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.
Sandvik has introduced a new transmission for its TH663i and TH551i trucks that promises to increase productivity, improve reliability and reduce operating costs.
Sandvik’s conference may have been called “digitalisation in mining”, but it focussed on ensuring that people are part of the digital journey.
Sandvik is set to launch the first Stage V compliant underground loader after more than 10,000 hours of load haul dumping (LHD) underground testing.
Barminco has piloted a remote operations centre in Perth, which mobilised a machine at Independence Group’s Nova underground mine in Western Australia.
Sandvik has released the AutoMine Access API, the mining industry’s first interoperability platform for autonomous fleets, which connects non-Sandvik equipment.
Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has released its latest class of narrow size drills.
Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has unveiled a 12-tonne flameproof underground loader.
European surface and overland conveyor manufacturer Roxon has launched its entire range of materials handling and conveyor solutions in Australia.
Sandvik has released the 800i series of connected cone crushers to include three new high-performance crushers with automation and connectivity systems (ACS) as standard.
Underground mining contractor Byrnecut Australia has partnered with Immersive Technologies to develop a world-class technical training centre in Perth.
With integrated smart technology and user-focused features, Rammer Excellence Line of rockbreakers have helped users reduce breaking times and avoid unnecessary downtime.
Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has launched the Sandvik DT1132i jumbo, an underground drill rig for tunnelling excavation.
Barminco has taken delivery of the world’s first mobile raise boring machine with back reaming capability, adding the feature onto Sandvik’s Rhino 100 Mobile Raise Boring machine.
Sandvik has extended its My Sandvik portal to non-Sandvik brands after originally designing the platform for its own fleet.
The electrification of mines is not only good for the environment, but could improve project economics and strengthen licence to operate, according to mining executives from Australia and overseas.
Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has introduced the DD320S hydraulic drill for underground mining and tunneling operations.
Engineering group Sandvik has joined forces with Codelco to introduce state-of-the-art underground automation and digitalisation to the Chuquicamata mine in Chile.
Sandvik is bolstering its automation and digitalisation offering through the purchase of mining technology company Newtrax.
Sandvik has introduced an operator training simulator to provide a compact and flexible solution to safely train teams on the DD422i, DD422iE and DT922i drill rigs.