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August 4, 2023

Maintenance Technology for Underground Mining

Category: Mining

Underground mining plays an essential role in the global economy, with extracted materials used to produce many necessary products that keep society functioning. Yet it is often a complex and challenging industry requiring specialised equipment to work at capacity. Each piece of plant needs to be maintained in various challenging circumstances and subsurface environments, whether that be room and pillar or longwall mining or in a sub-level cave setting. Harnessing cutting-edge maintenance technology to keep up with environmental and output requirements is vital. No matter what issue you face in any harsh underground mining environment, Chesterton Customseal has a solution to help.

Automate with Chesterton Connect

Smart monitors are a must-have maintenance support tool that ensures processes continue efficiently. Chesterton Connect is an advanced device designed to monitor asset processes continually, capturing real-time data 24/7 and providing valuable information about:

  • Process pressures
  • Process temperatures
  • Equipment vibration
  • Surface temperatures

The Benefits of using the system include: 

  • Spot issues to allow early intervention to uptime threats
  • Pinpoint issues that cause difficult-to-discover failures
  • Predict potential future problems via data trends
  • Allow for preventative action to extend productivity
  • Detect processing instabilities early
  • Prioritise equipment maintenance easily
  • Modernise plant operations
  • Assist in cost reduction

Centralised Control

Easy-to-use and user-friendly interfacing comes as standard with Chesterton Connect. All data is accessible via the mobile app, which monitors multiple sensors, providing a comprehensive view of plant equipment and health. The mobile app and the in-unit LED display will alert maintenance about occurring or possible upcoming issues that may impact equipment functionality, preventing unplanned downtime and asset failure. The system can also send data to the cloud providing data functionality everywhere.

 

System control features include: 

  • The ability to view multiple sensors on a single mobile app
  • Secure data access
  • Data export for analysis
  • Supported on all popular operating systems and browsers
  • Easy to install and configure
  • Replaceable battery for units

Mines can meet production targets and react to market demand by avoiding disruption and optimising efficiency with Chesterton Connect.

Seals

Chesterton Customseal’s range of high-performance hydraulic and pneumatic seals are crafted from exclusive polymer materials for demanding industrial sealing applications. Our technical expertise, combined with our comprehensive range of trusted quality products manufactured in various profiles, sizes, designs and premium materials, enables us to provide custom seals and polymer sealing solutions to meet your needs.

Split Seals

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​A split seal has components split into two halves, secured as one on the rotating equipment shaft. The significant advantage of a split seal design is that it allows installation without dismantling equipment, saving time and resources while improving safety and environmental compliance. Chesterton is a world-leading designer and innovator of split seals. When this technology is used in critical equipment, it provides exceptional​​ ​results and leak-free operations.

Discover Chesterton

All Chesterton production and quality processes are independently controlled by the ISO and certified for quality. For more information on this or any other product that would suit your underground mining requirements, visit the Chesterton website or contact our team.

This article was featured in Australian Mining

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