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.
Commodities market volatility and extended downturn cycles are driving the mining industry to change the way it operates. Mining companies can better use existing data to improve operational excellence and to:
Our global team of industry specialists can help you achieve standardized system design to meet these challenges.
The Rockwell Automation Mining Solution is a purpose-built system that leverages the PlantPAx® distributed control system platform in demanding mining applications. It features standardized control modules and pre-engineered solutions for key mining applications. A device-oriented, modular engineering approach makes it easy to scale and maintain.
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:
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:
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.
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.
The mining industry faces major operational challenges in terms of asset efficiency, throughput/output, health and safety and operator skills – all of which have a direct impact on the bottom line.
By leveraging the capabilities of our Industrial IoT-based Connected Mine solution with global coverage from Microsoft Azure's data centers, Metso can now deliver vital operational data to the people who really need it, where they need it, when they need it.