The CEMEX Estero quarry
in southwest Florida has been using the Dragline Monitor since
system's inception in 2001. From humble beginnings, the
system continued to evolve into the gem it is today. Paul
Polakoff, the manager of the site when the system was first
installed had this to say about the LAS Dragline Monitor™
“Bigger buckets, new cables, operator
training, we tried several different ways to increase the
production rate of our dragline crane with little success.
Nothing we tried would keep enough material on the pile to stay
ahead of the crusher. We decided to try the Dragline Monitor
system from LogicAll Solutions. With a large screen displaying
the position of the dragline along with the count of buckets and
tons being put on the pile, the operators could see the results
of their work. The GPS part of the Dragline Monitor helped give
us a better overview of the dragline’s progress along the cut.
Operators compared notes and shared techniques trying to get the
Lead Operator position displayed on the main screen. The
operator with the highest tons produced on their shift is
automatically logged as the Lead Operator. Within weeks the
dragline’s production increased so much that we regularly had a
three week lead on the crusher. LogicAll Solutions said that the
Dragline Monitor was a tool to increase productivity, and that’s
exactly what it did.”
Southwest Florida Aggregate Operations
Rock in southwest Florida has been utilizing the Dragline
Monitor system since May of 2006. See the results of their
using the system's production line display function. Here
are satellite images from GoogleEarth of the site's cutline and
pile - before and after.
One of the reasons
material is left behind is because the dragline can't reach it.
Using the production lines will help to keep the material within
the boom's reach - minimizing the amount of material left
behind. As can be seen in the "after" images the pile is
also tight and easier to process.
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