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Efficiency gains for mining machinery with Argus hydraulic monitoring

Argus hydraulic monitoring systems will be installed in Australian mining contractor Downer’s fleet of machinery

MineWare is in the process of installing 23 Argus hydraulic monitoring systems in Australian mining contractor Downer’s fleet of machinery.

MineWare vice president marketing and sales Roy Pater says the adoption of Argus would deliver significant productivity and efficiency gains for Downer as it leverages the benefits of digitisation for its customers

"As one of Australia’s leading mining contractors, Downer has placed a major focus on extending their leadership as a contract miner through the full adoption of technology," says Pater.

"Our technology will assist Downer to improve productivity and mine compliance across eight Australian sites in coal, gold, magnetite and iron ore."

Argus delivers an increase in the productivity of between 3 to 16 per cent, significantly lowering the cost per ton of material moved, says MineWare.

"Mining companies like Downer are looking for innovative ways to improve productivity for their customers by leveraging what digitisation has to offer. Our customers that have done this achieve a real competitive advantage," Pater explains.

Downer technology support specialist Nicholas Duggan says the company selected MineWare because of its deep expertise in both technology and mining, its commitment to exceptional customer support and its flexibility and willingness to integrate with other operational technology platforms.

"A key priority for Downer is to have our hydraulic fleet optimising its payload and digging to plan and, more importantly, to have this information visible throughout our organisation, as well as at our mine sites," he says.

"The MineWare Argus system will help us improve how we manage this data, making it more useful for our teams. Our on-site and off-site teams can keep track of what’s happening in real time, allowing sustainable performance at a whole-of-site level."


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