January 12, 2022
"We think of it as a tool to directly support making quick and effective interrelated decisions. Mines can get greater productivity and economies of scale as a single operator controls multiple remote and autonomous vehicles. Mobius for Drills is designed to tie the whole value chain together."
Mobius for Drills displays data in an easy-to-use layout to map drill usage, evaluate statistics, track consumables, and compare planned outcomes against actual results.
“Mobius for Drills is an ideal management tool for smarter decision making. It provides access to powerful insights, the functionality to take action and monitor the impact all in the same application,” adds Christopher Blignaut, Product Owner - Data Solutions, Epiroc Surface division.
By providing a single platform for all stakeholders within the drilling operation, users can quickly navigate the information, filter it to their needs and streamline the decision-making process, day-to-day or over time.
An added value to Mobius for Drills is its ability to work across fleets with drills from multiple manufacturers, condensing all sources of information. Mobius for Drills may be used as a Fleet Management System or integrate with a mine’s existing system.
“Mobius for Drills enhances the engagement of all stakeholders within the drilling process. It provides valuable insights at each stage of the drilling process through a drill plan builder for planning, situational awareness for drill controllers, and reporting for supervisors. It is a scalable product, which accommodates the evolving needs of a mine,” explains Mahmood Hassan, Engineering Project Manager – Automation, Epiroc Surface division.
Mobius for Drills imports drill plans, monitors drilling, and creates the reports over a secure system on-site or remotely. It supports manual operations, teleoperation, semi- and fully-autonomous modes, and covers applications from drill and blast through autonomous haulage systems.
Mobius for Drills is designed to help mines improve control of their operations, but in a completely new way.
Automation Director for Surface Mining - Epiroc Surface division
Epiroc is a vital part of a sustainable society and a global productivity partner for mining and infrastructure customers. With groundbreaking technology, Epiroc develops and provides innovative and safe equipment, such as drill rigs, rock excavation and construction equipment and tools for surface and underground applications. The company also offers world-class service and other aftermarket support as well as solutions for automation, digitalization and electrification. Epiroc is based in Stockholm, Sweden, had revenues of SEK 36 billion in 2020, and has 15 000 passionate employees supporting and collaborating with customers in more than 150 countries. Learn more at www.epirocgroup.com.
Epiroc’s Surface division develops, manufactures and markets a wide range of rock drilling equipment for use in surface mining, exploration, construction, quarries, as well as water well and energy applications worldwide. The division has production in Sweden, the United States, China, India and Japan. Please see www.epiroc.com for product offerings.