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Autonomous Haulage System
 
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Introducing the largest fleet of autonomous haulage across its B2 / Nammuldi iron ore development. To find out more, please visit www.AutonomouStuff.com
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RioTinto Automation- BBC Click
 
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Rio Tinto Automation Australia Iron Ore Mining- Fair use for educational purposes courtesy of BBC....
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Scania and Rio Tinto test autonomous truck
 
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https://roboticsandautomationnews.com/2018/12/19/scania-and-rio-tinto-trialling-autonomous-truck-in-western-australian-mine/20332/ Truckmaker Scania and mining giant Rio Tinto are testing an autonomous truck in a Western Australian mine. The first phase of the trial started in August 2018 and involves a Scania XT 8×4 autonomous tipper truck working separately from Dampier’s active operations. During this initial stage, a safety driver rides in the vehicle to observe the truck’s performance and, if necessary, intervenes. In subsequent phases, additional autonomous Scania trucks will be added to develop vehicle-to-vehicle awareness and intelligent fleet supervisory controls.
Komatsu - Autonomous Haulage System
 
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Komatsu's Frontrunner Autonomous Haulage System uses GPS navigation to allow large electric mining trucks to operate to a complex plan rather than an operator. Autonomous operation can significantly increase productivity, especially in multiple shift operations where it is hard to find sufficient manpower.
Views: 58080 Komatsu America Corp.
Technology at Suncor: Autonomous Haulage Systems
 
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Starting in 2018, Suncor has announced it will proceed with the phased implementation of autonomous haulage systems (AHS) at company-operated mines, starting with the North Steepbank mine. Over the next six years, the company expects to deploy more than 150 autonomous haul trucks in the full program, which will be one of the largest investments in electric autonomous vehicles in the world. FLI Advisory: This video contains certain forward-looking information and forward-looking statements (collectively referred to herein as “forward-looking statements”), including references to: anticipated benefits of innovation; potential advantages of using autonomous haulage systems (“AHS”); expected workforce changes; the expected timeline for full implementation of AHS; and the expected number of AHS trucks upon full implementation. Some of the forward-looking statements and information may be identified by words like “potential”, “will” and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are based on Suncor’s current expectations, estimates, projections and assumptions that were made by the company in light of its information available at the time the statement was made and consider Suncor’s experience and its perception of historical trends. Forward-looking statements and information are not guarantees of future performance and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Suncor’s most recently filed quarterly report, Annual Information Form, Form 40-F and Annual Report and other documents it files from time to time with securities regulatory authorities describe the risks, uncertainties, material assumptions and other factors that could influence actual results and such factors are incorporated herein by reference. Suncor’s actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by its forward-looking statements, so readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on them. Except as required by applicable securities laws, Suncor disclaims any intention or obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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Caterpillar's Mining Automation Journey (Extended Edition)
 
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Mining automation has long been a dream for those in the industry. Caterpillar is making it happen in a big way - and continuing it's journey to developing a fully autonomous mine site. Take a peek inside the people, technology and innovation that are making this dream a reality.
Caterpillar's Mining Automation Journey
 
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Mining automation has long been a dream for those in the industry. Caterpillar is making it happen in a big way - and continuing it's journey to developing a fully autonomous mine site. Take a peek inside the people, technology and innovation that are making this dream a reality.
Caterpillar Mining Technology: Autonomous Trucks
 
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http://reports.caterpillar.com/yir/homepage.html - See how autonomous mining is quickly becoming a game-changer for Caterpillar and its customers.
Views: 41541 Caterpillar Inc.
Jimblebar autonomous trucks
 
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In a first for BHP, we’re excited to announce our Jimblebar operations in the Pilbara will be expanded to a fully autonomous truck operation. Autonomous trucks create a safer work environment for our people and they also provide an opportunity for our employees to gain new skills and embrace new technology. Hear first-hand from our people at Jimblebar who have been working with the autonomous trucks and what it means to them.
Views: 9266 BHP
Driverless vehicles on our mines and roads
 
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Autonomous vehicles have been on our mines for 10 years. When will we see driverless cars on our roads?
Views: 1703 Rio Tinto
Volvo FH Autonomous Self Driving Mining Truck
 
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Mining: The Future Is Created Now
 
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World first delivery of iron ore with world’s largest robot
 
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Rio Tinto has achieved a significant milestone with the first delivery of iron ore by an autonomous train in the Pilbara, Western Australia.
Views: 18427 Rio Tinto
Komatsu FrontRunner® Autonomous Haulage System (AHS)
 
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In April 2019, SMS Equipment deployed the first Komatsu 980E-4AT into Canadian operations. The 980E-4AT is the largest Komatsu autonomous (driverless) dump truck, and is capable of hauling 400 tons of material. Watch the video to learn more about the technology behind Komatsu 980E-4AT and the difference it makes in mining operations. Komatsu commercialized the Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) in 2008. As of 2019, AHS trucks have hauled over 2 billion tons (cumulative) of material, which is more than all other commercial autonomous haulage systems combined. As a mining technology leader and AHS program deployment specialist, SMS Equipment supports this technology from feasibility analysis to program implementation and support. Learn more about Komatsu AHS Technology and SMS Equipment here: https://bit.ly/2UkhaIG
Views: 960 SMS Equipment
Autonomous haul trucks achieve one billion tonne milestone
 
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Rio Tinto’s fleet of autonomous haul trucks achieved a significant milestone at the company’s world-class operations in Australia last week by moving their one-billionth tonne of material. Since commencing trial operations in 2008, haul trucks fitted with Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) technology have now moved more than one billion tonnes of both ore and waste material across five sites in the Pilbara including the newly commissioned Silvergrass mine. Find out more http://bit.ly/AHSmilestone
Views: 8231 Rio Tinto
Autonomous underground mining truck scanner
 
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This video is about Autonomous Underground mining truck payload monitoring
Views: 505 Walz Scale
This Fully Autonomous Train Completed A Successful Run In Australia
 
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This train has no driver. The mining company, Rio Tinto, completed a fully autonomous rail journey. The train traveled 62 miles through Western Australia. Multiple teams worked together to monitor the train as it traveled. Their goal? To build the first fully autonomous rail network for freight trains. The project involves automating trains that transport iron ore to port facilities. Rio Tinto operates 200 locomotives on more than 1,056 miles of track. The company sees automation as improving safety and productivity. -------------------------------------------------- Follow Business Insider on Twitter: https://twitter.com/businessinsider Follow BI on Facebook: http://bit.ly/1W9Lk0n Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/ -------------------------------------------------- Business Insider is the fastest growing business news site in the US. Our mission: to tell you all you need to know about the big world around you. The BI Video team focuses on technology, strategy and science with an emphasis on unique storytelling and data that appeals to the next generation of leaders – the digital generation.
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$200,000/Year Jobs Replaced by Driverless Trucks
 
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–Mining jobs that pay $200,000 a year will be replaced by driverless trucks http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/Canada+oilsands+paving+driverless+trucks+threat+layoffs/11118375/story.html http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2015/06/driverless-truck-to-hit-albertas.html?m=1 –On the Bonus Show: The FDA bans artificial trans-fats, Amazon seeks to turn consumers into couriers, the FBI is investigating MLB hacking, more… Website: https://www.davidpakman.com Become a Member: https://www.davidpakman.com/membership Be our Patron on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/davidpakman Discuss This on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/thedavidpakmanshow/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/davidpakmanshow TDPS Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/davidpakmanshow David's Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/dpakman TDPS Gear: http://www.davidpakman.com/gear 24/7 Voicemail Line: (219)-2DAVIDP Subscribe to The David Pakman Show for more: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=midweekpolitics Timely news is important! We upload new clips every day, 6-8 stories! Make sure to subscribe! Support TDPS by clicking (bookmark it too!) this link before shopping on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/?tag=thedavpaksho-20 Broadcast on June 17, 2015 David's Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/david.pakman --Donate via Bitcoin: 15evMNUN1g4qdRxywbHFCKNfdCTjxtztfj --Donate via Ethereum: 0xe3E6b538E1CD21D48Ff1Ddf2D744ea8B95Ba1930 --Donate via Litecoin: LhNVT9j5gQj8U1AbwLzwfoc5okDoiFn4Mt --Donate via Bitcoin: 15evMNUN1g4qdRxywbHFCKNfdCTjxtztfj --Donate via Ethereum: 0xe3E6b538E1CD21D48Ff1Ddf2D744ea8B95Ba1930 --Donate via Litecoin: LhNVT9j5gQj8U1AbwLzwfoc5okDoiFn4Mt
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Technology News Tracker: Scania Testing Autonomous Trucks in Australian Mine
 
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Scania has partnered with Rio Tinto to test autonomous trucks at a mine in Western Australia. The Scania XT 8x4 autonomous tipper truck has a driver in the cab to monitor performance and intervene if necessary. Rio Tinto says testing vehicles smaller than its traditional haul trucks provides more flexibility for its operations. Use of other autonomous mining equipment at its sites has enabled Rio Tinto to create safer and more efficient operations. The project with Scania is Rio Tinto’s next step in evaluating options for delivering further improvements through automation.
Six autonomous Volvo's FH in Norwegian mining
 
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Norwegian mining company Brønnøy Kalk AS, uses six autonomous Volvo FH trucks which will transport limestone over a five-kilometre stretch in a mine. ⇨ SUBSCRIBE NOW: https://goo.gl/VHCNJr ⇨ Seen TTM.nl magazine yet? http://www.ttm.nl/vakblad/ ⇨ And Bestelauto - for all LCV's: https://bit.ly/2GUJbkl For all the transport news and stories follow TTM.nl: ↪ Website: http://www.ttm.nl ↪ Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ttmnl ↪ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ttmnl/ ↪ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ttmnlmag ↪ Newsletter: https://www.ttm.nl/nieuwsbrief/
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Rio Tinto to expand autonomous fleet
 
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Rio Tinto will expand its fleet of autonomous haul trucks at its world-class iron ore operations in the Pilbara by more than 50 per cent by 2019 after signing agreements with leading manufacturers Caterpillar Inc. and Komatsu Ltd. to convert traditional trucks to autonomous vehicles http://bit.ly/AHSretrofit
Views: 4761 Rio Tinto
Rio Tinto Launches Driverless Truck At Iron Ore Mine |  Aluminium Tariffs By U.S To Affect Consumers
 
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Rio Tinto Moving Forward With New $2.2 Billion "Intelligent" Mine in the Pilbara
 
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On the agenda for Rio Tinto in 2018 is moving forward with a $2.2 billion “intelligent” iron ore mine in the Pilbara. The proposed plan is to fully integrate advanced robotics, driverless trucks and driverless trains into the Koodaideri Mine. Rio Tinto’s head of iron ore Chris Salisbury has confirmed that feasibility studies are already underway to demonstrate the economics of the plan. "We will bring all our technologies into a single place with a mine that is purpose-built to adapt those technologies.” "We are calling it our intelligent mine." Rio anticipates that the Koodaideri mine will produce 40 million tonnes per year by 2021, though this could grow to 70 million tonnes or more. This will add to the 300 million tonnes of iron ore Rio Tinto already extracts from its Australian mines. The Koodaideri “intelligent” mine fits into Rio’s strategy of producing a higher quality of ore, which China is increasingly preferring. Rio Tinto has highlighted the growing price gap between high grade and low grade ore. "We've seen the discount grow from 30 per cent in the first three quarters to over 40 per cent," Chris Salisbury said. Rio already runs an operations centre in Perth which controls many activities on its mines from 1,500km away. It is unknown right now as to how many employees the Koodaideri mine will support and when construction will begin. https://www.iseekplant.com.au/blog/rio-tinto-moving-forward-new-2-2-billion-mine-pilbara/ Source: Rio Tinto, Fairfax, AFR
Cat's autonomous equipment
 
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Caterpillar showcases autonomous equipment at its Tinaja Hills Demonstration and Learning Center in Arizona.
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Komatsu Autonomous Dump Truck
 
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The self-driving truck doesn’t really have a front or back. It can drive in either direction equally well thanks to four-wheel steering, which in turn means a strip mine doesn’t need to allocate space for one of the massive vehicles to turn around after each trip so a driver can see where they’re going. It can simply shuttle back and forth, reversing direction as needed. If you like DPCcars videos please subscribe: https://goo.gl/BSIaFc The latest version of its Autonomous Haulage System dump truck, however, was designed from the ground up to be completely autonomous. As you can see, there’s no longer a driver’s cab. In fact, aside from the direction the dumping bed raises, the self-driving truck doesn’t really have a front or back. It can drive in either direction equally well thanks to four-wheel steering, which in turn means a strip mine doesn’t need to allocate space for one of the massive vehicles to turn around after each trip so a driver can see where they’re going. It can simply shuttle back and forth, reversing direction as needed. The other advantage to being able to operate in either direction is that Komatsu was able to design the new autonomous truck so that weight was evenly distributed between all four wheels, allowing it to maximize its payload—over 250 tons—which in turn means less trips back and forth to be emptied.
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AutoMine Loading - fully autonomous loading cycle
 
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Automated Bucket Filling will take our AutoMine Loading products into new levels. Sandvik is now the only supplier capable of fully automating the whole loading cycle. The feature is available for both fleet and single loader applications.
Robofuel - Automated Robotic Refuelling for Mining  Dump Trucks
 
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http://www.scottautomation.com/mining-technology/ Robofuel’s automated refuelling involves the application of a robotic arm to refuel conventional mining equipment to both increase productive hours and efficiency of trucks and reduce cash costs on site. Typically, traditional fuel tanks are manned by at least one person at all times and trucks can spend up to one hour per day travelling to refuel in isolated areas away from the pit. As there is no manning required for an automated refuelling solution, refuelling stations are able to be placed “on the circuit” or even “in-pit” so trucks can significantly reduce the amount of time dedicated to and from fuel stations each day. Scott Automation & Robotics Robofuel system uses a state-of-the-art vision sensing and detection system which allows the robot to locate the position and orientation of the truck’s fuel tank. This information is used to couple the fuel nozzle with the tank. Fuel spillages are minimised through the controlled coupling and pumping, mitigating the risk of environmental contamination. For more information: http://www.machineryautomation.com.au...
Eonite Self Driving Demo
 
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Realtime mapping, localizing, and drivability map.
Discovery Channel Canada: Daily Planet - Bingham Canyon Mine (Sept 23, 2013)
 
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http://www.asirobots.com/mining/ In April, the Bingham Canyon Mine near Salt Lake City Utah experienced one of the largest landslides in history, involving more than 165 million tons of material. As part of their cleanup efforts, the mine is turning to remote control/vehicle automation technology. The Discovery Channel Canada's TV show, Daily Planet, how unmanned vehicle automation technology is helping mine operators clear some of the most dangerous areas of the slide. To date, robotic vehicles are responsible for moving millions of tons of material from affected areas. The video features Cody Sutherlin (Kennecott/Rio Tinto), Mark Sauder (Kennecott/Rio Tinto), and Mitch Torrie (Autonomous Solutions, Inc.). This spot aired on September 23, 2013.
Sandvik group Autonomous mining trucks
 
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Sandvik Group Autonomous trucks This 38-tonne mining machine that is fully automated and is totally autonomous! Sandvik mining has produced an amazing hi-tech monster truck for the mining industry that is safer, cost-effective and amazingly efficient in decreasing the workload. The increasing number of autonomous vehicles is increasing as new models of self-driving cars, self-driving motorbikes and now they are looking at bigger things to automate as monster mining struck, cool !! Sandvik Group has been at the forefront of innovation in the mining industry for many years and probably the expert in this field respectively. Many are already commercializing driverless cars and bike that will certainly benefit the huge companies that have a commercial interest, like Tesla and caterpillar and many more companies in China are producing very economical models for the masses with huge support from the government to deploy fleets in the public domain. #Sandvik #sandvik #Autonomouscar -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "《狄仁杰之四大天王》Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings || 曝终极预告 “唐朝终极杀人王”现身,堪比金刚!tsui hark FULL MOVIE " https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PE0WnbvP9dE -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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Improving Productivity Through Autonomous Mining
 
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Underground mining contractor Byrnecut uses Commmand for underground semi-autonomous LHD technology to drive down costs and boost productivity at Sandfire Resources’ DeGrussa Copper-Gold mine. The technology is supported by Cat dealer WesTrac.
Rio Tinto Kennecott haul truck time lapse
 
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At Rio Tinto Kennecott, we are continuously working to reduce our emissions to improve air quality in the Salt Lake Valley. An example of this work is our upgraded truck fleet. This video demonstrates a haul truck being built with larger payload capacity and higher efficiency engines, resulting in reduced tailpipe emissions. Learn more about Kennecott's role in reducing emissions here. www.kennecott.com/air-quality
Views: 23538 Kennecott Utah Copper
Rio tinto to retrofit pilbara trucks for autonomous handling
 
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Thanks for watching❤! SUBSCRIBE to receive more videos for free. Rio tinto to retrofit pilbara trucks for autonomous handling SYDNEY Reuters Mining giant Rio Tinto Ltd said it plans to expand its fleet of autonomous trucks operating in Australia’s Pilbara ironore region, part of a costcutting program across its operations. FILE PHOTO A sign adorns the building where mining company Rio Tinto has their office in Perth, Western Australia, November 19, 2015. REUTERSDavid GrayFile PhotoRio said it had signed deals with Komatsu Ltd and Caterpillar Inc to retrofit 48 trucks with Autonomous Haulage System AHS technology. This will be the first time the technology has been deployed on Caterpillar trucks, Rio said in a statement. After completion, due by the end of 2019, more than 130 of Rio’s Pilbara fleet of almost 400 trucks would be autonomous. Last year, on average, each of its autonomous haul trucks operated an additional 1000 hours and at 15 percent lower load and haul unit cost than conventional vehicles, Rio said. “We are studying future additions to our autonomous fleet in the Pilbara, based on value, to help...
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Rio Tinto expands autonomous trucking fleet, aims for 100 trucks this year
 
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Rio Tinto expands autonomous trucking fleet, aims for 100 trucks this year Mining giant Rio Tinto has said it will deploy fifteen autonomous trucks to its West Angelas mine in May, with the vehicles to be put through their paces this month during testing. The company is eyeing off a target of 100 autonomous trucks in operation this year, and for the total to hit 150 the ye... source: http://c.newsnow.co.uk/A/2/927462463?-29494:15630 Thanks for watching!
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Resolute - Syama Gold Mine Automation
 
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The world's first, purpose built, fully automated sub-level cave gold mine.
Aker Wirth and Rio Tinto - Mobile Tunnel Miner (MTM) Full Version
 
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Aker Wirth GmbH - Mobile Tunnel Miner Revolution in underground mining Together with Rio Tinto, one of the world's largest mining companies, Aker Wirth developed a new, innovative tunnel boring system for underground tunneling and mining and the Mobile Tunnel Miner (MTM). The machine concept combines the flexibility of a roadheader with the robustness of a tunnel boring machine. The knowledge gained from a previous version developed and tested already by Aker Wirth is also exploited. The self-propelled machine moves on a crawler and a walking mechanism and excavates rock with six powerful hydraulically actuated arms fitted with disc cutters. The muck is conveyed to the rear of the machine by a loading apron with loading disks and via a chain conveyor where it is loaded. This new tunneling system is part of Rio Tinto's Mine of the Future™ programme and will be tested in a full-scale trial at the Rio Tinto Northparkes copper mine in Australia this year. Performance The MTM 6 sets new standards in mining development. In comparison to drill and blast, the MTM 6 is designed to more than double current performance with a potential tunneling rate of of 10 m per day. Energy efficiency With undercutting technology, the MTM 6 is especially efficient with tunneling in hard rock (up to max. 300 MPa). The considerably lower tensile strength of the rock when compared to compressive strength is exploited in this respect. The roller cutters are positioned at a slight angle to the cutter arms, thus undercutting the rock and removing pieces about the size of the palm of a hand. The energy required for undercutting is about half that used for conventional disc cutters on traditional tunnel boring machines. Flexibility & mobility The Mobile Tunnel Miner 6 is able to cut rectangular or horseshoe-shaped cross-sections in addition to circular tunnels with a bore diameter of up to 6 m. This permits the direct boring of the desired tunnel shape, whereas the lower part of a round cross section usually needs to be backfilled where a conventional tunnel boring machine is used. With a flexible bore diameter of up to 6 m, the self-propelled Mobile Tunnel Miner can be used for a variety of applications. The machine is also an innovation in terms of its mobility: it can move flexibly forward using a walking mechanism and backward with a crawler. Thanks to several swivel joints, the turning radius of the 75 m long machine is only 30 m. This means it can master considerably tighter curves than a classic tunnel boring machine which has a turning radius of approximately 500 m under comparable conditions of use. Safety In contrast to drill and blast, which up until now has been the usual method employed in rock of this strength, tunneling with the MTM requires considerably less work from personnel at the tunnel face. The machine is operated from a central control cabin located on the machine itself. The high degree of automation minimises contact between personnel and both moving components and rock. Thanks to its flexibility, the MTM can be easily driven away from the tunnel face for maintenance purposes, which also contributes to the safety of operating personnel. "We will revolutionise safety and efficiency in underground mining with the new Mobile Tunnel Miner", says Einar Brønlund, CEO at Aker Wirth with absolute conviction. "This innovative technology will improve health, safety and environmental protection significantly and makes working conditions more attractive." About Aker Wirth Aker Wirth is one of the leading equipment suppliers, delivering core components for the oil and gas industry as well as mining and civil construction products for the industry. Since 1895, Aker Wirth has been supporting the establishment of a modern and efficient development of natural resources and infrastructure, promoting growth and improving the standard of living. In 2010 and 2011, Aker Wirth was awarded for an outstanding personnel management and in 2009 and 2011 for innovative products and solutions. Aker Wirth is a subsidiary of Aker Solutions AS, a provider of oilfield products, systems and services for customers for the oil and gas industry world-wide. Contact Aker Wirth GmbH | Kölner Str. 71-73 | 41812 Erkelenz | Germany | www.akersolutions.com/akerwirth
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AutoMine Trucking - Productivity Evolved
 
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AutoMine®, the industry’s leading automation solution for underground truck haulage, is even more advanced. With AutoMine®, intelligent trucks from Sandvik navigate autonomously in full production cycles while system operators remotely supervise the fleet.
Rio Tinto Northparkes Off Road Driver Training
 
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Defensive and Basic Off Road Driver Training for the drilling crews.
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A Convoy Of Autonomous Trucks Successfully Complete Journey Across Europe
 
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The Netherlands started the experiment to find ways to save fuel and lower carbon emissions. Two trucks traveling 160,000 kilometers (100,000 miles) could save €6,000 (approximately $6800 USD). FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/futurism TWITTER: https://twitter.com/futurism INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/futurism TUMBLR: http://futurismnews.tumblr.com/
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Underground automation lowers workplace risk
 
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Machines that dig underground but are controlled by operators above ground are improving safety & efficiency by removing people from the underground environment at Rio Tinto's Northparkes Mines in Central West NSW. Learn more about this how this innovative technology sustain NSW miners' world class safety record at http://www.worldclassminers.com.au
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Scania mining truck in pit
 
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Scania mining truck climbing out a pit
Views: 18281 Chris Swanepoel
iQMatic Demo - Autonomous mining trucks scenario
 
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This scenario demonstrates a number of autonomous radio-controlled scaled trucks in a mine. Typically the main function of trucks in a mine is to transport debris from one place to another (from a loading site to an unloading site). In some other place, a human operator is in charge of the whole operation using a "command central" where he can assign missions to trucks and solve remotely unexpected events. The trucks are totally autonomous on- and off-road. In off-road scenarios they use an online RRT planner to compute feasible paths to the destination.
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Self Driving Autonomous Freight Trains
 
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Railroading is on it's way towards automation and driverless trains, as the first fully-autonomous freight train completed its initial run in Australia. Rio Tinto has been testing fully autonomous trains, and getting results. There are many articles on this subject. Executives from at least one North American Class I railroad Norfolk Southern (which has established an autonomous technology facility in Atlanta), have visited Australia to inspect the Rio Tinto operation. The only issues are repairing the trains in a timely manner if they break down in the middle of nowhere, and cleaning up accidents if they occur in the middle of nowhere. If you enjoy my videos, feel free to like, comment and share! Thanks for watching!
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Fortescue expands autonomous haulage at Chichester Hub
 
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The expansion of Fortescue Metals Group’s autonomous haul fleet has marked a significant milestone, with the first trucks fitted with Autonomous Haulage Technology now in operation at Christmas Creek.
Mining jobs of the future
 
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Nathan Beresford moved from driving trucks in the Pilbara, to working at pit control in Perth. Through collaborating with South Metropolitan TAFE we’re looking to help other West Australians keep pace with rapid advances in the mining industry. Find out more about the new initiative ➡ http://bit.ly/RioTAFE
Views: 1412 Rio Tinto