Collision of equipment lances in the patio of finished products.
Use of RFID tags to correct the position of the equipment in the yard.
Robust and safe solution for aggressive environment with 24/7 humidity.
Precision in positioning, predicting encoder failures and spear collisions.
- Target Audience: Mining
ACURA solution benefits the productivity of the country's largest mining company
Using RFID helped Vale to prevent accidents with mine equipment.
Vale is one of the most important mining companies in the world, producing and trading iron ore, pellets, nickel, copper concentrate, coal, bauxite, alumina, aluminum, potassium, kaolin, manganese and ferroalloys. Investing in research is one of your priorities. For this, they have a complex logistics that involves machines and workers in precision operations. This logistics was improved with the integration of ACURA into an ore control solution. At Carajás, Pará, the control of customer orders is now done automatically thanks to RFID technology. The concentration of ores required to make up the specified product is transmitted to the process line, including trucks and loaders. In this way, workers know exactly the weight and type of ore already loaded into the system and what concentration is still needed to make up the final product.
Vale, one of the most important mining companies in the world, produces and markets iron ore, pellets, nickel, copper concentrate, coal, bauxite, aluminum, potassium, among others. They have a complex logistics that involves machines and workers in precision operations. One of the company's priorities is investment in research.
The positioning of the forklift trucks and pickup trucks in the finished products yard is done via encoders that fail and consequently inform the incorrect position of the equipment in the yard. Occasionally there was the collision of spears of the equipment, which caused damages by stop of machines and repairs of these expensive equipment. Depending on the location, rails may be sinking. The equipment is operated remotely and has no operators.
MR-200 reader and HF-1100-IH tags.
Use of RFID readers to remotely identify identified positioning problems.
By means of a field survey in the finished products yard, we define the use of Tags along the rails through which the equipment is tracked and engraved with its position inside the yard.
Differentials / Practical Improvements:
With this, the positioning system can be corrected avoiding errors. We have integrated the reader with the PLCs that control the equipment.
Gains / Benefits:
We avoided the collision of forklift lances and high-cost pickup trucks.