Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions is introducing AutoMine Core, a comprehensive automation platform for mass mining applications to support customers ramping up from manual operation to fully autonomous production.
Built on Sandvik’s proven AutoMine Fleet and Manual Production Monitoring (MPM) solutions, AutoMine Core provides users with multiple levels of interoperability for Sandvik and third-party OEM fleets. It provides access to industry-leading solutions for underground connectivity, data collection and analysis and an advanced fleet of automated equipment options, making underground mining safer, more sustainable and productive.
“AutoMine is used in more than 100 mines globally, including more than 20 mass mining applications,” said Ty Osborne, acting director product line and customer projects automation at Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions. “AutoMine Core combines advanced planning and scheduling capability with top-tier underground autonomy, integrating seamlessly into a mine’s digital ecosystem. This integration enables our customers to achieve end-to-end optimization, resulting in increased productivity and added value.”
AutoMine Core also includes solutions for optimizing mass mining, which integrate seamlessly with Sandvik and partner products, providing insights to optimize operational safety and productivity. Integrated solutions like Polymathian’s ORB can further improve productivity by 20%, allowing for autonomous dispatching with real-time end-to-end optimization.
The AutoMine Core platform uses Sandvik’s proven AutoMine Fleet traffic management, from which customers are able to easily control traffic flow of multi-machine operations and handle complex situations such as advanced deadlock control, passing bays, dynamic dispatch and dynamic speed scaling, resulting in greater flexibility and mining output. AutoMine Access Control System also improves safety.
Pairing AutoMine Core with Sandvik’s lifecycle support solutions helps customers maximize uptime and improve efficiency through an extensive service and support offering. Customers can also gain further benefits by selecting from the wide range of personnel competence development and reliable global network of expertise.
“We believe this platform will transform mass mining operations, helping maximize safety, productivity and sustainability,” Osborne said. “We want our customers to automate with confidence.”