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.
IFS is set to release a new product that it claims will shorten the time from ideas to tangible benefits for mining customers’ IoT initiatives by providing an end-to-end architecture and the ability to turn IoT discoveries into actions. IFS IoT Business Connector has been designed to de-risk and accelerate IoT initiatives in areas such … Continue reading New IoT solution to help mining companies drive digital transformation
Atlas Copco has demonstrated the robustness of its newly released automated Boomer S2 by letting the ‘Hydraulic Press Guy’ launch objects at it.
Barrick Gold has partnered with Cisco to digitally reinvent their mining business to improve their systems, processes, and productivity.
In the second in a three-part series, Schneider Electric BDM Pacific, Shane Ayerst explores how process automation systems can evolve mining plants and help address the process operation challenges faced by mining industry today.
Volvo Trucks’ Iron Knight has officially won the title of the world’s fastest truck, beating the existing speed records in both the 500 and 1,000 metre standing start categories on a test track in Sweden. The custom-built semi achieved a time of 13.710 seconds over 500 metres with an average speed of 169kph and completed … Continue reading Volvo breaks record for world’s fastest truck
A new study that developed evidence based scenarios for 2036, depicts how automation and manufacturing could grow in the construction sector, creating more knowledge intensive jobs as a result.
An insight into all of the top ten trends for 2016, and how they will affect you and your mine. Cole Latimer writes.
Schneider Electric BDM Pacific, Shane Ayerst explores how process automation systems can evolve mining plants and help address the process operation challenges faced by mining industry today.
The mining industry may not be at its economic peak, but it is a peak time for it to institute major change.
So what happens when we introduce artificial intelligence (AI) into the mix? With AI, these devices can evolve their behaviour in response to changing contexts. Just like how living beings optimise their behaviour to their surroundings, even smaller IoT devices around us can run AI machines that evolve their software over time.