News  - 20 Mar 2023

PDS Wear – Wear Applications

What are the capabilities for capturing Wear in PDS on different Equipment Types?

PDS Wear can be configured to capture wear results in the field, then apply customised Alarm Points to forecast component replacement dates. Originally used for conveyor belts, wear is now being captured on a wide variety of equipment.

How Does it Work?

PDS can assist in the configuration to capture wear on any equipment types across your mine site. The implementation involves ascertaining what equipment is being tested, what surfaces will be measured, what type of measurements will be taken and the Alarm Point to calculate replacement dates.

These can be Multi Point measurements where a grid can be built to capture multiple results and profile views, or Single Point measurements, including on Complex 2D layouts.

Some examples include –

  • Rail/Shuttle/Bogie/Trunnion Wheels – Outer Diameter/Wheel Tread Depth/Inner Flange & Outer Flange Thickness
  • Rail Height
  • Cone Crusher Bowl/Mantle Liner Thickness
  • Pulley Lagging Thickness, Cleaner Blade Height, Cleaner Blade %
  • Apron Feeder Chain Length / Underpan Thickness, Chain Bush Thickness
  • Pipe Thickness, Liner Thickness, Screen Panel Thickness/Aperture/Open Area %
  • Sprocket Tooth Thickness/Depth, Pinion Clearance, Crusher Idler Diameter/Step Down Depth
  • Truck Tray / Excavator Bucket / Reclaimer Bucket & Cutter Thickness
  • Tension/Drive Tumbler Axial Thrust/Labyrinth Gap, Length

What are the benefits of using PDS to record Wear?

The PDS software makes it easy for infield data capture and real time forecasting against configurable alarm points to suit components.

The benefit to the business is the transparency for decision makers to access multiple sites’ data all at once, the ownership of data no matter who is collecting it, and the ability to conduct historical analysis to support improvement initiatives. Subscriptions of Wear Reports can also be set up to provide automatic reporting to relevant stakeholders.

Questions / Demo

Any questions regarding this new tool, please contact

PDS Planned Inspections – Multiple Faults for Large Assets