Graco Inc.

New EMEA Mine Installation of a Matrix 3 System

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Application

For their installation, Mantrac Ghana requested high flow Graco equipment to keep the dispensing times to a minimum in a quest for increased operational effectiveness.
Mantrac Ghana also wanted to have an installed system which allowed them to better control and manage their oil and anti-freeze inventories, add accountability to the use of these fluids and reduce costly shrinkage.

Solution

The fluid dispensing and management system installed at Mantrac Ghana includes the Graco Fireball™ 425 3:1 pneumatic pumps & Graco XD hose reels. These were specified due to the high filling rates required for 4 oil grades: hydraulic oil, gear oil, 2 x engine oils & coolant. The new Matrix™ 3 fluid management system was also installed in conjunction with the system.

Results

Due to the successful installation and subsequent great performance of the Matrix™ fluid management system, Mantrac will now additionally increase the scope of their Matrix 3 system. This will be achieved by adding 4 more dispense points to a current skid-mounted maintenance unit located in an attached building area and which is approximately 100 meters away from the current installation. The same Matrix 3 transceiver will be used for the addition, while 4 additional Matrix meters, PACs and TLMs will be installed into the skid-mounted oil dispensing system.

Mr Stephen Phyffer, Service Engineer of Mantrac Ghana, was impressed with the ease of installation & software setup, coupled with the functionality of being able to accurately measure the usage of each type of oil & coolant dispensed by each mechanic/technician.

Mr. Stephen advises “Excellent system and easy to use. Installation not difficult as well and everything are properly explain in the brochures. We are running the system close to 2 months now and we can see a reduction in our lube issuing comparing to the old system that we had used before. This system will pay for itself, depending of the size of the business, in 1 year. I would recommend this system to every business man who wants to save on his lube bill”.
 

Specifications

End-User:
Mantrac (Caterpillar dealership)
workshop at the Newmont Ahafo gold mine in Ghana

Industry Market Sector:
Mantrac Ghana has service & maintenance contracts with the Newmont Ahafo mine for their mining vehicles, including 32 CAT 785 c haulage trucks, 5 CAT 992 G front end loaders and various other Caterpillar machinery.

Application:
Oil and Anti-Freeze
Dispensing System

Graco Equipment:

  • Fireball 425 3:1
  • XD Hose Reels
  • Matrix 3 Premier

Distributor Details:
Hyspec Ghana Limited
Plot 17, 30 Reach Road
X Takoradi
Ghana
www.hyspec.net

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