December 2002
Volume 54    Issue 12

Data and monitoring systems improve pit operations

Mining Engineering , 2002, Vol. 54, No. 12, pp. 9-11
Nebot, Eduardo; Sheppard, Greg

Australian researchers have developed new technologies aimed at improving safety and productivity at openpit mines. A data acquisition and feedback system for electric rope shovels has been shown to substantially reduce cycle times and decrease excessive machine duty caused by stalls.

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