AUGUST • 2023
Byrnecut Signs Up for Sandvik Remote Monitoring at 11 Sites
Byrnecut will roll out Sandvik’s Remote Monitoring as a Service solution at nearly a dozen of its Australian mine sites, covering nearly 100 pieces of load-and-haul equipment after a successful trial of Sandvik’s condition monitoring solution at Carrapateena.
“At Byrnecut, we’re serious about continuously increasing productivity, uptime and safety.”
says Byrnecut's Managing Director, Pat Boniwell.
“Based on the results of the three-month trial of Sandvik’s Remote Monitoring solution, we are now deploying this technology across all our connected sites in Australia where Sandvik equipment is in use. We’re optimistic that this will yield measurable productivity gains and cost savings for the business.”
“We were able to see a clear reduction in parts costs over the course of the trial, which, of course, is pleasing to us. Another key outcome was a change in behaviour. As the operators received updates on their performance, they looked for ways to improve and become more efficient. It increased communication between the operators and the maintenance teams and this benefited the whole operation.”
Sandvik’s Remote Monitoring as a Service solution uses the existing technology fitted to the Sandvik equipment to collect telemetry data on an extremely wide range of variables. The data collected is then analysed by Sandvik experts, providing insights into factors such as the health of the engine, transmission, hydraulics, and other machine parts, and how operator behaviours are affecting fuel and parts consumption and efficiency.
Operational efficiencies and resource efficiencies are anticipated to contribute to a drop in parts usage and waste, contributing sustainability benefits across the agreement sites.