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Focus on Suspension to Improve Availability

 

12% improvement in machine availability by using
MaxMine to identify and eliminate top causes of failure

 

The Challenge

 

  • Large open pit coal mine experienced frequent damage to truck frames.
  • Damage led to failures/significant amounts of downtime and expensive repairs.
  • Using MaxMine tools, it was determined that overcharged suspension cylinders were a
    root cause of these failures (incorrect recharging procedures).

 

The Change
  • MaxMine used to remotely measure strut pressures before and after recharging.
  • The correct procedure for recharging suspension cylinders was determined and agreed upon.
  • Specialists were assembled to recharge cylinders, reset ride heights and recalibrate payload measurements of all machines in the fleet.

 

The Result

 

A 12% improvement in machine availability was achieved by using MaxMine to identify and eliminate top causes of failure.

 

 

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