Customers like Unitrans, operating in Southern Africa, benefit from MiX Telematics fleet management solutions in the following ways:
These are three of the challenges mining operations deal with every day. Many in the mining industry are turning to mining fleet management systems to solve these problems, enhancing productivity, reducing cost per ton, and boosting profitability on their sites.
While many of the challenges of fleet management are universal, there are some that are unique to the mining industry. At MiX Telematics, we understand the mining industry and its challenges.
Let’s look at the challenges of scheduling personnel and equipment. Mine managers face this challenge every day. Which employees are doing what tasks? What equipment, vehicles, or machines do they need to do them? Where did the last shift leave them? Which employees called in sick, and how can assignments be juggled to compensate for them?
MiX Telematics' fleet management for mining can help mine managers find the answers to these questions quickly and easily. You can schedule and assign all types of equipment, including loaders, haul trucks, drills, light vehicles, draglines, fuel trucks, support machines, and more, from one central location, even the palm of your hand.
This means you can minimize unproductive equipment downtime and maximize on-site usage, especially during shift change, when it can be busy and chaotic.
Unexpected equipment maintenance can keep machines sidelined when you need them the most. With MiX Telematics, you can plan your equipment maintenance at a time that is convenient for you. You can set up alerts that tell you when specific equipment needs routine maintenance, thus avoiding unexpected repairs and breakdowns and keeping downtime to a minimum. MiX Telematics can also help you with fuel management, preventing time lost during fuel backups or due to vehicles unexpectedly running out of fuel.
Production monitoring is key to being competitive in today’s mining markets. This means being flexible and agile is key. This is another area where mining fleet management systems are beneficial in the mining industry.
By giving you real-time visibility into payload, machine cycle time, loading performance, other essential operational parameters, MiX Telematics can help you review and improve their performance. For instance, you can make sure your vehicles are loaded just to capacity, neither too light nor too heavy.
In addition, you can use MiX Telematics tools to set production targets and check them against real-life performance. You can do this across individual machines and operators and groups of machines as well as specific sits and entire fleets. This helps you make changes that improve loading performance and improve payload predictability. You’ll be able to identify operators who need additional training and set up programs to help them improve exactly where they need it.
Once you have gotten the material out of the earth, you need to get it to the right location quickly and safely. Mistakes can be costly.
However, by using a MiX Telematics solution to monitor material movement, you can ensure that operators are on the right haul routes and alert them, in real-time of road hazards and delays. You can identify the right load and dump locations, and make sure the right loads are deposited in the right location. And since MiX Telematics' mining fleet management systems can track equipment location, you can use them to analyze dump movement and any congestion and make the adjustments to keep the mining operations running safely at peak performance.
MiX Asset Manager is designed to suit all kinds of assets, making it perfect for the unique needs of the mining industry. The ability to locate, track, and manage all your assets from excavators, draglines, drills, roof bolters, continuous miners, longwall miners, rock dusters, to shuttle cars and scoops translates into tangible benefits for asset owners and managers.
MiX Asset Manager provides a variety of sophisticated solutions for asset tracking and locating, which collect and transmit valuable asset data. These solutions have been developed specifically for the types of assets they track and the unique conditions they often operate in.
These solutions use either historical information or the last known position of an asset as a reference, depending on its intended purpose. Once they have collected the data, you can access your asset’s data through the easy-to-use software interface. In addition to being completely secure, our platforms are packed with features that help you make informed and timely decisions about your assets.
These features include:
Enter your assets’ information and create reminders for service, licensing and certification, and fueling information.
Track and locate assets, get asset diagnostics such as signal strength and battery status, and export a complete list of assets.
Review detailed trip logs, distances traveled, and past events.
Keep track of events, asset utilization, and detailed trip information.
Monitor your assets proactively with activities and events in real-time with live information streams.
MiX Insight Reports give you detailed trip, location, event, service, and fuel information to help future decision-making.
With these features, you can:
Reduce risk—with the increased visibility MiX Telematics give you, the risk of losing an asset or having it stolen is reduced. You can get tamper alerts and the option to replay asset movements, distances traveled, and events too.
Maximize revenue—when you know where your assets are at all times, and their availability for jobs, you can improve asset planning, utilization, and overall efficiency.
Minimize costs—MiX Asset Manager provides a choice of tracking solutions that are easy to implement. Battery-operated solutions have a long lifespan with no maintenance. This makes it easier to locate assets while reducing the cost of finding them manually.
Streamline processes—by electronically capturing asset details, service and licensing information, and fuel usage, you can manage the various aspects of the day-to-day management of your assets.
Contact us today to find the MiX Telematics solution for your business.