The Bradken Smart Liner system was developed to allow wear monitoring to be conducted remotely.
For operators using wear resistant products to protect their fixed plant equipment, wear liner monitoring typically requires manual wear inspections which can involve work in high-risk confined space environments inside chutes and hoppers.
The Smart Liner system features wear liners with built-in sensors that show operators how much wear life remains in each liner by sending data to an external control unit, taking them out of the hoppers and improving operator safety. The control unit periodically measures the sensors with data able to be accessed on line where operators can view live condition reports.
The Smart Liner system offers a number of operational beneﬁts in any application where liner thickness monitoring is necessary but difﬁcult, including:
Liner inspections and thickness monitoring no longer needs to be conducted in potentially unsafe environments like confined spaces inside chutes and hoppers. Making it possible for operators to check wear data remotely online significantly reduces the risk to their personal safety.
Some applications can require 80 plus hours to bulldoze the material stock pile in order to get access to the hopper and liners for inspection. The Smart Liner built-in monitoring system allows operators to get accurate live thickness data while the hopper is still working, minimising production downtime.
Reduced maintenance costs
The availability of live thickness data allows for liner change-outs to be optimised resulting in reduced maintenance costs and increased production. Wear life predictions and email alerts also improve shut-down planning and reduce the likelihood of unplanned maintenance downtime.