OPINION: Digital investments, new business models, digital twins and IoT empower mining companies to leverage industry recovery
After a tough couple of years, the recovery of the mining industry started in 2017, and now is the time to kick it into a higher gear and benefit from being an early mover. Digital investments and new charging models are a couple of the initiatives companies will be pioneering to leverage the industry turnaround … Continue reading OPINION: Digital investments, new business models, digital twins and IoT empower mining companies to leverage industry recovery
Rio Tinto will expand its autonomous truck operations to the West Angelas mine this year, giving it five iron ore sites with driverless vehicles in the Pilbara of Western Australia.
Australian resources and energy group, AMMA (the Australian Mines and Metals Association) has submitted a report to the Senate Select Committee on the Future of Work and Workers citing the desire for flexible, non-traditional work opportunities as a key trend of Australian resources and energy workers.
Strengthening commodity prices have guided Rio Tinto to an almost doubling of profits and a record dividend for shareholders.
Komatsu plans to accelerate the pace of mining automation through the ongoing development of its autonomous haulage system (AHS).
The dark days of mining’s downturn may be over but the industry’s leaders now have different challenges to grapple with, according to Newport Consulting.
Transportation is one of the most crucial steps in the mining industry. All the gold in the world is worth next to nil with no place to go, so an expedient and extensive road network is imperative for success.
Rio Tinto has met its 2017 Pilbara iron ore shipments target after delivering a 3 per cent year-on-year increase during the December quarter.
YUMARR Automation heads Nicky Guenther and Holger Salow discuss the growing demand for better and safer automation solutions in heavy industry.
The global mining automation market is expected to grow in value by almost 50 per cent by 2023, according to a report.
Rio Tinto is a step closer to its goal of having a network of driverless trains in the Pilbara after undertaking the first fully autonomous rail journey at the Western Australian iron ore operations.
Energy management and automation specialist Schneider Electric has introduced new EcoStruxure software solutions, bringing measurably profitable asset and operation reliability to the industrial market.
Technology is moving and taking mining along for the ride. A panel of Sandvik experts provides an insight into the latest technology developments at the company and what the industry can expect next.
Sandvik is introducing new intelligent mining trucks for automated haulage, targeting tangible benefits in safety, productivity and profitability.
Demand for mining equipment with current technology and greater efficiencies continues to grow on the second-hand auction market, according to Ernst & Young (EY).
With more autonomous mining equipment entering the marketplace, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is focused on developing new solutions that have been successfully tested in Australian conditions.
Rockwell Automation and Gekko Systems have joined forces to develop software solutions that assist mining companies to account for metal content in ore processing plants and provide the analytical capability to audit and improve operating performance.
The smart mining market is on track for substantial growth in the coming years, a new report by Transparency Market Research has found.
Atlas Copco has launched the Dynamic tunnelling package, new automation software which it says improves accuracy of the excavation as drill plans are always fitted for the current section.
Komatsu Australia’s new intelligent machine control (iMC) excavator features a factory-integrated 3D GNSS machine control and guidance system.