ABB launches new hoist assessment service “Hoist Performance Fingerprint”

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Leading power and automation technology group ABB has announced the launch of the Hoist Performance Fingerprint – a new service product aimed at helping mining customers reduce maintenance costs and improve safety and asset performance.

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Developed and performed by highly experienced ABB service experts, the Hoist Performance Fingerprint is a consulting and audit service consisting of a structured audit of complete hoist systems which cover all electrical and mechanical parts to ensure reliable and safe hoist operations.

According to the press release by ABB, the entire hoist system is assessed, analysed and tested using high quality data collected from over 20 pre-defined points and a structured tailored analysis tool.

This data forms the backbone for any further analysis done after leaving the site. All results, findings as well as corresponding recommendations for optimisations and improvements, are then presented to the customer in a detailed report for follow-up.


“The Hoist Performance Fingerprint is a cost-effective service that provides diagnostics, key findings and recommendations in less than a week. By assessing and analysing all electrical and mechanical parts of the hoist system we offer our customers a comprehensive service solution from a single source. This holistic concept is unique in the underground mining market,” said Remy Lanoue, Global Head of Service Mining.

A mine hoist system is not only essential to keep production running, it also transports mining staff below ground, which makes it an integral part of the mining operation. Therefore, its reliable and safe operation is key for mine operators, particularly, as many countries have special legislative requirements in place defined by the respective mining authorities. The expert concept of the new Hoist Performance Fingerprint ensures that all these requirements are met allowing customers to focus on their daily business.

ABB has a proven expertise in the underground mining business: ABB experts can engineer, deliver, install and perform services for entire mechanical and electrical mine hoist systems of all types — friction hoists, single- and double-drum hoists. Since the first hoist system was delivered in 1937, more than 700 ABB units have been installed all over the world.

The ABB Group is leader in power and automation technologies and consists of companies operating in around 100 countries with approximately 145,000 employees.