Canadian Mining Journal



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    AUTOMATION: RCT automates fleet in Burkina Faso

    April 2, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – RCT, a leader in providing autonomous solutions, has executed a project with African Underground Mining Services (AUMS) at the Siou underground gold mine in Burkina Faso. Earlier this year, RCT commissioned its ControlMaster guidance automation technology on two

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    AUTOMATION: Sandvik launches AutoMine for Trucks

    March 19, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SWEDEN – Sandvik has introduced AutoMine for Trucks, which allows autonomous haulage not only underground but now also on the surface. According to the company, this is a first for autonomous haulage in underground mining settings. Behind the new capability

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    HAULAGE: ASI to supply Roy Hill mine with autonomous truck solution

    March 16, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – ASI Mining has signed a subcontract with Epiroc to supply its autonomous truck solution to the Roy Hill mine in Western Australia. In February, Epiroc signed a contract with Roy Hill to deliver a fully automated haul truck solution

  • HAULAGE: Newmont invests in autonomous fleet at Boddington

    February 19, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – With approval for a US$150-million investment in an autonomous haulage system (AHS) at its Boddington mine, Newmont will be the first gold miner with a driverless truck fleet. “Not only does Boddington continue to deliver strong performance, our

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    AUTOMATION: Epiroc and ASI to automate fleet at Australian mine

    February 12, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SWEDEN – Epiroc, a productivity partner for the mining industry, has signed a contract with the Roy Hill iron ore mine in western Australia to deliver a fully automated haul truck solution to the 55-million-tonne-per-year operation.  Epiroc, in partnership with

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    INTEROPERABILITY: Sandvik releases AutoMine Access API

    December 3, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SWEDEN – Sandvik has introduced the mining industry’s first interoperability platform for autonomous underground loaders and trucks: The AutoMine Access API. The AutoMine Access API gives mines the power to connect non-Sandvik equipment to AutoMine. “As a world leader in

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    EXPLOSIVES: Epiroc and Orica together tackle automated loading system

    November 14, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    STOCKHOLM – Epiroc, a leading productivity partner for the mining industry, has entered a partnership with world-leading commercial explosives provider Orica to jointly develop a semi-automated explosives delivery system, enabling safer and more productive blasting operations in underground mines. As

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    SAFETY: Perform autonomous raise checks with Rail Runner

    September 19, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTH BAY, Ont. – True innovation is realized through curiosity and collaboration. SafeSight’s latest safety creation has arrived from deep collaboration with Redpath Canada bringing both their field experience and innovative concepts to the table. The result has been the

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    AUTOMATION: Robots could now be in charge of mill reline process

    September 10, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    CHILE – MIRS, the Chilean subsidiary of HighService Corp., launched a robotic solution for the reline of SAG and ball mills this week. The external mill maintenance robot or EMMR is considered to be the world’s first fully automated system

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    GOLD: Automation technology to be deployed at Westgold operations

    August 27, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    AUSTRALIA – Autonomous solutions provider RCT is finalizing a major automation project for Westgold Resources at five of its gold mine sites in Western Australia’s Murchison region. The project involves RCT installing and commissioning its ControlMaster guidance automation technology to

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    SAFETY: Reverse Assist from Hexagon improves haulage safety

    June 11, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ARIZONA – Hexagon’s mining division has introduced HxGN MineOperate Reverse Assist, a high precision positioning application that guides truck operators with the optimum reversing path. Reverse Assist completes the division’s Operator Assist product suite. Inaccurate reversing maneuvers and costly collisions

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    AUTOMATION: Epiroc rolls out 6th Sense for smarter mining

    June 6, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SWEDEN – Epiroc presents 6th Sense, a new approach that combines digitalization and automation to boost customers’ performance. There is a growing need for the mining and infrastructure industries to look to digital technologies to enhance productivity, sustainability and safety.