Scott Technology has started constructing an automated mine site laboratory at Rio Tinto’s Koodaideri Iron Ore project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
What’s the deal with automation and augmented reality? OSIsoft and Rockwell Automation debunk high technology myths with Vanessa Zhou.
Fortescue has rolled out its 100th autonomous haul truck conversion at its Chichester Hub in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
Removing miners from dangerous or monotonous tasks by using automation and remote operating technology helps companies to work safer and more productively. Dares Technology has another method that helps monitor conditions from afar.
Fortescue Metals Group’s Integrated Operations Centre allows workers to operate a mine, rail and port network that is 1200 kilometres away. And during COVID-19, it sets a blueprint for what the industry can do to safeguard operations in the future. Nickolas Zakharia writes.
Infrastructure SA has released a 20-year infrastructure strategy for South Australia that includes short- and long-term strategies to grow the state’s resources sector.
Mining, metals and materials companies have increased their investment in automation and technological innovation in recent years.
MPC Kinetic has launched its first fully autonomous excavators in Queensland, with more to come as the company aims to usher in a new era of excavation machinery.
With an influx of automation technology entering the mining industry, companies continue to look for ways to take advantage of the latest gadgets. And as the coronavirus causes ripple-effects across the country’s workforce, automation could prove to be a saving grace.
Whitehaven Coal has commenced its operation of autonomous haulage system (AHS) at the Maules Creek mine in New South Wales.
The Swedish original equipment manufacturer has released AutoMine for Trucks, a first for autonomous ramp haulage applications in underground mining. How will the system benefit the industry in Australia?
RPMGlobal has been pivotal in developing the International Society of Automation (ISA-95) committee’s information exchange profile, essential for the ISA-95’s development of mining sector integration scenarios.
Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has launched AutoMine for Trucks, an industry first for autonomous ramp haulage in underground mines.
Metso and Outotec are on the verge of combining into a minerals processing powerhouse. Ben Creagh explores what this, along with Metso’s vision for autonomous mineral processing, means for mining.
Newmont has approved a $US150 million ($227 million) investment in a Caterpillar autonomous haulage system (AHS) at the Boddington gold mine in Western Australia.
Rio Tinto has awarded Scott Technology a contract to design and build an automated mine laboratory for the Koodaideri iron ore project in the Pilbara, Western Australia.
Northparkes copper mine took its first steps towards underground loader automation back in the 1990s. More than 20 years on, it has become a global showcase for the enormous safety, maintenance and productivity benefits that automation can provide.
The Australian technology industry will only realise the full benefit of automation in the resources sector if vendors become ‘brand agnostic’ and open to collaboration with competitors, according to researchers and industry experts.
National Group’s managing director Mark Ackroyd looks at mining industry trends – past, present and future, renting versus buying machinery and the rise of automation.
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