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Miners Achieve Big Efficiency Gains to Win in Awards

The annual recognition for mining companies using simulation for equipment operator optimization and business improvement have progressed this year recognizing regional winners for surface and underground mining environments. The award, sponsored by Immersive Technologies, recognizes the achievements of mine sites focused on improving operational safety, efficiency and productivity through strategic and focused simulator based training initiatives globally.

The regional winners for 2017 are:

Surface Regional Winners

North America Region

Immersive Technologies Solution

  • AES 2B Simulator
  • Managed Services

Real Results:

  • 61% reduction in abusive shifts
  • 53% reduction in body ups
  • 100% reduction of overspeed
  • 74% reduction in brake temperatures

South America Region

Immersive Technologies Solution

  • PRO3 Simulator
  • Professional Services

Real Results:

  • 7.5% reduction in litres per hour in the pilot group on haul truck
  • Total truck fleet used 4.6% fewer litres per hour, equivalent to US $680,000 annual savings

Africa & Europe Region

Immersive Technologies Solution

  • Simulator Rental
  • Managed Services

Real Results:

  • 9% potential fuel savings equating to 1.2 million litres annually equivalent to US $725,000
  • 45% reduction in traffic incidents equating to US $284,500 in 6 months
  • 70% reduction in oil temperature warnings
  • 35% below target spot time
  • 20% below target dump time

Asia Region

Immersive Technologies Solution

  • AES 2B Simulator
  • Top Gun Training Program

Real Results:

  • 3 years in a row KPC has reduced machine abuse events (74% reduction)
  • The Top Gun Program was run for the 3rd time in 2017
  • KPC has the champion digger and dozer operator for Asia in 2017

Australia Region

Immersive Technologies Solution

  • PRO3 Simulator
  • Professional Services

Real Results

  • 4.2% improvement in load / dump time
  • 29% improvement in truck machine event intensity

Underground Regional Winners

North America Region

Immersive Technologies Solution

  • IM360 Simulator
  • Managed Services
  • Sandvik & Atlas Copco Conversion Kits

Real Results

  • 15.4% reduction in corrective maintenance hours

South America Region

Immersive Technologies Solution

  • IM360 Simulator
  • Professional Services

Real Results

  • 74% reduction in their risk profile
  • Cost per ton reduction of 10.42%

Asia Region

Immersive Technologies Solution

  • IM360 Simulator
  • Professional Services

Real Results

  • 42% production improvement
  • 35% reduction in maintenance LHD
  • 27% reduction in maintenance ADT
  • Successful development of the first Female Operator Training program in Minegem – this group was able to generate more than 1000 tons / shift

We want to thank all other nominees that contributed to this annual recognition. Our regional winners were chosen from more than 295 global mining companies in 44 countries, the global winners will be announced publicly within the next months.

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