Digital Transformation Initiative

The World Economic Forum, in collaboration with Accenture, has published a white paper which explores how digital technologies are transforming the mining and metals industry. The report covers automation, robotics and operational hardware, a digitally enabled workforce, integrated enterprise, platforms and ecosystems and the next generation analytics and decision support. Our spin-off company, SmartCap, is presented […]

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Data analysis research on rolling resistance in haul trucks

This article addresses the problem of estimating the Rolling Resistance (RR) in surface mines. The project is motivated by the enormous costs associated with haulage, typically 50% of mine operation costs, and the knowledge that the differential structure of these expenses is closely linked to the interaction between tyre and road. The hauling productivity in […]

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Payload variance plays a critical role in fuel consumption of mining haul trucks

Haul trucks are commonly used for transporting ore and overburden materials in surface mining operations and consume diesel fuel as the source of energy. The potential for savings in truck haulage operations has motivated mining companies to investigate ways of improving energy efficiency. Payload, truck velocity, haul road condition, road design, fuel quality, weather condition […]

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Filling up the underground tank

Fuel consumption in the Australian mining sector has been increasing more rapidly than in any other sector. Loading, hauling and dumping operations consume up to 26% of the energy in underground mines. Articulated Dump Trucks (ADTs) are frequently used in underground operations due to their low profile and capacity to deal with the poor haul […]

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Rolling resistance in haul truck operations

Rolling resistance (as a part of total resistance) plays a critical role in the productivity, fuel consumption, gas emissions, maintenance and safety of haul truck operations in surface mines. This article aims to identify the most influential parameters on rolling resistance and complete an investigation on the effect of these parameters on the fuel consumption […]

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The Maintainer of the Future

The Maintainer of the Future: Key Drivers, Barriers and Solutions The Mining3 white paper ‘Maintainer of the Future’ examines how the evolution of technology and asset management will change the training and role of the modern mining maintainer, with significant recommendations for industry. In the last two decades, we have seen substantial changes in how […]

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