Engineering & Mining Journal

FEB 2019

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2019 HAULAGE & LOADING PREVIEW 34 E&MJ • FEBRUARY 2019 tionable intel, which they use to improve safety, eliminate overloading, reduce tire wear, optimize truck loading, eliminate wasteful haul-back, and increase fill fac- tors. Some Loadscan users have upskilled their workforce and increased their truck- ing factors by approximately 15%. Session 5: Strategies for Pit Management Meeting Expectations for Profitable Production Ross Gibbons, Thiess What is the definition of profitable pro- duction? How does this relate to business sustainability and why is this important? How is this influenced by pit manage- ment? What impacts profitability and/or production? What part does innovation and technology play? This presentation will explore the relationship between op- erating costs, capital costs and revenue. Turning Challenging Mining Conditions Into Success Tawnya Thornton, JDS Mining Building a mine is no easy feat; it's even harder in a remote location. JDS has assisted in the development and per- formance of mines around the world, in a variety of challenging environments. This presentation will discuss some of its greatest operational obstacles, and demonstrate that from Brazil to Baffin Is- land, a lot of the big problems in open-pit mining are exactly the same. Strategies to Improve Productivity Jared Katerenchuk, KMC Mining KMC is one of Canada's largest contract miners with significant assets, knowledge and understanding in the oil sands sec- tor. Dealing with ever-changing mining conditions, KMC has developed several strategies over the years to improve pro- ductivity in the pits. Session 6: Training & Development Mine Operations Supervisor Development Program Rick Green, Freeport-McMoRan The Mine Operations Supervisor Develop- ment Program is a systematic approach to develop essential skills, knowledge and abilities. The program is based on a simple business model composed of four components: physical assets, pro- cesses, people and leadership. Technical competency and business knowledge are key factors in each area of the business model. The program ensures a common foundation for Freeport's mine opera- tions across North America. Concepts are based on best practices, continuous im- provement and accepted technical theory. Reducing Variance Through Simulation- based Training Technologies and Processes Adam Norris, Immersive Technologies A series of case studies will examine re- al-world results at mining operations in North America and around the world that improved haulage productivity and ma- chine availability through a focused con- tinuous improvement approach using sim- ulation as the key driver. Presentation will feature specific examples of actual pro- jects, including methodology and results achieved. There will also be insights into new technologies available to the industry including the gamification of training. The Take Charge Training Concept Gordy Williams, EDI The difference between a "proactive" su- pervisor and a "status quo" supervisor can amount to millions of dollars in the min- ing business. The Take Charge approach is a dramatic departure from traditional su- pervisory training efforts. It focuses on re- sults rather than classroom activities. Af- ter each compact skills unit is presented to a management team, they are required to apply the learned skills and tools "back on the job." They are held individually and collectively accountable to do this. Spe- cially developed tools and measures are used to indicate the degree of success each supervisor achieves. These measures apply to both hard and soft skills. Workshop: Positioning Mines to Capitalize on Available Technologies Dr. Tim Joseph, JPI Mine Equipment & Engineering Consultants Tim Joseph will lead a certificated indus- try short course that will permit attend- ees to explore how they can easily use accessible existing on-board equipment data to evaluate equipment performance. The JPI Beyond the Stopwatch work- shop will highlight, through presentation, discussion and exercises, haulage and loading issues and the impact that run- ning surfaces and load balance extend to equipment performance. This half-day workshop session will provide insights, tools and techniques using existing on- board haulage and loader data systems to benchmark and predict adverse op- erational conditions. Attendees will find low-hanging fruit that can be put into operational practice immediately realiz- ing increased availability and productivity through better understanding of asset ca- pability in unique mining operations. H&L 2019 Sponsors and Exhibitors CQMS Razer is a global engineering, soft- ware and manufacturing company that delivers productivity technology to large surface mining operations around the world. Its range of products includes cast lips, ground engaging tools (GET), load haul optimization software systems, drag- line buckets and rigging. Expander System pivot pin technology provides a permanent solution to lug wear. The system can be installed directly into the lugs of a new machine or be used as a spare part for repairs, eliminating the need for expensive welding and line boring. FLANDERS is a global leader in motors, drives, electronics and control systems for heavy industrial machines. The company develops some of the most advanced con- trols and software for heavy machines in the connected era of Big Data, and con- tinues to provide its trusted hands-on re- pair of motors and electrical systems. FlowTech Fueling has become known for its commitment to providing complete fueling solutions with quality products and outstanding service. Whether a com- pany is interested in mobile fuel depots, non-pressure fueling systems or compre- hensive fuel/lube filtration, FlowTech can help them achieve improved safety and multidimensional savings while greatly reducing environmental impacts. Hexagon's Mining division combines surveying, design, fleet management, production optimization, and collision avoidance in a life-of-mine solution that connects people and processes. Accord- ing to Hexagon, its customers are safer, more productive, and can make sense of their data. They are shaping smart change by helping to connect all parts of a mine with technologies that make sense of data in real time. Immersive Technologies is an equipment simulator supplier with a consistent and proven track record of delivering sig-

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