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A selection of articles for forward-thinking mining professionals who want to learn how technology can save them money. We publish relevant and thought-provoking articles about mining innovation, stories from our customers, product news, and much more.

  • April 28th, 2020
  • 3 min
| News

Motion Metrics Purchases 100 Rhino Gold Bars to Support Conservation in Namibia

Every day, three rhinos are killed for their horns in Africa. Thanks to a recent trip through South Africa and Namibia, our CEO and Founder Shahram Tafazoli will ensure that Motion Metrics does its part to avert this poaching crisis.   In late January, Motion Metrics CEO and Founder Shahram Tafazoli arrived in Cape Town, South Africa for the 2020 Mining Indaba. The term “indaba” comes from the Zulu language,...
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  • April 28th, 2020
  • 4 min
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How to Reduce the Likelihood of Crusher Obstructions

We often stress the importance of optimizing blast parameters to reduce the cost of comminution and cut back on energy use, but effective blasting can also reduce the likelihood of crusher obstructions. Most unplanned plant downtime is crusher related and primarily due to blockages caused by oversized feed. These events can cause mines to incur significant financial losses due to unplanned downtime, a decrease in throughput, or an increase in...
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  • January 10th, 2020
  • 2 min
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An Inside Look: Training Mine Personnel at a South African Platinum Mine

Hands-on customer training has always been an essential part of our business.  At Motion Metrics, we go beyond educating customers about product features – we consider it our duty to ensure that customers are using our technologies in the best way possible to achieve their goals.  Moreover, training gives us valuable insight into how customers interact with our products – information that helps us improve product offerings and create better...
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  • December 17th, 2019
  • 3 min
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Reducing Operational Delays with Predictive Tooth Wear Monitoring

  Failure to accurately predict shovel tooth change-out intervals is a common cause of operational delays. Shovel teeth are sacrificial components that gradually wear out as the shovel engages the mine face. Because teeth must be replaced regularly, it is important to co-schedule tooth change-outs with other maintenance tasks so that operational delays can be minimized. Moreover, continued operation with worn shovel teeth reduces shovel efficiency, can damage the bucket,...
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