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ABB Automation boosts Productivity at Swedish Mine

Boliden and ABB completed the USD 580 million project at Garpenberg on time and on budget in mid-2014.
Mining Automation
ABB, the power and automation group, has deployed a tailored technological solution to transform Boliden AB’s Garpenberg mine in central Sweden into one of the most-efficient and productive mines in the world. Autonomous processes stretching a kilometer underground are unified in a single system driving efficiency and productivity to the next level. Boliden transformed the mine over four years in close cooperation with ABB, building on the principles of the Internet of Things, Services and People.

Komatsu’s Autonomous Haulage System passes 330 million tonne landmark

The FrontRunner truck’s Obstacle Detection System (ODS) can detect light mine vehicles and other mobile mine equipment on the mine site.
Autonomous Mine Trucks
The Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) pioneered by global mining and construction equipment giant Komatsu for large mining operations, has passed a landmark milestone of 330-million tonnes of material moved. Based on conventional large mining trucks, Komatsu’s FrontRunner autonomous trucks are not remote controlled but run completely autonomously with a full truck fleet monitored by a single controller located thousands of kilometres away.

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