Know When to Stop Sweating Your Assets

I was with a client recently discussing their annual maintenance budget. Like most Australian mines, cost reduction had been a huge driver of asset strategy over the last few years. And while ‘running lean’ provided much needed cash-flow relief, this is not a long-term strategy if asset performance and safety are to be maintained. This […]

AssetOn-Hastings Deering Joint Project Delivers for BMC

A new and industry-shaping partnership between AssetOn and Hastings Deering has passed an initial test with flying colours. The pairing took on an ambitious project at the South Walker Creek Coal Mine in the Bowen Basin, owned by BHP Mitsui Coal (BMC), building a Bill of Materials and Work Instructions for a Cat 992K Wheel Loader using […]

How Much Does Poor Quality Asset Master Data Cost You?

It’s no secret that having the right information easily accessible significantly improves workforce efficiency and business operations. Particularly in maintenance and other heavy industries, having accurate Asset Master Data documentation is absolutely fundamental. Without it, critical components may be installed incorrectly, or not get changed at the right time. Incorrect or out of date job […]

Downtime Meets its Match in Work Instructions

On a mine site in central Queensland, the night-shift team were instructed to lift a dump body from a Cat 785D haul truck, so they printed out the procedure from CAT SIS. The document stated the weight of the body at 27t and the team proceeded to remove the body pins and secure it to […]