Level control and de-blockage solution for all types of crushers
iCrusher PackageBlockage Control
iCrusher Blockage Control allows for detecting large rocks, material congestion or ore bridges in the upper crusher pit in real-time. Typically, an array of two or three iDRR (indurad DualRangeRadar) sensors is installed for this function.
iCrusher PackageLevel Control
iCrusher Level Control is a filling height measurement solution for crushers and crusher hoppers that works even in high dust levels. These real-time full 3D measurements can be used to control traffic lights to optimize truck dumping and as an input for truck dispatch systems. Past projects have proven to accelerate the dumping process by up to 20% per day. The same sensor system can be installed in the interior crusher chambers to avoid over- and underfilling.
iCrusher PackageOversize Detection
With iCrusher Oversize Detection sensors large lumps or oversized material can be detected on the material surface in time to initiate corrective action. This function significantly extends the lifetime of any type of crusher.
iCrusher PackageOrepass Monitoring
Orepasses are vertical openings in underground mines to transfer material from one level to the one below. With iCrusher Orepass 1D sensors, even the narrowest orepasses can be controlled for current material height to ensure a safe operation.
With iCrusher Orepass 3D sensors the geometric shape of the orepass can be measured and changes can be identified.
iCrusher PackageRock Hammer Automation
Once blockages, material bridges or oversize rocks are detected and located inside the crusher pit, the operator moves the rock hammer to destroy the blocking object.
A combination of indurad iDRR and iRTT technology allows for a full automation of the rock hammer without human remote interaction.
How does it work?
In combination with indurad iRTT™ (indurad RadioTransponderTag) technology, the rock hammer can be fully automated. iCrusher™ works worry-free and reliably even in difficult installation environments or in high dust or dirt particle concentrations.
Why is it an improvement?
- Laser sensors tend to fail in thick dust which occurs in highly dynamic environments such as crushers
- Level gauge radar sensors tend to provide insufficient data (1D, spillage, multipath reflections, slow measurement rate) that does not really improve the process
- Many other sensor types and technologies cannot be installed on crushers due to limited installation space
- Optimizing the dispatch of haulage trucks to the crusher and for the fleet control system
- Reduced wear of crushers due to process optimization and intelligent set points
- General digitalization of the crusher process and crusher components (requires input from PLC / crusher sensors)
- Optimization and automation of manual processes (Rockhammer)