Schneider and Ampcontrol partner to optimise underground coal

Schneider Electric and Ampcontrol have partnered to develop new operational intelligence solutions for underground coal mining.

According to Schneider "the collaboration will see the development of an effective solution modelled on Schneider Electric's current Ampla Manufacturing Execution System (MES), leveraging Ampcontrol's underground coal systems and process expertise".

The two companies are aiming to develop an operational management solution capable of providing mining customers with an improved level of production insight into underground performance of underground operations.

"As the importance of mining efficiency and reliability grows, the combined expertise of Schneider Electric and Ampcontrol ensures these specific needs of underground coal mining will be met," Schneider's global strategic alliance manger, Yong The, said.

"We are confident in the integration with Ampcontrol and their capabilities in offering electrical and control system implementation in the underground mining domain."

Amp Control BDM Troy McKay added that the collaboration will allow both companies to expand their footprint in electro-technology and 'real time solutions' for the underground mining sector.

McKay went on to say the short term focus will be on Australia, with an eye to expand globally afterwards.

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