Case Study: Anglo American Capcoal, QLD – Our Journey to Online Vibration Monitoring

Anthony Manousso, Control System Coordinator, Anglo American Capcoal, QLD


A look into how why online vibration monitoring from Rockwell Automation was selected to protect conveying assets at German Creek operation for Anglo American Capcoal in QLD which primarily produces quality hard coking coal for export steel markets.  These important assets on site were providing unforeseen failures and attributing to significant downtime on the site.  The case study will look at our journey to implement a online vibration monitoring protection system which has substantially improved our maintenance requirements on these important assets.


  • Explanation of site setup and legacy Condition monitoring setup if any
  • Benefits in moving to online solution
  • Explanation of the solution and how it was implemented
  • After implementation what are the gains to the company in implementing this solution


Employed with Anglo American Capcoal, QLD at the German Creek Operation as the Control System Coordinator with 20+ years experience in Electrical and control/automation Engineering in the Australian mining sector.  His main interest is automation having a passion for incorporating other technologies into the mining industry with his mantra being ‘It is all about working smarter not harder’.