We know that equipment performance is heavily dependent on operator skill, knowledge and attitude. Our unique approach ensures our customers focus on the right issues that will deliver the highest returns. We work closely with mining customers and OEM’s to ensure the technology is properly integrated and quantified results are achieved.
Following work with 330+ sites globally we know significant quantifiable improvements can be achieved at any mining operation. Our proven results highlight productivity increases achieved in mining operations through the use of data analytics and training solutions from Immersive Technologies.
We understand that every mining operation and training center has different needs and priorities that require customization, flexibility and consultation to maximize outcomes. We provide customized solutions which can include trainers, consultants, supervision and technology including flexible hire of Simulators.
Let us show you how our solutions can drive results at your site.
Open Pit Coal Mine, Australia
This company needed to improve production dig rates for rope shovel operators, but were limited by availability of site-based training staff.
Immersive Technologies' Managed Services collaborated with site to deliver a 4-month Continuous Improvement Project with a focus on industry standards and best practice rope shovel techniques. The mine achieved an 8% increase in Production Dig Rate, average load times were reduced by 6% and higher rates of loads delivered on spec.
DTP Mining, Africa
The constant need for mining contractors to provide world class service at competitive rates led DTP to start an initiative to invest in their operator workforce development program.
A six-month 'proof of concept' was undertaken, utilizing the IM360 classroom simulator, and a Conversion Kits® for the Cat® 777F haul truck, resulting in a 9% reduction in fuel consumption and 35% reduction in spotting time.
Rio Tinto Iron Ore, Western Australia
Operator performance variability was causing unacceptably high machine events linked to critical machine components and in-field incidents.
Rio Tinto partnered with Immersive Technologies to develop a solution, with results delivered across four sites, including a significant reduction in the impact of operator variability. A 16.1% reduction in reliability-related events, 1.5% production gain and an 85% emergency pass rate were recorded.
As the mine progresses, hauls are becoming longer with increased cycle times. Site managers were searching for a solution to reduce spot time by 10% and increase average speed when loading and unloading.
Results of the program included a 13% reduction in spot time and a 3% improvement in speed loaded.
Gold Mine Site, Canada
Site was ramping-up and required additional operators to be trained. Following ramp-up, the site required further optimization to improve productivity and reduce cost.
A Continuous Improvement Project was developed, which demonstrated a 52.8% improvement in scores across all performance categories, including spot time, dump spot time, overspeeds, body-up and engine fire events.
NEMISA was looking for industry support to boost training efforts in the areas of maintenance cost while increasing productivity.
After the training was delivered in the simulator, trainers spent time in the field to confirm and reinforce the best practices learned on the simulator.
The training initiative decreased the site’s cost per tonne by 7.53%.