Services – Mines & Quarries
When services equate to productivity
To choose Michelin to equip a fleet of Civil Engineering machines is to make the choice of tyres known across the world for their performance. But it also means being able to benefit from the advice of our experts, present on the ground and at your side, in all areas associated with tyres and their application on sites, aiming to help you to optimise their use.
To choose Michelin is to have access to a range of services, all with the same objective: to make sure that Michelin tyres, high-technology products, achieve their full potential performance on a daily basis.
Analysing the real driving and tyre-use conditions on sites, remotely controlling and maintaining the tyres throughout their lifetimes, managing tyres for vehicle fleets, treating and recovering used tyres… these are the services offered by Michelin and its partners around the world.
A complete and innovative tyre management systemMEMS®4 is the fourth generation of the famous Michelin Earthmover Management System; a TPMS solution for managing mining vehicles which has taken the concept of connected tyres even further. By adding real-time GPS location and accelerometer data to its digital platform, this dedicated service for mining professionals reduces tyre maintenance costs, increases vehicle availability and operational safety.
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Improved safety, improved reliability, more savings Monitoring solution for the temperature and pressure of your tyres. Available for small mines and quarry sites.
The service life of a tyre is highly dependent on how well the tracks are maintained (presence of stones, ruts/undulations, drainage efficiency, etc.) This is why our technicians are on hand to carry out site audits and propose improvement measures.
Tools to improve durability
The Michelin Civil Engineering team also has an advisory role, assisting its partners in reducing their environmental footprints. Michelin’s field experts have a tool that, by measuring parameters such as the real loads of machines, track profiles (climbs, descents, bends, etc.) and driving cycles (accelerations, braking, etc.), can estimate your tyres’ carbon footprint.
With the MEMS (see above), you can remotely control a tyre's pressure and temperature in real time, making it possible to optimise tyre use and thus cut down machine and lorry downtimes, reduce tyre maintenance burdens and ensure greater safety for the operators.
With these tools at your service, your tyres last longer and your environmental footprint is reduced.
Recycling and recovery of used tyres
Wherever it can, Michelin supports and helps to set up structures to deal with the collection and recycling of used tyres. Civil Engineering tyres, depending on their size, can be treated by the same recovery channels as all other types of tyres. A number of industries around the world have turned to used tyres as an alternative fuel in the furnaces of their thermal power stations, industrial boilers, incinerators, cement works, etc. In the United States, more than 150 million tyres have been transformed and used to generate energy over the course of the last ten years.
Used tyres have also found many other applications: incorporated in the constructions of waterproof structures, used as infill for earthworks or put to use in noise-resistant walls, they constitute a raw material possessing numerous advantages. They can also be found in road surfaces, increasing their durability and cutting down traffic noise.
All our Civil Engineering and Handling tyres are repairable to the extent of the damage they have suffered. Any repair must be carried out by a Michelin-accredited professional. It will enable you to extend the life of your tyre.