Eliminate Costs

Using technology to eliminate costs at your mining operation

Eliminate Costs

In mining, the lowest-cost producer wins.  Becoming the lowest-cost producer requires efficient use of your assets and your people.  Using technology to eliminate costs from your mining operation is a key component to how mining companies are chasing lowest-cost producer status.

At Ramjack Technology Solutions, we provide a range of technology solutions designed to support the elimination of costs at your operation:

Reduce maintenance costs through real-time vehicle health monitoring:  Ramjack, together with our partners, has the necessary technology to interface directly with the existing on-board vehicle sensors on your equipment to convert the stored diagnostics data into a real-time vehicle health monitoring solution.  If your equipment is old or not equipped with the sensors required, we can retrofit your equipment with the sensors necessary to monitor the key components for vehicle health.

Some examples include:

  • Using the ISAAC Extend from Newtrax to interface with the onboard diagnostics ports of your Sandvik and Atlas Copco machines underground;
  • Retrofit strain gauges – as part of the Argus shovel monitoring system installation – to monitor the stresses and strains on your electric and hydraulic shovels.

Improved work efficiency for your knowledge workers:  With real-time data comes better work efficiency.  Engineers and other knowledge workers at your mine can use their valuable time to analyze data collected automatically in real-time, rather than wasting it in-transit to collect the data from the instruments spread out around the mine.

Some examples include:

  • Geotechnical instruments and hydrological sensors connected to MineHop (underground) and Loadsensing (on surface) can send important data to engineers without them leaving the office;
  • Combine data from geotechnical sensors and environmental monitoring devices to know from the surface when it is safe to send miners back to work and save hours of idle time in the process;
  • Eliminate the time-consuming surveying and stationary scanning of as-builts for tunnels and shafts by using the uGPS Rapid Mapper™, 50 times faster than stationary scanning.

Reduce the costs of poor safety practices:  Accidents – even when no one gets hurt – are costly.  Equipment damage and lost production are among the top real costs associated with accidents.  Safety systems don’t just save lives; they also eliminate costs.

Some examples include:

  • Avoid costly equipment collisions by providing proximity awareness information to operators through MineProx (underground) and FARA (on surface);
  • Eliminate microsleeps from your operation by predicting the risk of reduced operator fatigue using the Life by SmartCap fatigue management system;
  • Evacuate your underground mine at the push of a button, track where your miners are and ensure they’ve received their safety message – instantaneously.

Save money by not overspending unnecessarily:  Technology has come a long way since its first introduction into mining.  These technology advances allow mines the opportunity to benefit from using technology without the costs associated with major capital purchases.

Some examples include:

  • xGlo LED strip lighting is easy to install, easy to maintain and extremely cost-effective when compared to traditional lighting. Improved lighting is linked to both productivity and safety improvements, and now, also costs savings;
  • It is no longer the case that only large mining operations are worthy of real-time fleet management systems. The off-the-shelf technologies being used by FARA make it easy for any mine to afford the benefits of real-time fleet management.
  • By eliminating the need for an in-cab camera, the Life by SmartCap fatigue management system is more cost effective than even the next best fatigue system. Coupled with the predictive nature of SmartCap, it reduces costs in more ways than one.

Contact us at Ramjack to find out more about the mining technology solutions we provide and how they can help your mine eliminate unnecessary costs.