In step with mining operation dynamically changing, the FMS has also evolved by combining a wide range of data acquired through integration so that trucks can be dispatched under more sophisticated fleet management.
The Wencomine, a FMS for large-scale mines, tracks excavator positions, the number of dump trucks being utilized, and calculates the volume of materials moved, truck travel speed and other productivity contributing factors by values such as material content across loading areas and the targeted yield per fleet pre-loaded prior to the start of operation. A set of all these data is used to automatically plan efficient loading positions, truck dispatching priorities and hauling routes to ensure material extracting quality and support stabling production.
Aspects such as vehicle fuel consumption and health condition can also be monitored to help a mine predict failures. As a result, it yields reduction of downtime and optimization of spare parts and maintenance personnel management.