VBOX Haul Road studies are used to analyse circuit design with emphasis on corners and grade. With our software, individual cycles and multiple circuits can be compared and easily analysed. This results in improved haul road design, less fatigue for vehicle components, less unplanned downtime, higher availability and lower maintenance costs.
VBOX data has been collected from various open cast mines in South America, Australia, New Zealand, and Africa, which has shown that many roads upon which the trucks have to haul their enormous loads have been constructed in a way that is detrimental to tyre life. [...]
Armed with this data, an operator can make changes that give their machines an easier life. [...]
Equipment such as that provided by Racelogic helps to reduce tyre wear caused by road inclination, road camber, load distribution, driver discipline, tyre pressure and ambient temperature. It is possible, also, to measure a site's road gradients and turns, and to improve tyre life and fuel consumption
We’ve gained more flexibility to check the condition of the roads and also the operator's behaviour. This allows you to simultaneously address operating and infrastructure conditions, proposing improvements when necessary.
The solution found by the team shows that together we can do more. The team involved has appropriated more of the process, striving for the development of equipment. A joint effort that reinforces our value ‘Make it Happen’.
This is useful to measure TKPH as we trial new haul circuits.
We believe that this unit has possibly set a new safety standard in the mining community.