Tata Metal’s Noamundi Iron Mine in Jharkhand, India not too long ago achieved vital load and haulage capability from a steady enchancment mission supported by Immersive Applied sciences and Vereli Technac (VTPL). The mission goals arose from the evaluation of Venco Fleet Administration System (FMS) information, which recognized operational tendencies related to particular operator behaviour. The evaluation additionally confirmed how operators have been performing, notably round machine care, productiveness and gas effectivity.
To scale back efficiency variability, a focused workforce upskilling program was carried out at Tata’s coaching heart at Joda East Iron Mine. Simulator coaching was carried out by an Immersive Applied sciences embedded coach with assist from VTPL, and targeted on the Komatsu HD785-7 truck and Hitachi EX1200-5D face shovel. To measure the effectiveness of the answer, mining information was measured earlier than and after coaching.
Quantitative operational enhancements for the Hitachi EX1200-5D in-pit (precise outcomes), translated right into a 40% higher common loading time with a saving of an estimated 5 liters of high-speed diesel (HSD) per loading cycle. Simulator outcomes for the machine confirmed a 2% enchancment in common loading time per truck; The instantaneous digging fee common improved by 6%; Common fill issue improved by 7% and total operator effectivity improved by 57%. For the Komatsu HD785-7, a 4% gas consumption enchancment was seen in-pit (precise outcomes), whereas for the simulator, operator gas effectivity conduct improved by 79%.