ABB has developed a mine 'hoist performance fingerprint' service to cut hoist maintenance costs and improve safety.
The system is a structured audit of complete hoist systems, covering all its electrical and mechanical parts to ensure reliable and safe operation.
"The entire hoist system is assessed, analyzed and tested using high quality data collected from over 20 pre-defined points and a structured tailored analysis tool," ABB said.
"This data forms the backbone for any further analysis done after leaving the site."
The results, as well as service and optimisation recommendations, are presented to the customer.
“The Hoist Performance Fingerprint is a cost-effective service that provides diagnostics, key findings and recommendations in less than a week,” Remy Lanoue,ABB's global head of service – mining, said.
"By assessing and analysing all electrical and mechanical parts of the hoist system we offer our customers a comprehensive service solution from a single source. This holistic concept is unique in the underground mining market.”