Canadian Mining Journal

  • Feature

    Autonomy lessons from early adopters

    May 4, 2021 by Adam Brumwell

    Autonomous and semi autonomous applications were terms once used to describe mines of the future, but that future is now. The industry as a whole is sold on the precision, efficiency and productivity benefits of autonomy, although we are still

  • News

    Bis, Israel Aerospace launch ‘industry-first’ mining automation JV

    September 22, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Bis and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) have announced a world-first joint venture, Auto-Mate, to deliver the next generation of mine site automation to the global resource sector. “The Auto-Mate joint venture represents a significant advancement in mining automation,” Brad Rogers,

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    ‘We’ll see significant amounts of automation’: Michelle Ash on new technologies at the Global Mining Symposium

    September 8, 2020 by Daniel Sekulich

    A key theme of the Global Mining Symposium is the need to advance new technologies to make mining safer, as well as more efficient and productive, which is why Northern Miner senior reporter Carl A. Williams spoke to Michelle Ash,

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    Evolution Mining adopts RCT’s ControlMaster automation technology

    September 2, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Leading autonomous solutions specialist RCT has successfully commissioned mid-tier gold company Evolution Mining’s underground loader fleet with RCT’s proprietary ControlMaster automation technology. The project has transformed Evolution’s underground loader fleet away from its previous teleremote provider in favour of RCT’s

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    NETWORKS: Nokia launches private 5G for enterprise customers

    July 23, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    FINLAND – Nokia has announced that its 5G standalone (SA) industrial-grade private wireless networking solutions are now available for enterprise customers. According to Nokia, with this introduction of 5G SA, the company provides its customers with the most comprehensive portfolio

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    AUTONOMOUS OPERATIONS: Sandvik partners with Exyn for underground digitalization

    July 22, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    FINLAND – Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has announced a partnership with Exyn Technologies, a company pioneering autonomous aerial robot systems (drones) for complex, GPS-denied environments, to provide mapping and visioning solutions for underground mines. According to Sandvik, its customers

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    AUTOMATION: RCT automates K-series Caterpillar loader

    May 5, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – RCT, a leader in the autonomous solutions space, has announced that it is the first independent technology provider to successfully automate Caterpillar’s recently released R1700K underground loader. The K-series is the latest iteration of Cat’s heavy equipment product

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    AUTOMATION: RCT commissions tele-remote mining fleet in Kazakhstan

    April 21, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    KAZAKHSTAN – RCT, a company specializing in autonomous solutions, has completed a customized tele-remote project at the Ridder underground Tishinsky copper mine in Kazakhstan. RCT’s ControlMaster Teleremote solution can be tailored to a mine’s site-specific requirements. RCT worked with the

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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