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Reasons Why Managers Need Digital System to Manage Mechanics & Operators

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Managers always strive to give the maximum and better results with minimum costs through overall management in the company. For example, managing assets, workflows, and workers. Companies with many assets and workers are certainly a bigger challenge for managers to handle.

illustration of operators on-site
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The existence of advanced technology can be the best solution for managers, especially a system special for managing assets and workers. The submission of requests and reports become faster and easier using technological devices and internet connection. No need to bother looking at a pile of paper or searching for data among the many scattered data manually. Moreover, the workflow process can be managed more efficiently.

Here are the reasons why managers should consider using an advanced system for better workers and workflow management in the company:

  1. Monitor the productivity of mechanics and operators on site easily.
    Obviously, e-data is easier to access anywhere and anytime. Mechanics and operators can report their activities using mobile app and managers can access all of the data updated by them.
  2. Track whether they follow the standard guidance or not. An easy way to maintain the standard of work by checking the app on your mobile devices.
  3. Know who was the one in charge of doing what job at ease.
  4. Assign work orders easier and more organized anytime and anywhere.
  5. View work order (WO) history, such as the total WO in a month, total of unfinished and finished WO.
  6. Discover obstacles to work faster than ever. For example, operator A did not run excavator on day X because there was a specific problem with the excavator.
  7. Data is Everything. Auto-generate data analytics will be a handful of system for all managers to create more efficient management strategies in the future. Faster is better, isn’t it?

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Parts of Hydraulic Excavator

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Good day!

You all must have heard of hydraulic excavator!
The hydraulic excavator is heavy equipment designed for many purposes, from excavation -of course-, demolition, loading, lifting, scraping, to grading. As other vehicles, the excavator is also divided into several parts. Look at the picture below:

If you see the picture above, you’ll see numbers as parts of the excavator. Here are the brief explanations:

  1. Bucket is a part used to dig. Excavator can be divided into various type based on this part from standard, ripper, trapezoid, spike, etc.
  2. Arm is a part that moves the bucket.
  3. Boom is the main lever for moving the arm.
  4. Base Frame consists of machine, counterweight, cabin, and other components.
  5. Track Shoe, like the wheel. There are many types of track shoe, such as single grouser shoe, heavy-duty shoe, double grouser shoe, triple grouser shoe, swamp shoe, etc.
  6. Track Frame consists of crawler frames and center frames used as the operation foundation. It can be classified into two types based on the mounting to the mainframe: rigid mounting and pivot mounting.

Each part of the excavator needs to care well for optimum productivity and longer lifespan. Schedule the maintenance date and do periodic inspections are the two of the best recommendations for any excavator owner.

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3 Pesan dari Pemimpin untuk Para Pemimpin Tambang

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Risono, mantan Vice President of Operations PT Antam Tbk, yang kini menjabat sebagai Presiden Direktur anak perusahaannya yaitu PT Gag Nikel Tbk, memiliki kepedulian yang besar terhadap perkembangan masyarakat Indonesia. Sering kali Risono menginspirasi melalui idenya, juga gagasannya.

Salah satu dari hasil pengamatannya, Risono melihat bahwa sangat penting menjaga reputasi perusahaan tambang. Seperti yang diketahui bahwa perusahaan tambang mempunyai citra yang kurang baik terkait operasionalnya, seperti merusak lingkungan, dan lainnya. Ditambah berbagai informasi yang tidak bisa dipertanggung jawabkan sumbernya sering kali menebar hoax terkait industri ini. Padahal, hal tersebut tidak bisa dipandang sebelah mata.di sisi lain, tambang sangatlah dibutuhkan. Menurut Risono, apakah ada satu benda yang tidak berhubungan dengan pertambangan? Kemudian bagaimana industri pertambangan membuka lapangan pekerjaan bagi masyarakat sekitar, bagaimana program perusahaan dapat membangun masyarakat sekitar, dan lainnya.

Sehingga menurut Risono, di era media sosial ini ahli pertambangana harus merubah pola komunikasi. Jangan sampai generasi muda terpengaruh oleh hoax dan gagal paham terhadap industri tambang yang sebenarnya adalah kebutuhan.

Kedua, Risono mengatakan “Ahli pertambangan must be better for professionalism, no integrity, no trust and of course no business”. Tentang bagaimana orang-orang yang ada di industri ini harus lebih profesional dan meningkatkan integritas dalam bidangnya. Sehingga kualitas orang-orang di industri ini tetap terjaga.

Ketiga, Risono mengatakan bahwa para ahli pertambangan harus bisa “Do The Best” untuk industri berbasis pertambangan. Sehingga barang tambang dapat menjadi daya ungkit pembangunan, bukan hanya sebagai barang dagangan komoditas semata.

“Professionals will do and always be the best choice for the stakeholders”

Expert Said #6 Risono: “Indonesia Menuju Negara Industri Berbasis Tambang”

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Sources: Antam Resourcindo / Penambangan Nikel di Pulau Gag, Papua Barat

Semenjak keran ekspor Nikel dibuka lagi, Risono mengatakan industri tambang Nikel marak lagi. Namun dalam menghadapi persaingan bisnis, Risono yang pernah menjabat sebagai VP of Operations PT Antam Tbk dan kini mempimpin anak perusahaannya, PT Gag Nikel sebagai Presiden Direktur, semakin menunjukkan performa kepemimpinannya. Risono memiliki tujuan yang tidak hanya mengejar keuntungan bisnis semata. Namun juga mempunyai tujuan membentuk karakter bangsa dan negara menjadi lebih baik. Itulah salah satu faktor terpilihnya Risono sebagai 1st Champion Indonesia Future Business Leader 2018 yang diselenggarakan SWA dan NBO Group.

Belajar dari pengalaman Indonesia, Risono mengatakan bahwa seharusnya Kekayaan Alam ini dijadikan sebagai leverage pembangunan, bukan hanya sebagai komoditas semata. Seperti pesan Presiden pertama RI Soekarno,

“Biarlah kekayaan alam ini tersimpan sampai nanti putra-putra bangsa ini dapat mengolahnya sendiri”

Dari situ Risono mempunyai visi misi yang besar. Berdasarkan trend saat ini, diprediksi bahwa trend kedepannya masyarakat sudah tidak lagi menggunakan mobil dengan bahan bakar minyak, melainkan mobil listrik. Dijelaskannya bahwa 2030 nanti di Eropa bahkan sudah melarang penggunaan mobil selain mobil listrik. Hingga nanti pada 2040, diprediksikan bahwa 30% mobil di dunia adalah mobil listrik. Trend ini menjadi penguat bahwa nantinya bijih Nikel akan tinggi permintaannya sebagai bahan baterai yang dibutuhkan untuk mobil listrik.

Hal tersebut menjadi alasan bagi Risono untuk mendorong Indonesia lebih maju lagi. “Indonesia ini sangat terkenal kekayaannya. Sekarang masih berkembang, tapi Indonesia akan jadi negara maju ketika sudah menjadi negara industri. Pastinya tidak luput dari pengawalan pemerintah”, kata Risono. “Yang penting bangun dulu industrinya!”, tegas Risono yang tidak memusingkan perkara kepemilikan saat ini. Menurutnya tidak masalah membawa investor-investor asing karena itu masih bisa dijaga dengan pembuatan peraturan yang jelas nantinya. Yang penting adalah bagaimana pembentukan karakter bangsa Indonesia untuk mengolah kekayaan alamnya sendiri.

“Indonesia ini harus bisa berubah. Dari masyarakat penambang, menjadi masyarakat industri berbasis tambang”, – Risono.

Dengan begitu Risono ingin dirinya bersama masayakat Indonesia lainnya dapat memanfaatkan anugerah dari Tuhan sebagai negara ke-6 dengan cadangan Nikel terbesar di dunia, dengan membangun industri pengolahan Nikel sebagai bahan baku penting baterai listrik.   

Jenis Perawatan Alat – Alat Berat

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Memiliki alat berat merupakan investasi dengan cost yang tidak murah. Karena itu perawatannya sangatlah penting untuk diperhatikan. Jika tidak dan alat mengalami kerusakan, hal tersebut akan mengganggu operasional dan merugikan perusahaan secara tidak langsung. Berikut beberapa bentuk perawatan yang bisa dilakukan untuk menjaga kondisi alat-alat berat tersebut:

  • Preventive maintenance
    Ini adalah perawatan yang dilakukan untuk mencegah kemungkinan kerusakan atau gangguan pada mesin dan alat berat. Perawatan ini dilakukan tanpa menunggu adanya tanda-tanda kerusakan yang terjadi.
  • Periodic maintenance
    Perawatan berkala dilakukan setiap kali peralatan digunakan dalam jumlah jam operasi tertentu. Jumlah jam operasi ini sesuai dengan jumlah waktu yang ditunjukkan alat yang mencatat jam operasi pada alat tersebut.
  • Daily maintenance
    Perawatan harian merupakan bagian dari periodic maintenance. Perawatan ini dilakukan setiap hari sebelum alat digunakan. Perawatan ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui apakah keadaan mesin berat tersebut layak untuk dioperasikan atau tidak. Perawatan harian ini meliputi:

    • Pemeriksaan oli sebelum mesin dihidupkan,
    • Pemeriksaan air radiator,
    • Pemeriksaan bahan bakar,
    • Pemeriksaan fungsi hidrolik,
    • Pemeriksaan baterai dan kabel-kabelnya,
    • Pemanasan pada mesin.
  • Overhaul maintenance
    Perawatan yang dilakukan untuk mengembalikan performa mesin kembali ke kondisi standar pabrik. Perawatan ini juga memberikan ‘usia kedua’ pada mesin dengan melakukan penggantian atau pemakaian ulang komponen yang sesuai dengan petunjuk pemakaian komponen menurut standar pabrik. Overhaul ini dilakukan berbeda-beda untuk setiap mesin. Overhaul ini terbagi lagi menjadi beberapa macam misalnya saja overhaul mesin (engine overhaul), transmission overhaul, general overhaul, dan final drive overhaul.
  • Condition based maintenance
    Perawatan yang dilakukan sesuai dengan kondisi mesin. CBM dilakukan hanya ketika ada indikator kerusakan yang terjadi pada mesin, baik itu kerusakan berat atau ringan. Tujuan dari CBM adalah menemukan kerusakan yang mungkin terjadi sehingga perawatan bisa dilakukan saat dibutuhkan, bukan sebelumnya

Sources: dboenes

How to Reclaiming Efficiency and Lowering Costs in Mining

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Here are some strategies to consider, from Deloitte’s “Mining spotlight on sliding productivity and spiraling costs.”

  1. Strengthen Mine Planning
    To improve sector productivity, companies can:

    • Refocus on high-quality production by increasing cut off grades.
    • Reduce capital expenditures in properties with lower production potential and shorter mine lives.
    • Consider the benefits (and potential risks) of reducing reserves.
    • Optimize mine sites through enhanced sequencing.
    • Ramp up production from lower cost mines and prioritize lower cost projects.
    • Attract and retain experienced mine planners capable of improving operational performance and tracking daily adherence to production volumes, mining locations, and mineral content.
  2. Improve Budget and Risk Management
    Independent project analysis in Australia shows that approximately 65% of mega-projects in excess of AU$500 million fail to deliver targeted value. To improve project outcomes, mining organizations can:

    • Establish a clear line of sight on actual expenditures, including costs per unit of production.
    • Share key metrics with engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) operators, mine operators and manufacturers.
    • Strengthen working capital management.
  3. Get Serious About Workforce Planning
    To maximize workforce productivity, companies must properly define their workforce assumptions and improve management across the talent lifecycle.

    • Strengthen the owner’s team by clarifying the business model governing mines, plants, infrastructure, and sustainability.
    • Foster a culture that discourages rampant spending.
    • Keep employees engaged through programs such as flexible rosters, training, and long-term career development.
    • Have a system for identifying global resource requirements.
    • Adopt less cost-intensive work practices, such as work clusters, cross-training, and automation.
    • Train local populations in key job functions.
  4. Improve Efficiency through Technology
    Productivity is about maximizing throughput per unit of time, per unit of quality and per unit of cost. Mining companies may wish to apply a better use of technology to achieve these goals:

    • Seek out innovative technologies capable of unlocking deposits and improving productivity on the mine site.
    • Use system transformation to address core business drivers, such as operating time and rate.
    • Replace disjointed reporting systems with streamlined management dashboards that report on actual operational performance.
    • Use production visibility tools to get an automated visual of mining operations from pit to port.
  5. Pursue Operational Excellence
    To bring costs down in a sustainable way, mining companies can:

    • Re-evaluate their operating models to ensure they have the management and reporting systems necessary to build a cost management culture.
    • Adopt Lean/Six Sigma methodologies and techniques such as shareholder value analysis to identify and close operational efficiency gaps.
    • Look to lessons that can be learned from other industries, e.g. process manufacturing.
    • Instill a culture of sustainable operational improvement.
  6. Invest in Analytic
    It is impossible to reduce the costs of safety, maintenance, and other cost-intensive programs on a sustainable basis simply by examining component costs. Using analytics, companies can:

    • Assess the costs of entire processes to uncover the underlying cost base and identify exceptions and outliers.
    • Improve decision-making and asset performance by measuring both financial and non-financial indicators that affect overall profitability.
    • Transport data from a wide range of disparate sources to deliver on-demand reports, enabling miners to improve asset utilization and reliability, minimize downtime, streamline mine planning and optimize fleet resources.
    • Use emerging metrics to manage operational costs, such as measuring the mineral content of each shovel load to determine whether or not it is below cut off grades.
  7. Rationalize the Supply Chain
    To reduce costs, companies frequently ask suppliers for steep—and often unsustainable—cost concessions. Rather than pushing the service sector to the wall, companies can:

    • Establish global sourcing contracts.
    • Build partnerships with those suppliers who have delivered demonstrable value.
    • Renegotiate with major suppliers to win price concessions.
    • Streamline supply chains by integrating processes with key input producers.
  8. Right-size Capital Projects
    To get capital costs under control, miners can:

    • Transition to quick-start modular plants and projects that can be expanded as industry fundamentals improve.
    • Put marginal mines into care and maintenance.
    • More appropriately scale operations to suit individual projects.
    • Build stronger funding practices by better understanding the difference between a project’s value and the price the market sets.

10 Produsen Batu Bara Terbesar di Indonesia

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Dikutip dari CNBC Indonesia, Indonesia memiliki 26,2 miliar ton cadangan batu bara, dengan aktivitas produksi mencapai 461 juta ton pada 2017. Berikut adalah daftar 10 produsen batu bara terbesar di Indonesia.

Top 5 Business Risk Facing the Mining Industry in 2018

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As published by Ernst & Young about their research; the 10 Business Risks facing mining and metals 2017-2018, and up there with some of the biggest concerns is the cyber risk, digital effectiveness in an increasingly digital world and the ever-growing risk surrounding regulatory policy. So here are three of the biggest risks:

 

  • Access to and optimization of energy
    Mining and minerals-processing operations require a large quantity of electricity. Remote area mining operations have unique challenges in developing, maintaining, and operating stand-alone power systems. To minimize fuel price volatility and ensure supply, companies are opting for a mix of energy sources – fossil fuels, hydroelectricity and renewable energy.
    The decision on energy sources has reputational and social implications for organizations that are facing increased scrutiny on the extent of their emissions and water usage.
  • Regulatory Risk
    The regulatory space in the mining industry is forever changing and with change comes challenge. More and more governments the world over are looking, demanding, far greater returns from the natural resources sectors in their jurisdictions. Ministries such as the Ministry of Mining in SA have been up in arms recently, seeking new and improved ways to govern the industry, which has been met with some resistance and this will only look to continue as we head into 2018.

  • Cyber
    Arguably the biggest risk that will only continue to grow. As companies become more and more data focused, through IOT and Big Data, ultimately, they become more reliant on these digital processes and this, in turn, breeds a culture of cyber-attacks. Having a clear digital roadmap will prove key, one that fully incorporates cyber threat programs to meet and head-off these risks.

  • Competitive shareholder returns
    Balancing short-term shareholder returns with long-term value can be both difficult but key. Cash across the mining industry is being generated at significant levels again and in turn, this has seen an exponential increase in competitive shareholder returns. Shareholder activism is also increasing and companies need to differentiate themselves by making good capital investments and getting good returns. Companies must become leaders in the industry in order to attract capital.

  • Digital Effectiveness
    Mining companies should focus on using digital to solve the most urgent business problem; improving productivity and margin across the value chain.
    Digital mining, as EY points out, is not a new concept, but there is a disconnect between the potential form digital transformation and the poor track record of successful implementation. As the need for technology shifts, it won’t always be a case of productivity, companies risk falling being by competition unless they remain at the forefront of this technological change.

How can IoT Help The Mining Industry

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  1. Automate maintenance and operations of machines – Leads to creation of newer collaboration models with OEMs for monitoring via cloud connectivity and networks.
  2. Standardize processes – Helps build newer business models and highly agile processes at the operations level.
  3. Improve traceability and visibility – Lets users automatically transfer and receive data over a network without requiring human intervention. Moreover, remote monitoring of operations ensures maximum efficiency, improved safety, decreased variability, and better identification of performance issues.
  4. Ensure safety of people and equipment – Integrates mine automation system with automated physical elements to create a real-time, multi-dimensional model from a variety of data sources including the sensors on equipment as well as geological and other data. The system can then be used to optimize and coordinate the mine’s layout, operation, and vehicle paths to ensure high efficiency and safety.
  5. Move from preventive to predictive maintenance – Prevents equipment failure using M2M sensors that can detect the status of the equipment (like temperature, pressure, vibration, speed), collect maintenance history, and determine external weather conditions. Provides analytics to predict failures before they occur, giving the ability to react at the right time. Spare parts can also be ordered well in advance, avoiding express shipping costs.
  6. Get real-time data and analytics – Uses visualization tools to provide 3D displays of the mine and other related data for use by pit controllers, geologists, drilling/blasting teams, mine planners, and supervisors. Mining vehicles have built-in sensors to measure oil temperature, contamination, tire pressure, bearing rotation, vibration, frame rack, bias and pitch, engine speed, and brake pressure. The data is transmitted remotely and used to recommend maintenance schedules and alert teams about potential trouble before it takes place.

 

Sources: Digitalist Magazine

 

{:en}Things That Companies with Heavy Equipment Should Know{:}{:id}Hal-hal yang harus diketahui perusahaan yang memiliki alat berat.{:}

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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 competitiveness has meant a better product for construction companies and operators alike.
New technologies have meant increased safety, comfort, and reliability.
Advancements include :

  • Air conditioned cabins
  • Automatic transmissions
  • Engine monitoring systems
  • Noise reduction
  • GPS tracking systems for precision surveying

Some can even be programmed to repeat tasks or operate on driverless routes.
Of course, these increased features require increases in training and certification for heavy equipment operators and companies alike.

source :  http://heavyequipment.com

{:}{:id}Industri alat berat – seperti backhoe, crane, wheel loader, grader, forklift, dan buldoser – mengalami pertumbuhan mencapai-6% di seluruh dunia selama sepuluh tahun terakhir.
Tuntutan ini didorong oleh kebutuhan konstruksi untuk mengakomodir pertumbuhan, perbaikan dari bangunan dan proyek lama, dan peningkatkan aktivitas pertambangan dalam menyediakan bahan baku industri.
spin-off juga berarti adanya peningkatan dalam pekerjaan konstruksi untuk operator alat berat dan mekanik, pertumbuhan bagi produsen dan distributor, dan juga tersedianya lembaga yang menyediakan sertifikasi operator.

Peningkatan daya saing berarti produk yang lebih baik bagi perusahaan konstruksi dan operator lainnya.
Teknologi-teknologi baru yang meliputi peningkatan keamanan, kenyamanan, dan keandalan.
Kemajuan yang mencakup :

  • Air conditioned cabins
  • Transmisi otomatis
  • Sistem monitoring mesin
  • Pengurangan noise
  • Sistem GPS tracking untuk survei yang lebih presisi

Beberapa bahkan dapat diprogram untuk mengulangi tugas atau beroperasi pada rute driverless.
Tentu saja, peningkatan fitur ini membutuhkan pelatihan dan sertifikasi untuk operator alat berat dan perusahaan-perusahaan yang serupa.

source :  http://heavyequipment.com{:}

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