IS AN AUTONOMOUS HAULAGE SYSTEM BETTER THAN A MANUAL SYSTEM?

World Mining Congress

*J. Parreira, and J.A. Meech

(*Corresponding author: jpareng@hotmail.com)

Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering,

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6T1Z4

This paper presents a deterministic/stochastic model that was created to compare an autonomous haulage truck system to a manual one by calculating and estimating benchmarked Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) such as productivity, safety, breakdown frequencies, maintenance costs, labour costs, fuel consumption, tire wear, and haulage cycle times.
Keywords: Truck; Trucks; Model; Models; Tires; fuel consumption; wear; Mines;
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