Control Systems

Atlas Copco launches 6th Sense – a digital Path for Systems Integration

With 6th Sense all systems are connected, like a gigantic school of fish, communicating and sharing all necessary information with each other.management systems.
Mining, Quarrying and Tunneling
Automation and digitalization are the future of the mining industry. But automation is not just about remotely controlled machines. Atlas Copco offer smart connected products and with the new concept 6th Sense takes a leap in getting all systems connected. “We are now taking a big step on the digital path for systems integration in mining, quarrying and tunneling. With 6th Sense you are able to improve your operation in a completely new way,” says Olav Kvist, Vice President Mining Technology.

Elite Control Systems installs Wireless Stockyard Monitoring for Tarmac

The un-manned stacker and reclaimer machines at Tarmac’s Dunbar cement works are located in a fairly remote area of the site.
Automation & Control
Elite Control Systems has installed a wireless monitoring system on large unmanned stacker and reclaimer machines located in a remote part of Tarmac’s Dunbar site in Scotland. By further integrating this system into Tarmac’s existing site network, the machines' status is now able to be visually displayed in the main PCS7 system control room.

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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