After a successful trial, an Iron Ore mine in South Africa has purchased 8 ShovelMetrics™ Payload Monitoring Systems for their entire fleet of hydraulic shovels.
When a truck is overloaded, component life is significantly decreased which can lead to premature tire wear and suspension failures. When a truck is underloaded, more trips and passes are needed to transport the same amount of material. By implementing the system on shovels, as opposed to traditional systems installed on trucks, significant cost savings can be realized.
The installation is scheduled for early 2016.