Local mines missing out through lack of technology

According to load-weighing specialist Loadrite, Australian mines are missing out on potential profits by not taking advantage of technology to maximise production. Loadrite product manager Soerem Schramm said international organisations had already embraced the concept of maximising productivity and minimising costs, and the Australian mining industry’s profits could be significantly improved through the adoption of available technologies.

“Companies need to be able to see where the bottlenecks and pinch points are in their processes,” Mr Schramm said. “They also need to be able to accurately track tonnes per hour through their plant, track inventory, and even assess the wear rate of parts. Doing all this and keeping tabs on events like ‘black belt’ time can help operators make adjustments that can really impact their bottom line and reduce impact on the environment.”

Combined, the Loadrite C1850 conveyor belt weighing system and Insight reporting system are a highly cost-effective technology solution that allows mine operators to monitor production and plant performance at a fraction of the cost of other systems.
“The C1850 ensures accurate weighing for fixed conveyor belts as well as mobile crushers, screens and stackers, while the Insight software is a revolutionary new cloud-based system that offers the reporting power of the alternative, generally very expensive PLC/SCADA systems at a much lower cost,” Mr Schramm said.
The Loadrite system’s belt scale and reports can be configured for direct delivery via email, and user-defined reporting with web-interface.