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Blasthole drills set the pace for your entire fragmentation process.

Blasthole drills set the pace for your entire fragmentation process.

Any interruption in service can result in slowed mine production. Because of the variable loads they endure, and exposure to harsh operating environments, blasthole drills are susceptible to periodic mechanical breakdown. Even the best preventative maintenance strategy can fail to identify emerging equipment problems. When failure occurs, the cost associated with repair of drilling equipment can increase dramatically and bore into profits.

By outfitting blasthole drills with the Emerson AMS 6500 online condition-based monitoring system, you can continuously monitor vibration on vehicle systems.

This includes hoist pulldown and top drive. Your maintenance staff can gain greater visibility into problems as they arise, and you no longer have to take equipment out of service for periodic data collection as your staff can assess vehicle irregularities from the safety of a centralized control room. Additionally, interfacing with the AMS Machinery Manager software allows your staff to determine equipment faults and severity while correlating findings with other collected data such as oil samples – all within the same software environment.

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