Michelin reveals new monitoring system

Michelin Earthmover has introduced MEMS Evolution3, the latest version in its earthmover management system that provides mining operations managers with real-time data about tyre temperature and pressure conditions
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Michelin has added to its earthmover tyre management range

Nadav Shemer

According to Michelin, MEMS is the most widely used tyre-monitoring system in the world, servicing more than 1,400 rigid dump trucks in 35 mines in nine countries.

Evolution3 uses the latest-generation tyre-pressure monitoring system sensor and new, improved software, Michelin said, explaining that this enables it to increase safety, extend tyre life, increase utilisation time, reduce costs and increase mine productivity while working under the most difficult and demanding industrial conditions. 

MEMS Evolution3 sends critical tyre-related data and alerts to operators via various communication channel options. With this system, downtime can be anticipated and avoided through detection of slow pressure losses.  An inflation monitor compensates tyre-pressure limits for ambient temperature, so that when tyre temperatures change, operators can know immediately if there is an alert and change routes. 

"Equipment worth millions of dollars that carries hundreds of tonnes of material on steep slopes and rugged terrain needs to ride on safe and reliable tyres," said Jamey Fish, director of earthmover marketing for Michelin North America. "MEMS Evolution3 provides immediate operational gains and anticipates tyre issues for surface mine operators."