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Remote operated truck jack set to transform mining tyre safety

Haul truck jacking system

A remotely operated truck jack has been developed to improve mine tyre change safety. Global mining equipment supplier, Specialized Maintenance Equipment developed the battery-powered Titan220 to enable safe and productive jacking via OEM certified jacking points on a range of large mine haul trucks. The Titan system (see video below) enables tyre change operators to facilitate safe and stable jacking of haul trucks from a safe location subsequently reducing tyre jacking risks.

Once the haul truck is jacked by the Titan220 system reportedly is able to secure the load in the jacked position as would be undertaken with a traditional haul truck fixed jack.

“Above standard safety is built into every piece of equipment designed and manufactured at the NMT Group. The Titan220 uses hydraulic locking valves plus four secondary mechanical locking arms when lifting and securing the load. The mechanical locking arms give the operator visual confirmation that the load is secure. Safety, you can see!”

Wayne Desormeau, Global Product and Innovation Manager, SME.

Specialized Maintenance Equipment says the jacking system can reduce the time for lifts by up to 90.6% in the 240-400 ton class haul truck range.

The equipment also mitigates the risk of exposure to a significant risk encountered by tyre maintainers and eliminates the need for secondary supports during the jacking process.

Specialized Maintenance Equipment is part of the Nordic Minesteel Technologies Group which services mining operators including Freeport McMoran, Goldcorp, Vale, Rio Tinto, Stantec, Amec, Glencore, Oyu Tolgoi, and The Redpath Group across the globe

Specialized Maintenance Equipment Titan 220 Showreel

Images: Nordic MineSteel Technologies (Supplied)

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AMSJ April 2022