Buying productivity improvement software maker.
Underground development prototype being commissioned.
MacLean water cannon patched into Epiroc automation control system.
Also pursuing semi-autonomous rig operation.
Comprehensive review of automation in the mining industry released.
Presented by Honeywell, SAP and Epiroc
Fully autonomous charging and blasting in the next five years a distinct possibility.
Technology, software, continues to evolve at a fast pace
Vale taking up battery as a service in Canada at two of its mines.
Virtual reality maintenance and collaborative remote operating centres some possibilities.
Epiroc continues to lead on the surface drill automation front
Bought the Meyco business in 2013.