Frontier Automation’s flagship product 3DReclaim is tailor made for reclaimers for use in stockyards of iron ore, coal and other mining or bulk material handling facilities.
It uses Frontier’s patented machine vision control system and has been proven in a range of customer installations to dramatically improve reclaimer performance in comparison to conventional PLC-based methods. 3DReclaim actively scans stockpile volume ahead of the bucket wheel in real time to directly control the reclaim process with the world’s first truly volume-based controller.
The system optimises face up and end of bench sequences and controls the slew turnaround to minimise unproductive air digging. It also prevents downtime through bogging events typical for conventional control operations.