Trucks and Shovels

The operating conditions of large shovels make it difficult to capture accurate, repeatable, valid data safely and always consistent. Challenges including speed/load changes, cyclic systems, motors, complex gearboxes, rolling element bearings and a harsh environment require testing to be done in stages out of production. Any slowdown on the shovels can have major impacts on production. Spartan Controls has developed and implemented a solution using Emerson CSI technologies that address all of the challenges above; providing valid, accurate data in real-time with quick and consistent engineered stage tests performed between loads in just minutes vs. hours. This solution saves massive amounts of time and provides accurate insight into the health of the shovel allowing for proper maintenance planning and outages.