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Payload Monitoring


With global mining productivity rapidly declining, mines must focus on unit cost reduction to survive. Payload optimization is one means of maximizing shovel productivity and cutting costs, and is a task that payload measuring tools like ShovelMetrics™ can make easier and more accurate.

In this article you will understand:

  • That 93% of shovels breach the OEM rule for overloading, and the consequences they can incur as a result.

  • The advantages that shovel-mounted payload monitoring solutions have over traditional weighbridges and truck-mounted displays.

  • How ShovelMetrics™ leverages the latest in robotics and estimation theory to provide accurate shovel-by-shovel payload information.

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