10 steps to secure your heavy equipment during the holiday

10 steps to secure your heavy equipment during the holiday

During the holidays, office and mining site are usually on a little break and left unattended. Make sure everything is secured and ready to start whenever your business is open again.

Have you tested your CCTV working and visible during nighttime/dark
Check all the lightings around your valuable equipment?
Do a stock inventory of all assets before going for the holiday.
Check your fences & gates complete the surrounding.
Positioned lighter machinery into more secure areas and blocked by larger one.
Make sure sensitive machinery is covered.
Double check the communication in and out from your warehouse.
Talk to neighboring businesses and help each other by trading contacts among the securities.
If […]

Bringing the benefits of mobile computing to the mining industry

Bringing the benefits of mobile computing to the mining industry

The mobile technology is becoming increasingly important in the mining sector.  The challenge is that mining environment isn’t always conducive to the needs of sensitive equipment like smartphone or tablet.

Moreover creating an infrastructure that supports mobile technology in a mine holds many challenges, but they are challenges that are being met.

Mining is an industry in transition and technology is increasingly being employed in order to meet efficiency goals.

This is a significant period in the history of mining, an industry that has historically enjoyed high margins. Due to the increasing challenges in finding and extracting natural resources the industry is now […]

Do you know why are almost every heavy equipment yellow in colour?

Do you know why are almost every heavy equipment yellow in colour?

It has been an industry wide practice to adopt yellow as the primary colour of heavy equipment.
However this isn’t the norm and there is no standard requiring this to be the case.

There are plenty of manufacturers that have distinct colours for their heavy machinery/equipment.
Hitachi, for instance, paints their excavators ‘Safety orange’.

Yellow is primarily treated as the color of caution and visibility. Since all the heavy machinery which are employed in the mines or construction sites must be handled with utmost care, they are provided with yellow colour.

The point is – there has […]

Heavy Equipment for Construction.

Heavy Equipment for Construction.

In the case of huge construction projects, proper use of the appropriate equipment contributes to economy, quality, safety, speed and timely completion of a project. Equipment are use for highway projects, irrigation, buildings, power projects etc. 15-30% of total project cost has been accounted towards equipment and machinery.

Classification of Construction Equipment

Earth-moving equipment
Hauling equipment
Hoisting equipment
Conveying equipment
Aggregate and concrete production equipment
Pile-driving equipment
Tunneling and rock drilling equipment
Pumping and dewatering equipment

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