Material Handling

Advanced Functions and Applications for Mining Challenges, Delivered

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Material handling equipment represents a critical part of any mining operation. Responsible for the movement, storage and blending of the materials across the mine, they symbolize the arteries between the mine to the market. Because of this interconnectivity, any stoppage throughout the material handing chain will have negative impacts on productivity and profits. Get ahead of these challenges.


Meet your cost per ton targets and zero harm goals, while reducing unplanned downtime thanks to our integrated solution unifying automation, drives and machine safety.

Rockwell Automation can deliver advanced functions and applications focused on specific mining challenges. For conveyors, a transfer control function was specifically designed to address tracking and gap management tasks.

Stacker Reclaimers

With our Automation Solutions, you can control your stacker reclaimers in manual, semi-automatic or automatic modes to leverage flexible technologies for machine positioning and collision avoidance, such as our controller-based GPS module.

Our solutions also enable seamless network integration with both Rockwell Automation devices and third-party equipment, including radios, belt scales, video cameras, encoders and sensing technologies.

Loading and Unloading Facilities

Reliable automation and drive systems designed to load and unload safely, efficiently and accurately while maximizing the nominal capacity of each equipment– such as: train loaders (TLO), railcar tipplers and ship loading and unloading systems.

Additional Resources

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Solutions Architecture: Conveyance

A material handing solution with dedicated conveyor functions, motor control and distributed safety in a single backbone.

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PowerFlex 755T TotalFORCE Technology

Deliver superior electric motor control through precise adaptive control of velocity, torque and position.

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