This unique condition monitoring service provides one of the largest open-pit mines in the world, with reliable forecasting to optimize maintenance planning and minimize unnecessary liner changeout shutdowns.
About the mine/customer
The mine is situated near the town of Kathu in the Northern Cape Province. This flagship operation is one of the largest open-pit mines in the world – some 14km long. The mine has sufficient reserves to sustain a 14-year life of mine.
The bulk of iron ore production comes from the mine, with most of it being exported. Mining is done using opencast methods and then the ore is transported to the beneficiation plant where it is crushed, screened and beneficiated. Beneficiation is done through dense media separation and jig technology. The jig plant at the mine is the largest of its type in the world.
We were approached by our customer who showed interest in our CrusherMapper service on our website and requested additional information on our contacts page.
Contact was made with the customer and a meeting was arranged to understand our customer needs and present our CrusherMapper service.
Our customer had very little information on liner wear patterns and interval changes and required longer life from their liners. A solution was sought to identify problem areas and recommendations to reduce shutdowns and liner changeouts which were causing high maintenance costs and production losses.