Mining Automation

Sandvik Automation systems

Sandvik offers the most advanced mining automation and teleoperation systems in the industry. Our solutions significantly improve productivity and safety while lowering the total cost of ownership. The software systems help you monitor your machines, giving you a full overview of your fleet and enabling you to control and optimize your operations.

Automation is currently available across a number of Sandvik products for underground and surface mining applications.

Automated Mining Equipment for Improved Safety Standards

Sandvik Automation systems provide a safe and controlled environment for operators both on the surface and underground.

AutoMine® is a product group for autonomous and remotely operated mobile equipment. It includes AutoMine® Underground and AutoMine® Surface Drilling product sub-groups, continuously increasing with intelligent functionalities and support for different types of machinery.

OptiMine® Scheduler

OptiMine® is an analytics and process optimization suite that offers a collection of digital solutions and accompanying Sandvik services targeted to improve the efficiency of your mining operations.

Sandvik Automation Training is a complete package designed to set mines up for success. It covers all aspects of AutoMine remote and autonomous operations, and the full OptiMine process optimization and analytics suite. It is a multi-faceted program designed to deliver world-class training anywhere in the world.

The Benefits of Automation in Underground and Surface Mining for Safety

The implementation of automated mining equipment offers a range of benefits at all levels of business. The most impactful of these is safety, one of Sandvik’s vital focuses and of utmost importance in the mining industry. In 2016, Sandvik had an industry-low LTIFR record of 0.7 for our mining services operations; fewer than one injury per million hours worked. And in more than decade Zero Lost Time Injuries reported by removing people from hazardous areas with autonomous equipment. We are committed to supplying our customers with the mining industry’s safest products, as well as continuously improving safety through mining automation in our Research & Development centre. For Sandvik, furthering the development of automation in underground and surface mining is key in helping our customers improve safety.

OptiMine® insights and analytics software

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER UNLEASH YOUR INSIGHTS

OptiMine® is the most comprehensive suite of digital solutions for analyzing and optimizing mining production and processes underground. It integrates with Newtrax IoT devices, delivering data from all assets, people and equipment – including non-Sandvik equipment – into one source, providing real-time and predictive insights to improve operations.

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Glass labyrinth 38 tonne automated loader

After 20 years of self-driving in underground mines, we put our autonomous loader to the ultimate test — navigating a glass labyrinth with no driver. Will things come crashing down?

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