With a push towards zero entry operations, it’s becoming the supporting players’ time to shine – Mining Monthly’s Noel Dyson talks to Auto-mate CEO Daniel Poller.
On a mine site the stars of the show when it comes to automation have been the haulers, particularly in surface operations. With more miners pushing towards zero entry operations, it is becoming the supporting players’ time to shine.
Water carts and dozers are within that support cast. They have vital roles to fulfil and automating them will go a long way towards removing people from harm’s way.
Not only will it have safety benefits there could be major productivity benefits too.