ABB's hoist assessment service launched in North America

ABB has rolled out its hoist assessment service, Hoist Performance Fingerprint, in three more countries. While the first roll-out took place end of last year in Australia, Sweden and South Africa, the second roll-out is again focused on strong underground mining markets – namely Canada, the US and Mexico
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ABB's Hoist Performance Fingerprint hoist assessment service has been rolled out in Canada, the US and Mexico

Ailbhe Goodbody

Hoist Performance Fingerprint helps customers assess and optimise the condition of their mine hoists. It consists of a structured audit of complete hoist systems – covering all electrical and mechanical parts to ensure reliable and safe hoist operation. It is a consulting and audit service developed and performed by highly experienced ABB service experts.

The entire hoist system is assessed, analysed and tested using high quality data collected from over 20 pre-defined points and a structured tailored analysis tool. This data forms the backbone for any further analysis done after leaving the site. All results and findings, as well as corresponding recommendations for optimisations and improvements, are then presented to the customer in a detailed report for follow-up.

Remy Lanoue, global service manager for ABB’s process industries business unit, said: “The Hoist Performance Fingerprint is a cost-effective service that provides diagnostics, key findings and recommendations in less than a week. By assessing and analysing all electrical and mechanical parts of the hoist system, we offer our customers a comprehensive service solution from a single source. This holistic concept is unique in the underground mining market.”

A mine hoist system is an intensive and important carrier in the mining process. It is not only essential to keep production running, but it also transports mining staff below ground. Therefore, its reliable and safe operation is key for mine operators, particularly as many countries have special legislative requirements in place defined by the respective mining authorities.

ABB stated that the concept of the new Hoist Performance Fingerprint ensures that all these requirements are met, allowing customers to focus on their daily business.