May 1, 2013
Littleton, CO. – International Fleet Management and Technology Integrator EMI-Global headquartered in Littleton, CO. and N C Machinery, Fairbanks, AK. teamed together to install Temp-A-Start, an Automatic Start/Stop Technology on a Caterpillar 785D Haul Truck for Usibelli Coal Mine Inc. in Healy, Alaska.
The installation was completed in February, 2013 with excellent results.
According to EMI-Global this is the first Temp-A-Start installation of its kind in the mining industry on a machine that is equipped with an air-start system.
The Automatic Start/Stop technology was introduced by EMI-Global to the Alaska construction, oil and gas and mining industries in 2005.
The technology, designed to reduce idle times on machinery, was estimated to save machinery operators in Prudhoe Bay, AK. “as much as $560,000 during a single 10-hour shift, solely by reducing idle times” according to an article published in the Alaska Business magazine in November, 2007.
More About EMI-Global and NC Machinery
EMI-Global was founded in 2000 by Richard LeFrancois with designations as a VOSB (Veteran Owned Small Business) and is HUB Zone certified.
Mr. LeFrancois, a 30 year veteran in the machinery industry is known as an “efficiency expert” with EMI-Global supporting clients Conoco-Phillips Alaska, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, Teck Resources Limited, Vale, Petaquilla Minerals, Calfrac Well Services, Great West Kenworth, MHC Kenworth, Navistar and many others.
N C Machinery is the Caterpillar® Dealer in Western and Central Washington and Alaska. With facilities in 14 Washington and Alaska cities operating under the names N C Machinery and N C The Cat Rental Store, N C Machinery offers Caterpillar® and other preferred brand equipment sales, parts, service and rentals.