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Sales in Canada and South Africa for ShovelMetrics

ShovelMetrics has made a number of installations and upgrades at mining sites worldwide, capping off what has been a successful winter season for the company.

A South African platinum mine is upgrading their existing ShovelMetrics™ systems to include fragmentation analysis. At this particular mine, we previously installed ShovelMetrics™ missing tooth detection systems on seven Terex RH340 hydraulic shovels and one TZ WK55 excavator.

Over the next few months each of these shovels will be outfitted with in-bucket fragmentation analysis capabilities. These eight systems will collect valuable fragmentation data which can be used to improve the mine’s blasting parameters.

Closer to home, Motion Metrics recently received a purchase order from a Canadian gold mine for a ShovelMetrics™ missing tooth detection system. The system will be installed on the mine’s brand new CAT 6060 hydraulic shovel and will help prevent potentially dangerous and costly missing tooth incidents.

A missing shovel tooth that goes undetected has a detrimental effect on digging efficiency and can end up being hauled away and jamming the crusher or damaging downstream equipment. Crusher jams are especially serious as they require a dangerous tooth retrieval process and long periods of downtime that can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost productivity.

Caitlin McKinnon, Motion Metrics, provides an overview of shovel monitoring solutions and the potential they have for increasing safety and efficiency at mine sites.
We provide a range of camera and sensor-based solutions for mining shovels, loaders, conveyor belts, and portable devices.
Image-based rock fragmentation sensing in mining and quarry applications includes an important rock boundary delineation step, which is commonly referred to as rock segmentation. This...
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