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OPEN PIT MINING – Wenco fleet management comes to Gibraltar

BRITISH COLUMBIA - Vancouver-based TASEKO has added WENCO's fleet management system at its Gibraltar copper-molybde...

BRITISH COLUMBIA – Vancouver-based TASEKO has added WENCO’s fleet management system at its Gibraltar copper-molybdenum mine at Williams Lake. The operation is being modernized and expanded by 30,000 tonnes/day of processing capacity. The project will cost approximately $350 million.

Wenco will install 23 Axon computer hardware and software units for the entire fleet (trucks, shovels, loaders, drills and crusher equipment). Three mobile supervisor terminals are included.

The complete system selected by Gibraltar consists of FleetControl, Auto-Dispatch and Ore Quality Control, and MineVision, a complete real-time monitoring and control system with summary statistics and real-time mining performance reports. The Auto-Dispatch and Ore Quality Control can automatically assign trucks, optimizing equipment use to maintain quality targets at stockpiles crushers, or blend points. MineVision dynamically displays current position and status of all equipment. Each component contains a complete list of properties available at the click of a mouse.

Wenco has also supplied an onboard interface between Wenco’s Axon computer and a third party tire monitoring system called TyreSense. The TyreSense System monitors the actual temperature and pressure inside the tire chamber.

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