What’s the next step for mining automation?


After driverless trucks or loading vehicles roaming underground tunnels operating by themselves within a laser defined area, what’s next in the mining automation field? According to Diego Areces, vice-president of mining solutions, minerals and metals at the company Schneider Electric, the next step is to change the reality of mining, trying to evolve and implement these technologies. … Read more

AngloGold Ashanti is testing innovative gold mining technology


The big mining company AngloGold Ashanti is testing a new technology, created to substantially increase South Africa’s gold reserves. The firm is betting on autonomous deep level mining to protect its workers and increase production and revenue. Miners cannot go deeper than five kilometers into mines due to safety risks. Although AngloGold’s deepest mine – the … Read more

Australian software reduces coal-stockpiling hazards and increases safety


How can the mining companies effectively diminish some safety risks? Well, the firm Immersive Technologies has an idea: the SimControl 4.6, the latest version of the software used to control advanced equipment simulators released last May. The company that supplies surface and underground equipment simulator to the global mining industry updated its software to specifically address … Read more