GHH is looking to help mining and tunnelling companies digitise their operations with a new analytics solution that can be used on any brand of equipment.
GHH inSiTE, powered by talpasolutions, provides a digital performance and condition monitoring tool, as well as a baseline for the future of digitally optimised mining operations, the company says. It is used to gain operational safety and cost control without the complexity often associated with acquiring and analysing such data.
Product Manager, Dr Felix Straßburger, said smart management was the future of the industry allowing mining companies to increase their return on investment.
Together with a vast team of external experts, GHH has created a digital analytics platform solution that, it says, transparently depicts on-site operations.
The system receives input directly from machines on site. Location, payload, distances, consumption, exhaust gas values, temperatures and much more are recorded and relayed. While this data has long been held on many machines, a comprehensive consolidation, evaluation and presentation platform was not available, according to Straßburger.
This is where GHH inSiTE comes into play, the company says.
“The software is regarded as a powerful tool that is adaptable and scalable, and thus designed to be future-proof,” it said.
“The connection to common IT infrastructures is guaranteed. All components are connected to each other via the network.”
Receiving this data in close to real time at control rooms, operators have all machine information available to them via PC, tablet or smartphone.
“If something goes wrong, or a change of schedule is required, they can intervene immediately,” the company says.
Even before the market launch, GHH took a major customer on board in 2019 to put the solution through its paces. The results were so convincing that an order was placed in mid-2020, with the contract covering a considerable part of the plant and equipment – around 150 machines.
During trials, the customer was able to achieve fuel savings of 7% and an efficiency increase of 12% in the monitored sub-fleet alone, according to GHH.