DOI: 10.1155/2013/913048
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Abstract: Mobile mining equipment often operates in harsh environments characterised by remote locations and highly variable rock and operating conditions. This research explores the hypothesis that the failure behaviour of mining equipment is influenced by the physical properties of the ore and waste. We describe a method of examining this relationship via data mining on maintenance records and apply it to the hydraulic cylinders of two classes of earthmoving mobile equipment. Failure data for the analysis are drawn f…

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