Tuesday, 19 May 2015
How Control Systems in Perth Are Supporting the WA Mining Sector
Perth control systems are now moving tonnes of earth in the Pilbara. Mining giant Rio Tinto recently initiated the process of automating its mining systems, namely its fleet of earthmovers, to help boost production. The company operates 57 driverless earthmovers in its Hope Downs 4 iron mine in the region and is testing an automated train system called the AutoHaul, which is estimated to boost shipped iron ore tonnages by 353 million tonnes annually.