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.
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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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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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Rio Tinto has achieved the significant milestone of loading the first shipment of iron ore from its expanded port, rail and mine operations in Australia. This marks the commencement of commissioning of the expansion programme, which will see overall capacity for Rio Tinto's iron ore operations in Western Australia increase to 290 million tonnes a year. Learn more: http://www.riotinto.com/media/media-releases-237_9154.aspx
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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
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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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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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Construction Equipment editors take a ride in the Komatsu 980E fully autonomous mining truck, offering a glimpse into the machine's daily work and functions straight from the operating seat.
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Rio Tinto has undertaken Australia's largest integrated mining project over recent years with the expansion of its Pilbara iron ore operations to 290 Mt/a capacity. The project has included expansions to all parts of the integrated network, including mines, ports, rail and associated infrastructure completed in quarter three, 2013.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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Advanced Braking Technology is a publicly listed Perth Australia based company which has developed a range of vehicle braking products based on its innovative enclosed wet braking technology. These Sealed Integrated Braking Systems (SIBS) are unique in that the design uses a single brake disc, or rotor, enclosed in a housing that contains a special cooling fluid.
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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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For more than 14 years, ASI has been a world leader in OEM-independent automated vehicle solutions. From our northern Utah headquarters, ASI serves clients around the world in the mining, agriculture, automotive, military, and manufacturing industries with remote control, teleoperated, and fully automated, coordinated multi-vehicle solutions. We have years of experience automating mining equipment such as dozers, ADTs, rigid haul trucks, and excavators.
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Ahead of China's own autonomous train reveal, mining corporation Rio Tinto have given the world its first fully-autonomous train, and it's currently in operation in Western Australia....
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From mass production, to customized solutions such as mining projects in Australia and platooning in Singapore, Scania recognises automisation goes much further than self-driving trucks. As Tom Nyström, expert engineer, says “this is about customers increasing efficiency in their daily operations”. Nyström explains that systems such as Scania site optimization are already effective around the world. These systems can be helped by logistics and dispatch support, Scania’s Intelligent Control Environment (otherwise known as ICE). This means that the customer’s transport can be followed and monitored real-time. It is also possible to offer self-driving solutions or an Autonomous Transport Solution (ATS). “It’s the system that’s key, not the individual vehicle.” It’s important to remember that these are modular systems allowing ATS solutions to be tailored to a range of areas including mining, port operations and public transport. Additionally, Nyström reminds us that Scania is no-longer defined only by the delivery of high-class vehicles, but instead by its involvement in the whole mobility ecosystem. As the company makes this transition to a mobility provider it increasingly embraces connectivity with 5G and its partnership with Eriksson. ATS also helps Scania to reinforce its sustainability commitment. Scania’s Autonomous Transport Solutions offer increased efficiency, reduced fuel and further elimination of waste.
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Creating one of the world's cleanest haul trucks isn't easy, but easy work has rarely ever made an impact. We have a goal to upgrade our truck engines so they produce fewer emissions and have a smaller environmental footprint. Improving our trucks and reducing their effect on the surrounding air quality is of personal importance to all of us here at Kennecott. Learn more at http://riotintokennecott.com.
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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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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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The time that mine sites spend on shift change can have a significant impact on their overall productivity. Fortunately, it’s an area that offers opportunities for improvement through the implementation of best practices and the use of technologies like Cat MineStar™ Fleet, Terrain and Command. In this video, we use first and last hour tons to measure shift change performance, and illustrate how one mine used Fleet to move more material by reducing the time spent on shift changes. The video also discusses how Terrain can help sites track and manage shift change delays, and how Command eliminates the need for shift change by enabling fully autonomous haulage. Finally, we discuss best practices for reducing shift change time.
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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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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.
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www.hyva.com Hydraulic systems for tippers produced by HYVA provide the highest quality and reliable operation. Individual approach allowed us to create a wide range of hydraulic kits that are able to meet the toughest operating conditions. Each customer contacting us to choose hydraulic kit appropriate for his needs can count on a comprehensive service - from the kit design and specification to the installation on the vehicle. HYVA hydraulic system is a collection of high-quality devices, consists of a series of necessary hydraulic components that are designed to work with every type of the vehicle. Each of hydraulic systems for tipping consists a number of vital components, selected from the group of factors: operating pressure (cylinder, valve, pump), flow (pump, valve, hoses, adapters), cylinder capacity (oil tank volume), type of vehicle, type of gear box, type of PTO, torque of PTO, direction of PTO rotation, tipping time, the position on the vehicle for individual elements, the system efficiency, control system and other extra functions.
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