Title: Optimisation of technological transport in quarries using application software

Authors: Marian Sofranko; Gabriel Wittenberger; Erika Skvarekova

Addresses: Faculty of Mining, Ecology, Process Control, and Geotechnology, Technical University of Kosice, Letna 9, 040 02 Kosice, Slovak Republic ' Faculty of Mining, Ecology, Process Control, and Geotechnology, Technical University of Kosice, Letna 9, 040 02 Kosice, Slovak Republic ' Faculty of Mining, Ecology, Process Control, and Geotechnology, Technical University of Kosice, Letna 9, 040 02 Kosice, Slovak Republic

Abstract: One of basic conditions of transport optimising in a quarry is effective use of machinery and minimising of downtimes to be occurred. This condition may be reached good organisation and operation management of loading and transporting. Expenses for optimum management and organisation of transport are growing with increasing mining capacity and amount of mechanisms used within the transporting system. For larger installations, there is a request for use of computer applications to solve tasks related to optimisation of the transport system. In this paper a proposal is presented for transport optimisation in a particular quarry operation using electronic information collection to be performed by means of PDA device and applied software developed for transport management needs.

Keywords: quarry transport; quarries; optimisation; dumpers; loaders; operations management; mining capacity; data collection; PDA devices; transport management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMME.2015.067946

International Journal of Mining and Mineral Engineering, 2015 Vol.6 No.1, pp.1 - 13

Available online: 09 Mar 2015 *

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