Mining Automation

Solutions to Optimize the Connected Mine

Market pressures drive mining operators to use existing and emerging technologies. These technologies improve operational efficiencies, maximize yield recoveries, meet regulatory requirements, and maintain safe or zero-harm environments. They harness the power of connectivity to leverage the vast amount of data that exists in mining automation systems. We can help you accomplish full digitization of your mine.

Efficient, Smart, and Safe Operations

Turn Production Data into Actionable Information

Market volatility demands agile operations flexible enough to change production levels relatively fast. Large global mining companies harness the power of greater connectivity and information sharing to transform their operations significantly.

Our global team of mining industry specialists is dedicated to help you achieve standardized system design to meet these challenges. Our solutions expand from underground and open-pit extraction to transportation, grinding, and mineral processing. This is a true pit-to-port solution.

Commodities market volatility and extended downturn cycles are driving the mining industry to change the way it operates. They force companies to look at emerging technologies and better use existing data to improve operational excellence and:

  • Reduce costs
  • Minimize waste
  • Increase yield
  • Comply with an ever increasing regulatory framework
  • Maintain a strict policy of zero-harm

Mining Solutions

Collect, Aggregate, Analyze, and Visualize for Operational Excellence

Our mining solutions integrate our Intelligent Motor Control and PlantPAx® DCS. This integration offers a production and reporting control system designed specifically for mining operations. We provide:

  • Predictable outcome and performance
  • Domain expertise that includes compressors, conveyors, flotation, ventilation, and milling
  • Simplified configuration for pre-engineered content for control, monitoring, and reporting
  • Cost-effective with shorter engineering times, lower risk contingency required

Learn How Our Mining Solutions Can Help You

Our solutions have been used in mines globally. They provide operators, as well as engineering firms, consistency and reliability. These solutions help reduce downtime and can help extract:

  • Iron ore
  • Coal
  • Copper, bauxite, zinc, and other non-ferrous metals
  • Precious metals such as gold, platinum, and silver
  • Minerals such as lithium and potash

Anglo Platinum Gains Production Intelligence

Mining Solutions Provide Insight into Real-time Process Data

Anglo Platinum in South Africa is the largest platinum producer in the world. A subsidiary of Anglo American, the company processes nearly 40% of all newly mined platinum annually. The processed ore contains more than just platinum. It includes other precious group metals such as ruthenium, rhodium, palladium, osmium, and iridium. The refinery also extracts base metals such as nickel, copper, and zinc.

Anglo Platinum found its process automation system increasingly difficult to support and too fragmented to handle the intricate process of the refinery. It already had a network infrastructure in place that used our control system. So the company selected our PlantPAx DCS to standardize its control systems with one vendor.

As a result, operators have access to reporting across every stage and level of the process. They are able to track recipes in real-time and have stricter control during production.

Products and Capabilities

Broad Solutions Portfolio Helps You Achieve Operational Excellence Goals

Our products and services range from simple controls to fully integrated automation, motor control, process safety and visualization systems. Through the use of disruptive technologies, we are able to offer a fully digitized mining experience. Incorporating cloud, mobility, and others, our solutions help take you from data to information to action. This experience, in turn, leads to safer and more efficient operations with secure remote access.

How May We Help You?

Rockwell Automation and our partners offer exceptional knowledge to help design, implement, and support your automation investment.