Leigh Creek opts for tyre pressure monitor

AFTER 18 months of evaluation, consultation and development with LSM Technologies and partner Blackbox Control, Alinta Energy’s Leigh Creek coal mine in South Australia has started fitting LSM’s tyre pressure monitoring system on their 17 Terex 4400 and Komatsu 830E dump trucks.
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Lou Caruana

The LSM Technologies Doran CE360 TPMSystem was chosen because it provides reliable tyre pressure and temperature information and because the robust valve mounted OTR tyre sensors make it quick to install, easy to maintain, and could be integrated with our mine management system, Leigh Creek Coal manager Paul Mills said.

“We needed a cost-effective and reliable tyre pressure and temperature monitoring solution that can be integrated with our mine management system being developed by Blackbox Control.

“The mine site is very tough on tyres due to rough haul roads and the extreme high temperatures, so daily pressure checks are a must.”

Pressure checks can now be performed quickly on the in-cabin display monitor by the truck operators upon start-up and in the workshop with the wireless smart maintenance hand tool.

Management can also access the TPMS data via the Black Box Mine Management System integration.

The saving gained from reducing tyre maintenance time, preventing premature tyre damage and improving tyre performance overall, will provide a whole range of benefits for Leigh Creek’s mobile assets.

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