Komatsu subsidiary Modular Mining Systems reported its ProVision Guided Spotting System can in some cases increase shovel productivity by more than a third.

The system, announced at the Society for Mining Metallurgy & Exploration’s annual conference in Denver (SME), provides situational awareness to hauler operators trying to back into place at the shovel. It was developed to nix the procedural shortcomings common to the task, Braden Weisheit, global sales manager, machine guidance, Modular Mining Systems, told Coal Age. “Traditionally, mines utilize inefficient practices, such as bucket spotting and single-side loading, which reduce the productivity of shovels and trucks,” he said.
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