IN 2018, THE COMPANY RECORDED IMPORTANT ADVANCES IN THE PROCESS OF MATURING AND INTEGRATING ALL MACHINES INVOLVED IN ROBOTIZATION AND TELEOPERATION OF THE BLASTING PROCESS FOR MINING SITES. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT MILESTONE WAS THE FIRST TELEOPERATED ON-SITE LOADING OF BLASTING AGENT. IN 2019, THE FOCUS WILL BE ON CONSOLIDATING THE SOLUTION AND CONTINUING ON-SITE OPERATIONS.
Mine-iTruck® is a mobile manufacturing unit that is entirely teleoperated. It is specially designed to manufacture ANFO and Heavy ANFO (pourable and pumpable) and gasifiable products for blasting in open pit mining. With remote capabilities, raw materials can be transported and blasting agents can be manufactured, making it possible, in conjunction with RoboMiner®, to perform completely remote and safe operations.
RoboMiner®, a cutting-edge robotic unit that has manipulation and developed manual skills, is specially designed for priming and mooring tasks in the blasting process for open pit and underground mining applications. The units improve personal safety by enabling remote operation performed from control stations situated far from the blasting area.
A grinder truck with Mine-iTruck® functions, Stemming-iTruck® is able to carry material for plugging blast holes in open pit mines. It can be teleoperated from the control station – a safer and more comfortable workplace outside the blasting site – to transport gravel and unload it in the blast hole.
iControl®, the integrated control station for the aforementioned teleoperated equipment, makes operations safer and more comfortable for people. Using local telecommunications infrastructure or a company-owned network to set up operations, we can use this control system to agilely perform remote operations in any area or territory.