BHP principal, mining systems in technology, Chirag Sathe expands on the vision for autonomous mining to bring greater safety to mine sites.
In this report, OSIsoft surveyed and reported back on health and safety in mining today. They wanted to know to what extent an audience from the mining sector felt the environment they work in could be improved and how far along are they to thinking about the next steps.
IGO has progressed its ‘proactively green’ mining initiative by enhancing the mining technology used at its operations.
The Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) has mapped out a set of functional safety guidelines for autonomous mining systems.
Anglo American is considering longwall automation as a way to improve safety at the Grosvenor coal mine in Queensland.
Hitachi Construction Machinery will roll out verification tests to develop autonomous ultra-large hydraulic excavators in Australia next year.
Fortescue Metals Group has expanded its operations centre in Perth, launching the Fortescue Hive to improve the safety and efficiency of its integrated supply chain.
Queensland’s mining industry will benefit from the State Government’s new pilot initiative that provides targeted skills development training.
Roy Hill is putting safety first at the Pilbara iron ore mine by signing a contract with Epiroc and ASI Mining to automate its mixed fleet of Hitachi and Cat haul trucks.
Embracing new technologies in the resources industries could add $74 billion to the Australian economy by 2030 and create over 80,000 local jobs.
Technology is embraced as a new way of mining as much as it is a new way of life. Safe to Work speaks with mining experts in Australia and Sweden to get a closer look on how it’s been integrated.
BHP has implemented “transformational” technologies that drive safer operations across its Western Australian mine sites, including the Jimblebar and Yandi mines in the Pilbara.
Rockwell Automation has opened an 8000 square foot electric vehicle (EV) innovation centre in San Jose, California, within its information solutions development facility.
Leading miners BHP, Teck Resources and Roy Hill have helped drive a project to develop a guideline for automation systems that could help to improve safety in the mining workplace.
The Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) has extended its guideline for underground mine communications to include best practices within mining environments.
Over 350 people (18 per cent) out of 1987 polled by Hays in Australia reported automation has impacted their job significantly, with their duties changing or their role becoming redundant.
MICROMINE is launching new underground performance software that bolsters machinery efficiency and safety as part of its Pitram solution in early 2019.
Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has rolled out automation upgrades for its 400i series drills, DD422i and DD422iE, to deliver 24/7 underground drilling in a safer manner.
The benefits of mine digitisation on the workforce are more positive than some people might have realised, considering the removal of work conditions associated with fly-in fly-out (FIFO) work.
Rio Tinto is working with Scania to make the Dampier Salt operation in Western Australia a safer environment by testing an autonomous transport system.