Recently, one of the most established mining complexes in Australia’s Hunter Valley were granted governmental approval to expand their operations, increasing production to 4 million tonnes of export quality coal annually. They were looking for a robust, reliable and cost-effective bin level measurement system to improve the inventory monitoring and level control systems they had in place.

Bolt-On Strain Gauge Sensors Application In The Mining Industry

The Coal Mine complex is operating 24 hours a day 7 days a week. With 3 trains of 80 carriages a day, they aim to ship about 240,000 tonnes of coal per day. As a day’s delay can cost the company up to £16M a day, it’s imperative to eliminate unnecessary failures and reduce maintenance issues to a minimum.

Having concerns about the reliability of conventional systems on the market, they implemented Datum’s 3–hole bolt-on weighing sensors, ideally suited for inventory monitoring and process control, ensuring reliable operations in the mining industry. Their low maintenance requirements along with the ability to compensate for temperature changes, result in reducing maintenance issues and eliminating risks of potential failures, resulting in millions of potential savings in a single day.  

  You can read the full case study here:  Bolt-On Strain Gauge Sensors: Real World Application In The Mining Industry   Looking for an opportunity to increase the efficiency of electrical and mechanical equipment or enhance its operational longevity or save money? Our Bolt-On Strain Gauge Sensor solutions have been successfully implemented in various strain, load and weight measurement applications, including heavy vehicles, silo, bridges, vessels and even underwater constructions.   If you want to know if they are right for you, give our sales team a call on +44 (0)1983 28 28 34 or drop them an email to:

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