Extracting coal or minerals from the surface or under the ground takes a lot of highly specialized equipment. Excavators, draglines, roof-bolting equipment, shearers, plows and conveyors are designed to handle soft or hard rock. Compact size, safety features, and the ability to handle heavy loads and high force are needed, and HydraForce cartridge valves can deliver the combination of pressure and flow to do the jobs.


IOT Fleet Management for Mining

HydraForce Internet of Things (IOT) fleet management technology improves miners’ ability to schedule maintenance and helps avoid breakdowns on heavy duty above and below ground mining equipment. It can also perform diagnostics, track usage, log location, adjust settings, and update software on the machinery. It’s a direct connection to the central or home office that helps improve asset reliability and utilization.

HydraForce understands the demands that coal and mineral extraction places on mining equipment. Our IOT fleet management technology helps prevent breakdowns at inopportune times, improves reliability, and even extends equipment life.

IOT Fleet Management Solutions  

  • Monitoring and logging of key operating characteristics (cycles, hours, temperatures, pressures, vibration, etc.)
  • Reporting of key performance indicators
  • Remote adjustment of on-board settings (maximum permitted speeds, loads, etc.)
  • Updating of onboard software
  • Geo-location
  • Reducing the risk of breakdown and preventing unnecessary maintenance


Typical Applications

Conveying Systems

Conveyor speed control | Lift/lower controls | Motor synchronization

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Mining Trucks

Variable speed fan control | Brake controls | Priority steering controls | Accumulator charging

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