In pit crushing and conveying is being touted as the future of open cut mining.
Can the greater use of in-pit crushing and conveying (IPCC) systems by Australian mining companies reduce their exposure to the skills shortage, equipment and tyre availability problems, diesel fuel requirements and help companies with their carbon credits?
As fuel prices rise haulage operations are becoming more and more expensive.
In pit crushing and conveying (IPCC) is now making its way on site as a viable alternative to large fleets of trucks on site.
But what will it look like in action?
While some sites around Australia have already implemented the process, many still use a manual or automated truck fleet.
Sandvik is highlighting its latest development, a semi-mobile IPCC concept, which not only cuts the number of trucks on site, but also solves the problems plaguing IPPC, mainly moving as the mine develops.