4 MONTHS TO REACH ROI
Wenco International Mining Systems Ltd. is one of the world’s leading developers, manufacturers and integrators of fleet management systems for the mining industry. The company provides a comprehensive fleet management for surface mining operations of all sizes worldwide.
With over 25 years in the industry and offices on six continents, Wenco delivers world class software and hardware that accurately record equipment activity, location, time, production and maintenance information. Among Wenco’s proprietary products there are terminals and software. Wenco and Omnicomm have been partners since 2003.
WENCO CHOSE OMNICOMM AS THE CORE ELEMENT OF ITS DYNAMIC FUEL DISPATCH
FUEL CONSUMPTION IN THE MINING INDUSTRY
Mining is a massive industry involving a diverse range of energy intensive processes, including excavation, mine operation, material transfer, mineral preparation and separation.
Mining virtually devours energy in order to produce ore. Statistics show that in the past decade fuel consumption for the top miners has more than doubled. The massive haul trucks that transport this ore, burn ever larger amounts of diesel in this process.
Furthermore, as open-pit mines age, they deepen, which forces the haul trucks to travel longer distances at a higher grade. This further increases fuel consumption.
Controlling fuel expenses through efficient fleet operations is a top priority for all mines. To create a new efficient fleet management system for miners Wenco needed precise and reliable fuel monitoring equipment which would perfectly integrate with their original system.
WENCO’S DYNAMIC FUEL DISPATCH SYSTEM – POWERED BY OMNICOMM LLS
As the chief concern of mining fleet management systems is primarily focused on the optimization of fuel consumption, the selection of accurate fuel monitoring equipment is critical. The new Wenco system – Dynamic Fuel Dispatch – was developed to achieve higher rates of fleet optimization and radically decrease unnecessary fuel expenditures in the mining industry.
Dynamic Fuel Dispatch is aimed at saving money by reducing the frequency of fueling and reducing travel and wait times at fuel locations, therefore keeping hauling units productive for longer. The system works by automatically checking hauling unit fuel levels, and when it is time to fuel, matching each unit with the most convenient fuel location. Omnicomm LLS digital fuel level sensors are at the core of the system. The sensors ensure precisely accurate digital fuel readings for large mining equipment which doesn’t automatically have such data readings.
The Omnicomm solution has been customized and integrated so that the capacitive fuel level sensors send the data back to the fuel dispatching schedule in Wenco’s fleet control.
“This system is a new quality step up in our solutions as it brings the mechanisms of fuel monitoring to a completely new level. Omnicomm LLS digital fuel tank sensors are one of the main components inside our Dynamic Fuel Dispatch. Their work allows improving real-time performance of Wenco’s integrated products. Installed now at numerous Wenco client sites and integrated with Wenco Fleet Management System, Omnicomm capacitive fuel level measurement sensors ensure high accuracy, readability, and stability when calculating the exact level of fuel in the tank. Our clients report dramatic drop of fuel consumption”.
– Iosif Tabakman, Regional Director CIS, Wenco
Fuel transactions are automatically recorded during the haul cycle when the hauling unit comes within the range of the fuel truck or bay.
Wenco’s fuel dispatching schedule allows the dispatcher to quickly and easily set, view and change the fuel schedule, minimizing down time on the haul cycle.
Omnicomm’s fuel consumption monitoring equipment allowed Wenco to manage fuel costs in real time. Now the system enables “just-in-time” refueling, which improves the performance of mining machinery, raising efficiency figures and saving more money.
Omnicomm equipment enabled Wenco to deliver better logistics systems. Smooth and cost-effective operations are now available to all Wenco’s clients including major international mining companies. The improved product is a complete solution for efficiently managing fuel scheduling, fuel delivery, and current fuel tank levels.
Technical engineers at Wenco note:
“Already installed at numerous Wenco client sites and integrated with Wenco’s Fleet Management System, Omnicomm capacitive fuel level sensors ensure high accuracy, readability and stability when calculating the exact level of fuel in the tank.”
INTEGRATING OMNICOMM LLS WITHIN WENCO’S DYNAMIC FUEL DISPATCH FLEET MANAGEMENT SYSTEM DELIVERED:
Fuel tank sensors for highly accurate fuel level readings (99.2% level of precision)
Fueling displays for fuel bays and fuel trucks to enter product volumes delivered
Measurements logged and used in Wenco’s System
Dynamic Fuel Dispatch for automated refueling assignments
Real-time fuel reports
ROI for miners reached in 6 months maximum