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EFFICIENT PROCESSES WITH INTELLIGENT DATA MANAGEMENT – CASE: MALMFÄLTENS KROSS

Ruotsalainen Malmfältens Kross (MKAB) on kaivos- ja maansiirto sekä louhinta- ja murskaustoimija, jolla on useampia aktiivisia työmaita Ruotsissa. MKAB vastaa murskaustoiminnasta Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara AB:n (LKAB) Gällivaren louhimossa. LKAB:n ydinliiketoiminta on rautamalmin louhinta ja jatkojalostaminen teollisuuden tarpeisiin.

“Gällivaren tehtaalla tuotamme hienoksi murskattua rautamalmia, joka näyttää melkein mustalta jauholta. Murskaamme sen noin 150 mm suurista kivistä. Koska meille maksetaan tonnilta, on tärkeää, että materiaalien punnitustiedot ovat luotettavia ja tarkkoja. Meidän on tiedettävä, kuinka paljon materiaalia lastataan, siirretään ja valmistetaan murskauslaitoksella. Kun tuli aika laajentaa laitteistoamme, käännyimme Tamtronin, teollisuusvaaka-alan markkinajohtajan puoleen”, kertoo Thomas Niemi, Malmfältens Kross AB:n työmaapäällikkö.

Tamtron toimittaa punnitusratkaisuja – aina perinteisistä vaaoista integroituihin älykkäisiin punnitustiedon kokonaisratkaisuihin, monen eri toimialan tarpeisiin.

Nyckelundsansvarig Tamtron

“Ratkaisut ja palvelutarjonta on suunniteltu vastaamaan asiakkaidemme haasteita. MKAB:lla oli tarve digitaalisen raportointijärjestelmään, jolloin päädyimme keskustelemaan Tamtronin pilviratkaisuista. Määrittelimme kokonaisratkaisun, joka on täysin optimoitu MKAB:n tarpeisiin. Digitaalinen punnitustiedon hallinta tarkoittaa ajan ja rahan säästöä, mutta se on myös usein edellytys louhinta- ja murskausurakan tai -toimintaoikeuksien  saamiselle. Esimerkiksi LKAB:lla digitaalinen raportointi on alihankkijaksi pääsemisen edellytys”, kertoo Björn Hillström Tamtronin Keski-Ruotsin avainasiakaspäällikkö.

“Olen työskennellyt MKAB:n kanssa jo melkein neljä vuotta ja on ollut antoisaa olla rakentamassa punnitusratkaisuja heidän kanssaan juuri heidän tarpeisiin.” Björn lopettaa.

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Tamtronin pilviratkaisut langattomaan tiedonsiirtoon ja tehokkaaseen punnitustiedonhallintaan

Tamtronin punnitustiedon hallintajärjestelmät on kehitetty punnitustietojen langattomaan keräämiseen, tallentamiseen ja hallintaan. Punnitustapahtuma lähetetään vaa’alta automaattisesti pilvipalveluihin, kun kuljettaja tai operaattori tallentaa tiedot. Tiedot tallentuvat palvelimelle, ja ne voidaan lukea ja hallinnoida verkkoselaimen kautta millä tahansa Internetiin liitetyllä tietokoneella. Jokaisella käyttäjällä on oma kirjautumistunnuksensa ja näinollen käyttäjäprofiilin mukaiset oikeudet. Tamtronin pilvipalvelut ja älykkäät punnitustiedon halllintajärjestelmät tehostavat toimintaa, jolloin aikaa ja rahaa jää säästöön.

Tutustu Tamtronin älykkääseen punnitustiedonhallintaan.

Tutustu Tamtronin pyöräkuormaajavaakoihin ja siihen miksi Tampereen Autokuljetus valitsi myös Tamtronin ja pilvipalvelut. 

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ENHANCED OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY WITH TAMTRON’S NEW ONE POWER WHEEL LOADER SCALE – CASE TAMPEREEN AUTOKULJETUS OY

Tampereen Autokuljetus is a Tampere-based logistics and transportation centre founded in 1955. The company takes care of all kinds of transportation tasks and therefore the transportation fleet and equipment they have are everything from earthmoving and crane trucks all the way to general purpose trucks. Tamtron’s weighing solutions have been used by the company for more than three decades. The latest addition is Tamtron’s new One Power wheel loader scale, which is currently in use in three of the company’s five wheel loaders.

 

SAVE TIME AND WORK FLEXIBLY

Tampereen Autokuljetus ja pyöräkuormaaja

Tamtron’s weighing solutions have especially improved the company’s daily work. The material can be weighed efficiently, quickly and flexibly while loading and moving the soil. At the same time, information travels through the cloud service in real time. Orders, information on quantities transferred, materials and schedules can be transmitted directly to the scale and signed as completed via the scale.

“Requirements for reporting speed have been increasing all the time. Tamtron’s cloud services save time for us: the information comes to the office up to date and we get it reported to customers just as quickly. We no longer have to do physical work – search, retrieve, calculate – but we get reports from the cloud service, which can be given directly to the customer if necessary, ”says Ilkka Mattila, CEO of Tampere Autokuljetus.

 

TAMTRON ONE -DISPLAY GUARANTEES THE USABILITY

Tampereen Autokuljetus ja One näyttö
In particular, the user-friendliness and reliability of the new One Power scale system are praised by Mattila. One notable factor is the scale’s modern One touch screen.

“The One display has an IP 67 protection class, which protects the display from, for example, moisture and dirt. The display’s functionality has been tested in demanding field conditions for two years, and it has been honed to its peak in both usability and durability, ”says Harri Pentinniemi, Tamtron’s Product Manager.

 

A LONG CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP IS THE SUM OF SEVERAL FACTORS

Tampereen Autokuljetus Ilkka Mattila

Tampereen Autokuljetus has been very satisfied with Tamtron’s weighing systems. The secret of a long-term customer relationship lies in effective cooperation, service and flexibility, as well as high-quality, sustainable products.

“We have been using Tamtron weighing systems for over 30 years – I can warmly recommend Tamtron. We have really good experiences with their weighing systems – the user-friendliness and reliability, as well as Tamtron’s customer service, ”concludes Mattila.

Read more about One Power Wheel Loader Scale: https://www.tamtrongroup.com/en/product/tamtron-power-wheel-loader-scale/ 

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Accurate loads, inventory keeping and work efficiency with wheel loader scales at Glencore Altonorte, Chile

Glencore plc was founded in 1974. Today, Glencore is one of the world’s leading diversified natural resource companies, producing and trading more than 90 commodities and employing 146,000 people around the world. Glencore’s operations comprise around 150 mining and metallurgical sites, oil production assets and agricultural facilities.

Map of Chile

Glencore Altonorte in Chile receives copper concentrates from their South American assets. At the site, third party products are also smelted into copper anodes. Altonorte is a custom copper smelting operation located near the port of Antofagasta in northern Chile. The Altonorte operation has the capacity to process over 1,100,000 tonnes of copper concentrate per year. The Altonorte smelter was originally built in 1993.

In January 2014 Glencore Altonorte contacted Tamtron’s Chilean distributor Fluitek who specialize in the mining sector as a service provider in Chile. Glencore Altonorte faced several problems in their daily operation ranging from inaccurate accounting of minerals, discrepancies in the amount of transported minerals and amount of loaded minerals. There were no protocols in place to keep track of loaded amounts and/or location of transported minerals. Wheel loaders were used to load trucks that would leave the site and transport minerals to multiple locations in Chile. When the trucks were loaded without knowing precisely how much was loaded, this caused a problem with the efficiency of the loading process at the site. Loaded trucks needed to drive to a weigh bridge that is located several kilometers from the site to confirm if the loaded amount was the desired amount. In the case that the trucks were underloaded or overloaded, the trucks needed to return to the site were the wheel loader was loading trucks. This caused a significant delay in the efficient transport of the minerals from the site. As a result, Glencore asked Fluitek to install Tamtron Power wheel loader scales onto their wheel loaders. With the Tamtron Power wheel loader scales installed, Glencore was able to control the amount of loaded minerals onto the trucks. Loading became efficient and the trucks were loaded correctly the first time. More trucks were loaded daily and there were no lines in and out of the site because the trucks were loaded correctly.

At the Glencore site, a variety of minerals are stored in various separate locations. Mineral stock quantities are carefully monitored and controlled. Specific amounts of minerals are combined with other minerals as part of their daily routines. Glencore needed to manage their mineral inventory in order to make sure they always had enough minerals in stock, so that the operation could function 24/7. The quantities loaded by each operator and the quantities transported off site during each shift is crucial data that needed to be available electronically in real-time in their own ERP system. This is where the Tamtron Power wheel loader scale once again proved to be a game changer for Glencore. Glencore upgraded their existing Tamtron Power wheel loader scales to Power 300i scales that were able to access the Tamtron WNexus online service. The upgrade was completed by Fluitek in less than 24 hours on 15 wheel loaders. The Tamtron cloud service used by Glencore was later on integrated into Glencore’s own ERP system. This way, Glencore was able to view the activity of all scales, stock quantities etc. in their own ERP system. This upgrade facilitated Glencore’s daily operation from an administration point of view.

Glencore was very pleased with the purchase of the Tamtron Power wheel loader scales and the addition of the WNexus service. Glencore uses the WNexus service to keep an eye on the big picture. Also, Glencore has been able to monitor all amounts of material which is processed on site, control stock quantities, monitor operator work flows and to use the weighing data to make the business as profitable as possible.

For Glencore it was very important to be able to capture the weighing data from the scales in real time. This way the client was able to manage their in stock quantities also in real time. The Tamtron Power wheel loader scale facilitated the use of Glencore’s own ERP software as all the necessary data could be found in one place.

For more information on the Tamtron Power wheel loader scale please contact:

Mr. Tuomas Laine, Sales Manager, +358 40 657 9980 or tuomas.laine@tamtron.fi