ABB has unveiled a new service product called Hoist Performance Fingerprint, which will help customers assess and optimise the condition of their mine hoists.
Hoist Performance Fingerprint will provide a structured audit of complete hoist systems for all electrical and mechanical parts in order to guarantee reliable and safe hoist operation.
The product will initially be launched in Australia, Sweden and South Africa, with other countries to follow in 2015.
ABB service mining global head Remy Lanoue said: "The Hoist Performance Fingerprint is a cost-effective service that provides diagnostics, key findings and recommendations in less than a week.
"By assessing and analysing all electrical and mechanical parts of the hoist system, we offer our customers a comprehensive service solution from a single source. This holistic concept is unique in the underground mining market."
Developed and performed by ABB service experts, the product evaluates, analyses and tests the entire hoist system using high-quality data collected from more than 20 pre-defined points, and a structured tailored analysis tool.
The customer will be provided with all results, as well as corresponding recommendations for optimisations and improvements in a detailed report. The data can then be used for further analysis upon leaving the site.
The structured and customised concept of the Hoist Performance Fingerprint will help mining customers reduce maintenance costs and improve safety and asset performance.