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Table of Contents
                            SELD7003-03.doc
	Index of Bulletins
SELD7004-02.doc
	Bulletin Filing Instructions
SELD7005-02.doc
	Introduction
SELD7006-02.doc
	VIMS Features and Benefits
SELD7007-02.doc
	Effective Application by the Customer
SELD7010-02.doc
	Implementation Plan Development
SELD7011-02.doc
	VIMS Training
AEXC0680.pdf
SELD7019-02.doc
	VIMS and Maintenance Management
SELD7015-02.doc
	Troubleshooting with VIMS
SELD7017-02.doc
	Evaluating Operator Techniques
SELD7025-01.doc
	VIMS Data Application Guide
	VIMS for Maintenance
		Engine (all VIMS machines)
			Exhaust Temperatures
			Air Filter Restriction (102/102A)
			Engine Coolant Temperature (117)
			Aftercooler Coolant Temperature (101)
			Boost Pressure (108)
			Engine Oil Pressure
		Powertrain (OHT)
			Torque Converter and Transmission
		Powertrain (Wheel Loader)
			Torque Converter Outlet Oil Temperature
		Machine Systems (OHT)
			Suspension Cylinders
			Brake Oil Temperature
		Machine Systems (Wheel Loaders & Hydraulic Excavators)
			Hydraulic Oil Temperature in WTL & HEX
			Hydraulic Pump Drive Oil Temperatures in WTL & HEX
			Pilot Pump Pressure (Swing Brake/Pilot Pump – 5230 only)
		VIMS Event List (all VIMS machines)
			Machine System Events
	VIMS for Operations
		Payload Data Management
			Basic Asset Utilization
			Production Efficiency and Productivity
			Payload Management
			Use of Payload Filters
		Haul Road Design and Maintenance
		Operator Assessment and Training
		VIMS Event List - Operator Induced Events
SELD7014-02.rtf
	Off Highway Truck Signature Test – 777 – 793
SELD7026-01.rtf
	Off-Highway Truck Signature Test - 797
SELD7023-02.rtf
	Wheel Loader Signature Test - 994AKIT & 994D
SELD7027-01.rtf
	Wheel Loader Signature Test - 992G
SELD7008-02.doc
	Getting Help and Reference Material
                        
Document Text Contents
Page 1

Bulletin No. 1-1 (6/07)
File Under Introduction

VIMS™ APPLICATION GUIDE

VIMS BULLETIN


Index of Bulletins

Title Form No. Bulletin No. Date

TAB 1 Introduction
Index …………………………………… SELD7003 VIMS 1-1 6/07
Bulletin Filing Instructions …………….. SELD7004 VIMS 1-2 5/06
Introduction ……………………………. SELD7005 VIMS 1-3 5/06

TAB 2 System and Implementation
VIMS Features and Benefits …………… SELD7006 VIMS 2-1 7/06
Effective Application by the Customer … SELD7007 VIMS 2-2 5/06

Implementation Plan Development ……. SELD7010 VIMS 2-3 5/06

TAB 3 Training
VIMS Training ………………………… SELD7011 VIMS 3-1 7/06
VIMS Frequently Asked Questions……. AEXC0680 1/07

TAB 4 Applications
VIMS and Maintenance Management …. SELD7019 VIMS 4-1 5/06
Troubleshooting with VIMS …………… SELD7015 VIMS 4-2 5/06
Evaluating Operator Techniques……….. SELD7017 VIMS 4-3 5/06

VIMS Data Application Guide…………. SELD7025 VIMS 4-4 5/06

TAB 5 Machine Signature Tests
Off-Highway Truck Signature Test -
777 - 793 …………………………… SELD7014 VIMS 5-1 6/06
Off-Highway Truck Signature Test -
797 …………………………………. SELD7026 VIMS 5-2 6/06
Wheel Loader Signature Test -
994AKIT & 994D …………………. SELD7023 VIMS 5-3 5/06
Wheel Loader Signature Test -
992G ……………………………….. SELD7027 VIMS 5-4 5/06

TAB 6 Appendix
Getting Help and Reference Material ….. SELD7008 VIMS 6-1 5/06


SELD7003-03 ©2007 Caterpillar Inc.
Printed in U.S.A. (4/08)

Page 2

Bulletin No. 1-2 (5/06)
File Under Introduction

VIMS™ APPLICATION GUIDE

VIMS BULLETIN



Bulletin Filing Instructions


Periodically you will receive additional
information about VIMS in the form of
VIMS Bulletins. These bulletins should
be filed in numeric sequence in this
binder under the correct category. The
bulletin number is located in the upper
right-hand corner of each bulletin, as
follows:

Bulletin No. 1-2

The first number is the category of the
bulletin and indicates which TAB the
bulletin should be filed under.
Categories for the various tabs are:


TAB 1 - Introduction

TAB 2 - System and Implementation

TAB 3 - Training

TAB 4 - Applications

TAB 5 - Machine Signature Tests

TAB 6 - Appendix


The second number indicates the bulletin
sequence in that particular category.
Bulletin 1-2 should be filed as the
second bulletin under TAB 1.

Bulletins are dated for replacement
purposes. For instance, if the
information in Bulletin No. 1-2 (5/06)
becomes obsolete, it will be replaced by
a new bulletin with a later date listed at

the top right-hand corner of the front
page of the bulletin as in the following
example:


Bulletin No. VIMS 1-2 (5/06)

Replaces VIMS 1-2 (5/96)


Information supplementing a bulletin
already in existence will use a point
number (for example, Bulletin 1-4.1
(5/06). This will allow the
supplementary bulletin to be filed next to
the original bulletin even though there
may already be a Bulletin 1-5, Bulletin
1-6, etc.

You will periodically receive an updated
index that will include any new bulletins
issued since the last update.

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you have just built and check the box
that makes the filter active.

Typically using a filter to remove very
low and very high loads is enough to
remove the majority of nuisance loads
in the database. Filter conditions can
also be added to condition the data to
remove other factors that may be
noticed during analysis, or that may
help generate the right data conditions
for further analysis.

A Loader Pass Cut; number of
loader passes must be less than
this number:
(five passes in this example if
the loader typically loads the
truck in only 3 passes)
Select Logic, Inside AND
Parameter, Loader Passes
Criteria, <= Limit, 5
Hit OK then Cancel then ADD
to add the next filter condition.
A Load Time Cut; total loading
time must be less than this
number:
(5 minutes in this example
which is twice the standard
loading time is only 2.5 minutes)
Select Logic, Inside AND
Parameter, Load Time Criteria,
<= Limit, 00:05:00
Hit OK the Cancel then ADD to
add the next filter condition.
A Haul Distance Cut; total cycle
time must be greater than this
number:
(0.4 km in this example if a
normal haul is 0.6 km minimum)
Select Logic, Inside AND
Parameter, Haul Distance
Criteria => Limit, 0.4
Hit OK then Cancel the ADD to
add the next filter condition or
Close then Select and activate
the filter.


It is also advisable to check that all
payloads over 120% of Target Payload

are being dumped at the shovel, or at
least not carried more than 0.3 km (1/5
mile). To set this filter key ADD a
Group

An Overload condition; Payload
weight must be heavier than this
number
(270 tons in this example which
is 120% of the 225 ton Target
Payload)
Select Logic, Inside AND
Parameter, Payload Criteria,
>= Limit 270 tons.
Hit OK then Cancel then ADD
to add the next filter condition.
A Distance condition; Haul
distance with the overload must
be greater than this number
Select logic, Inside AND
Parameter, Loaded Travel
Distance Criteria >= Limit 0.3
km. Hit OK and the filter is
complete. Now CLOSE and
select the filter name you have
just built. Check the box to
activate the filter.


In the Payload Management screen, a
simple filter is available that cuts out
loads below a certain payload. Access
to this function is through the Filter
Selection tab. We recommend that this
be set at the payload weight equal to a
single pass from the loading tool on the
site.


Haul Road Design and
Maintenance

VIMS data logger data can be collected
and analyzed using the Application
Severity Analysis (ASA) software
program to identify areas of the mine
haul road that:

Can cause high stress and
potential loss of component life

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in OHT mainframes and
powertrain components.
Reducing productivity efficiency
through slowing the machine
due to high rolling resistance,
pinch-points, excessive gear
shifting, etc.


Refer to the Application Severity
Analysis (ASA) Application Guide
available through the Mining Project
Managers’ Toolkit in the CAT
Knowledge Network. The full web
address is:
https://kn.cat.com/guides.cfm?id=6232
This site also makes available an ASA
User Guide and the ASA software
executable.


Operator Assessment and
Training

As previously explained, the VIMS
Event List collects system alarm and
other condition events that can be used
to identify machine system problems and
the need for additional Operator training.
The Event List can be reviewed using
VIMSpc/VIMS Supervisor, while VIMS
Supervisor also allows the analysis of
VIMS Events over an entire fleet.
Machine System Events have been
covered previously. This section will
address the other major source of VIMS
Events, those that are Operator Induced
Events.



VIMS Event List - Operator
Induced Events


Operator induced events are those most
likely caused by incorrect operation of
the machine. In all but the most blatant
cases of willful machine ‘abuse’ they
should be used to identify opportunities
for additional operator training
requirements rather than in any
disciplinary action.
We recommend that the customer’s
Training organization receive VIMS
Event reports on a regular basis so that
individual needs can be identified and
additional training scheduled.

Reasons for Operator Induced Events
include:

These can be cause inadvertently
because of a lack of operator
training in the areas of:

o Correct operating
practices for the machine

o A lack of understanding
of the capability of the
machine

o A lack of understanding
of the systems operation
of the machine

o Incorrect
acknowledgement or
required action taken
during VIMS Event
Alarm

It may be caused by operating
conditions that inadvertently
cause the event such as:

o Haul road design or
maintenance issues
(including the Loading
and Dump Zones)

o Material conditions at the
loading face

It can also be caused by a
conscious effort on the part of
the operator to operate the

Machine outside its design
capability / envelope. In some
cases this may be direct ‘abuse’
of the machine through the
operator’s decision, or as

directed by mine management.
Examples of Operator Induced
Events include:




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Bulletin No. 6-1 (5/06)
File Under Appendix

VIMS™ APPLICATION GUIDE

VIMS BULLETIN



Getting Help and Reference Material

Intended Audience:

Dealer Sales personnel
Dealer Product Support personnel
Dealer Project Manager located at
the customer job site
Dealer Shop and Field Service
personnel


Note: Caterpillar Inc. provides a well-

trained technical staff to assist
you, if needed. Technical
assistance is available based on
the type of problem you may
experience. If you still need help
after reviewing the VIMS
documentation, you should
contact the appropriate help
source based on the instructions
given in this bulletin.


VIMSpc
VIMSpc consists of equipment that is
not on the machine such as a laptop
computer or desktop computer. For
assistance in solving problems with
VIMSpc hardware or software contact
your local Dealer Solution Network
(DSN) or the VIMS Product Support
Hotline at 1-800-290-1808 for U.S.A.
and Canada or 1-309-675-6229 for
outside North America during the hours
of 8 AM to 5 PM Central time.

Onboard VIMS
If help is needed in resolving product
problems such as machine events

(machine operating outside normal
limits), or system events (machine has
an job site electrical fault), contact the
designated technical support Product
Analyst for assistance.


Data Analysis
Downloaded data can be utilized to
determine machine condition and need
for repairs, monitor trend information to
predict future problems, compare
productivity and performance, and create
meaningful output reports for
management evaluation. As effective
methods are identified to aid in analysis
of VIMS information, recommended
practices and techniques will be
communicated through updates and
additions to VIMS Bulletins as well as
other technical documentation.

If help is required in analysis or
interpretation of VIMS data, dealers
should contact the designated technical
support Product Analyst for assistance.

VIMS Reference Material
Reference material is listed below. The
Cat Miner (VIMS) website also offers
additional information and the URL is
https://catminer.cat.com/cda/layout?m=3
27&x=7.




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VIMS Reference Material



Title Form No.

VIMS System Operation (68k) SENR6059

VIMS System Operation (ABL) RENR2630

VIMS Truck Payload System with 2nd Gear
Weighing Systems Operation RENR2635

Road Analysis Control Systems Operation RENR2636

VIMS Product Bulletin TEJB6036

The Value of VIMS Application (Fleet) Salesgram TELQ0279

The Value of VIMS Application (Maintenance) Salesgram TELQ0280

External Payload Display Salesgram TELQ3746

VIMS Supervisor Salesgram TELQ3763

Speed Management for CAT Mining Trucks
TMPH, Speed Managers Salesgram TEKQ0350

VIMSpc (Dealer License) JERD2137

VIMSpc (Dealer Subscription) JERD2138

VIMSpc (Customer Subscription) JERD2175

VIMS Supervisor (Subscription) YERA1403

VIMS Guardian (Installation) REHS2832

VIMS Guardian (Ordering) PELJ0740

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