November 26, 2020
"Automation, digitalization and electrification are transforming mining into a much safer, more sustainable and profitable business. The construction industry, all the way from tunneling and infrastructure to demolition and recycling, is moving in the same direction and we want to make sure our customers have access to the right solutions that truly meet their current and future needs,"
Big infrastructure and civil engineering projects are complex, with endless moving parts to consider. And compared to mining, the timeframes are usually much more compact. Still, a clever use of data and autonomous functions, smoothly integrated to existing operations, can optimize production without compromising productivity.
Take the Epiroc drill rigs for example. By delivering a precise amount of power for each phase of the drilling operation, all based on continuous data, fuel consumption is optimized without compromising productivity. Additionally, the optional hole navigation system (HNS), that uses positioning data and provides unmatched accuracy in basically all aspects of the drilling process, helps cut drill and blast cost considerably.
For tunneling projects, the Dynamic Tunneling Package has a similar impact. By using the existing 3D CAD model of the project, the drill rig can create its own drill plan directly on the face of the tunnel. This enables a more flexible work process that saves time and delivers a very accurate end result.
"With the new online feature World of Epiroc, we give our customers a virtual experience that showcases many of these solutions,"