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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Do you now how many types Heavy equipment that are used in excavations?

Do you now how many types Heavy equipment that are used in excavations?

Any operation that involves digging material could be called an excavation, we have listed equipment here that is most often used to dig more size limited excavations.

Backhoe loader

A backhoe loader, also called a loader backhoe or tractor backhoe, is a heavy equipment vehicle that consists of a tractor fitted with a bucket on the front and a small backhoe on the back. Due to its relatively small size and versatility, backhoe loaders are very common in urban construction projects. These machines travel on rubber tires, and can actually travel at speeds of approx. 25 […]

Improve your efficiency of resource consumption and save your money

Improve your efficiency of resource consumption and save your money

Efficient use of resources is an essential part of business sustainability. Reducing your energy and fuel consumption will reduce costs as well as improving your environmental sustainability performance. For many businesses energy and fuel savings can be made throughout its operations. Inefficient use of raw materials might be the biggest issue for others.

Sustainable practice in resource efficiency
Systematic approach

A systematic approach to resource efficiency can help you achieve big savings in areas they are needed.

Measure and analyse your resource usage
Decide where to target improvements
Plan, implement and evaluate improvements
Sustain and build on them.

 

Fuel consumption

Many businesses have reduced fuel consumption by educating their […]

The 2016 IoT Landscape.

The 2016 IoT Landscape.

Matt Turck, a venture capitalist at FirstMark, has mapped out the Internet of Things Landscape for 2016.

Matt notes “The IoT today is largely at this inflection point where “the future is already here but it is not evenly distributed”. From ingestibles, wearables, AR/VR headsets to connected homes and factories, drones, autonomous cars and smart cities, a whole new world (and computing paradigm) is emerging in front of us. But as of right now, it just feels a little patchy, and it doesn’t always look good, or work great – yet.”

The chart above is great, […]

Differences between Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) and Computerized Maintenance and Management System (CMMS)

Differences between Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) and Computerized Maintenance and Management System (CMMS)

There is a common perception that Enterprise Asset Management solution (EAM) is more a financial application, while Computerized Maintenance and Management System (CMMS) is more an operational application, since it tracks repairs, parts, costs of parts and maintenance at the equipment level. But it is too simplified and a bit misleading. The fact is both solutions track the financial and operational information. They are different in scope.

Differences between EAM and CMMS:

The Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) solution organizes the physical and fiscal information of enterprise assets on one platform, follows the work flows associated with managing assets, […]

Control your cost by controlling your reports

Control your cost by controlling your reports

COST CONTROL

Cost control refers to management’s effort to monitor, evaluate, and trim expenditures.
Managers should influence the actions of individuals who are responsible for performing tasks, incurring costs, and generating revenues.  First managers plan the way they want people to perform, then they implement procedures to determine whether actual performance complies with these plans. Cost control is a continuous process that begins with the annual budget.

CONTROL REPORTS

Control reports are informational reports that tell management about a company’s activities. Control reports are only for internal use, and therefore management directs the accounting department to […]

Tips to keep your heavy equipment & machinery always on top condition.

Tips to keep your heavy equipment & machinery always on top condition.

Heavy equipment & machinery is a highly valuable asset for every company who has/use it, these kind of asset requires constant maintenance to keep it in good working order. However, the only problem with these equipments is the cost – it is huge and sometimes makes quite a big hole in the pocket. Therefore, the owners must take a thorough care of the equipments and repair it properly, so that they do not have to get rid of the equipment at once or that they can use and utilize them for a long time.

Here are some […]

Things that companies with heavy equipment should know.

Things that companies with heavy equipment should know.

The heavy equipment industry — including machines such as the backhoe, crane, wheel loader, grader, forklift, and bulldozer — has been experiencing a near-6% growth rate worldwide for the past ten years.
This demand is fueled by the need for new construction to accommodate growth, for the refurbishing of old projects and buildings, and for increased mining activity to provide raw materials for industry.
The spinoff has also meant an increase in available employment in construction jobs for heavy equipment operators and maintenance mechanics, growth for parts manufacturers and distributors, and an increase in agencies providing operator certification.

Increased […]