The use of the HAWK Fiber Optic vibration monitoring on conveyors presents operators, planners, engineers and managers a way of automating one of the most dreaded, monotonous and essential ongoing maintenance operations conducted on every mine site around the world: belt inspections.
With all emergent technologies, there can be a lot of questions about the capability and logistics of installing such a system, such as:
Why use this technology?
Predictive maintenance is now possible on Conveyor Idlers.
Where are these made?
Proudly designed and manufactured in Melbourne, VIC Australia
Where does the fiber go?
Fiber is run along the return and lifted onto both stringers, then secured to these purlins.
How long does installation take?
Varies from site to site but typically installed during scheduled maintenance shutdowns.
Is there anything required in the field?
No infield power or communications are required, the fiber cable itself acts as the sensor, the controller is mounted in a nearby substation.
How many belts can a system handle?
Up to 20km of conveyor per system
How accurate is the system?
Identifies idlers to the frames and the side of the conveyor.
Does the roller detect or predict failures?
Predict: It is possible to see these failures two to three weeks ahead of catastrophic failure conditions.
How is information about the belt presented?
Daily emailed reports and alarms to SCADA or DCS.
Do you supply everything we need?
All materials required for the installation are delivered to site including cable, hardware, mechanical components, fixings, and optical components.
Who installs the fiber?
Installation is provided from a local labour source; HAWK provides installation instruction documentation.
How do we get in contact?
Call +61 3 9873 4538 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org