ShovelMetrics™ Case Studies

Missing Tooth Detection


Missing Tooth Detection


ShovelMetrics™ helps mine operators prevent dangerous and expensive crusher jams by identifying missing bucket teeth before they can mix with the ore and travel downstream. How expensive is a crusher jam? This case study analyzes two scenarios.

In this case study you will understand:

  • Why missing shovel teeth pose such a productivity and safety challenge for mines worldwide.

  • How a Canadian gold mine prevented four hours of crusher downtime and a production loss of USD $430 K by installing ShovelMetrics™ Missing Tooth Detection.

  • How a Swedish copper mine prevented 36 hours of crusher downtime and a production loss of USD $350 K by installing ShovelMetrics™ Missing Tooth Detection.

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