Kumba Operator Assist

An example of mechanisation at work: Kumba Iron Ore’s Sishen mine in the Northern Cape introduced driver operator assist technology in 2016 to improve safety and efficiencies. Results for the half year to June 2018 show how the system has impacted performance at a mine level: total fleet productivity was up 17% over the same period in 2017, allowing Sishen to park 11 trucks and achieve a 7% improvement in truck utilisation without negatively affecting production. Additionally, primary shovel tempos improved by 19%.

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