Next level condition & energy monitoring
Todays open pit mines operate in ever-more-remote locations under harsh conditions. They need to manage increasing transport distances. And they face volatile raw material prices and increasing energy costs. In this situation, control over energy performance and equipment condition becomes key.
Digital mining can help. But you’re in the mining business, not the business of mining data. That’s why Voith has developed BeltGenius ERIC—to help mines monitor, benchmark and optimize all their belt conveyors and conveying systems. Now you can have a exact picture of system performance without having to manage any IT infrastructure.
Act on alerts, not alarms
With BeltGenius ERIC (Efficiency & Reliability Intelligence Control) from Voith, you can boost efficiency and slash system downtime by evaluating digital simulations of entire conveyor systems during operation. The best thing is that these models calculate the relevant forces with an accuracy better than 99% - predicting failures before they happen.
Setting up the digital twin – it‘s no rocket science
You don’t need an army of data scientists or months of implementation to produce a digital twin of your system. All it takes is an analysis of the physical properties of your belt conveyor system’s modules by our experts: drive power, belt thickness, pulley diameters, length, width and topography. This structural information is enriched with operational data such as bulk material weight, energy absorption, external temperature, belt speed and belt tension. That is all it takes for our BeltGenius Nucleus servers to be able to determine a real-time energy performance indicator (EnPI) for the system and to calculate impending breakdowns.
If you add RFID tags to all belt segments, you can even get a more detailed view on your system.
How a digital twin is generated for BeltGenius ERIC
- Full transparency of energy efficiency in conveying systems
- Failure prediction capability
- Extends service life of major components such as drives and belts
- Significant and sustainable reduction of bulk material transportation costs
- Benchmarking of conveyors
- Belt type and quality benchmarking