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 350+ 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.
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Glencore needed to optimize operations to achieve production targets as planned, and operator performance variability was identified as an area for improvement.
The trained group achieved an 11% average increase in instantaneous dig rate (coal), and an 18% average increase in production dig rate (coal).
Site needed to improve operational standards and production output of Excavator Operators in Cat® Command for Hauling Autonomous Operations. Performance variability was identified as an issue for the Liebherr R997 excavator fleet.
Results achieved included a 4% improvement in instantaneous dig rate, and 7% improvement in production dig rate.
Bighorn Mining, Canada
Site needed to increase production in a competitive market by reducing cost per ton and improved operator performance.
This training program broad productivity results, including an additional 1.5 million tons produced per year, a 7.4% payload improvement, 10.1% bucket fill percentage improvement, and 4.7% cycle time improvement.
Vale Carajas found a high level of performance variability for truck load times within the Cat® 7495 rope shovel operator group while interrogating mine data.
Following this project, load times were reduced by 14% within the trained group. The control group load times increased by 2% during the monitoring period.
Mine management was looking for an opportunity to improve dig cycle times and load times for rope shovel operators.
The trained group achieved a 23.2% increase in tons per ready hour and 12% improvement in load time. Mining costs were reduced by USD 0.015/ton and with savings of USD 1.4 million per year.
Open-pit Coal Mine, Australia
Facing difficulties arising from the geotechnical nature of the ore body, site needed to optimize operations to achieve production targets on schedule as planned.
Immersive Technologies Professional Services’ staff developed a customized simulator training program which delivered a 27.8% in-pit production dig rate improvement for the target group.
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.
PT Freeport, Indonesia
FMI management sought to improve production while reducing equipment damage, downtime, and maintenance.
After implementing a new training program, the following four months demonstrated a 57.7% increase in production tons moved while delivering significant equipment damage reduction rates.
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.
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%.
Facing falling commodity prices while production costs were increasing, Kiewit needed to focus on controlling costs and boosting productivity.
Kiewit Mining Group has reported a 15% improvement in shovel productivity, 21% improvement in truck payloads, and a 5% improvement in operating cost.