the undercarriage can therefore deliver large savings. There are several basic principles to be followed to unlocking these savings. Correct Component Selection – Select the correct undercarriage for the application. For example, Shoes, should be just sufficiently wide enough to enable floatation of the machine, no more. Read more…

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Release Notes 7.9

Undercarriage Inspections User Contacts Screen – Uses not flowing through to the User Contacts screen – now fixed. A jobsite column has been added to help understand what sites a user is added to. Inventory Screen – repairing a component is now working in this screen. The inventory screen should now also display the chains and frames. Chains can now again be created in inventory and then inspected before being put onto machines. The addition Read more…

ROI – Using Undercarriage Management Software to obtain better life from your Tracks

Undercarriage can make up more than 50% of the maintenance costs of a machine. Therefore, managing this wear surface can deliver large $ savings. Utilizing Undercarriage Software requires integrating the inspections into the daily inspection routine across the job site. Points to consider when calculating the ROI:- Time and accuracy to complete an inspection The ultrasonic measurements with the mobile phone app enables immediate percent worn calculations and comparisons with prior inspection measurements to improve Read more…

Digital Management of Dump Bodies made easy

Dump bodies on Off-Highway trucks are a typical component subject to wear rates based on the material being loaded. High wear areas may use sacrificial wear plates or GET for extra protection. Heavy loads can cause flexing of the body with resultant cracking. To track the life and performance of the dump body, we start by breaking down the life cycles. The first cycle commences with the building and installation of a new dump body Read more…

Release Notes 7.8

Main Functions; Workshop Repair Estimates – Idler Rebuilds This additional functionality allows a user to complete an Idler Rebuild in the system, take measurements and photos. Interpret the information and the send this as a report to your customer. Reports can be fully customised as per your branding requirements, with any information you would like to include. This can include is required the Min and Max as shown below We have also focused on further Read more…

Digitized Field Inspection Tools to assist Reliability Planning

The task of Reliability Engineers and planners for the mine-site is to plan and schedule maintenance and repairs to the mobile equipment in order for the equipment to achieve as much uptime as possible for the least amount of cost. This is an extremely complex task requiring the planners to balance many competing variables such as production schedules, workshop and mechanic availability and schedules, replacement part availability amongst others. Some system tools can make this Read more…

Managing Undercarriage during times of throttled supply

The COVID Pandemic has led to a number of new market forces affecting business. Some among others is the slowing of supply chains including the availability of replacement undercarriage components. There are probably a few factors causing this: – Reduced manufacturing capacity at some period over the last 12 months, thus causing a backlog of supply. Increased shipping demand and cost due to previous supply limitations Reduced inventory being carried by suppliers due to the Read more…

Every Asset is as reliable as its weakest link

Every component on this machine needs to be regularly inspected to ensure that the machine remains reliable and productive. It is only as good as its weakest Link! Taking oil samples and performing PM’s is not enough to ensure Reliability Every component should be examined on a regular basis to assess its condition and the next potential point of intervention. Examination means a proper assessment not just a quick look. Engines use oil samples and Read more…

Technology helps make field inspections on Large Mining Machines safer and more efficient!

Moving Structural and Mechanical Inspections from paper-based forms and spreadsheets to a Digital version of the same form running on a phone or tablet, and allowing the same questions to be answered with measurements, images and comments provides many benefits and challenges to name a few Data Quality improves – data accuracy and consistency improve using a standard digital inspection format including data validation on input along with previous inspection record to assist the inspector Read more…