Call for Papers: Mine Automation 2012
Conference Start Date:
01st March 2012
Deadline for Paper:
01st January 2011
While the mining industry is experiencing a boom on one hand, on the other hand it’s plagued with lack of skilled resources, rising costs, difficult mine site conditions and increased chances of safety hazards among many others. Although mine automation has been around for a while, companies are now increasingly beginning to view automation as a solution to many problems. Taking a cue from other resource-rich countries that operate on advanced automated mine sites; Australia has now begun to tread down that path.
Mine Automation 2012 will provide answers to some of the biggest questions facing both management and employees – the implementation of automation and the associated change management. A blend of international and in-house experiences will equip you to adequately define the value proposition of automation and its integration with existing systems and processes at your mine site. Whether you’re in the process of making a decision to automate a single process or moving towards being a tele-operated mine, you will return with great take-away’s and immediate actionable learning’s.
· Evaluation and deployment of autonomous systems
· Preparing for an incremental move towards being a remote-control mine site in the future
· Conquering the implementation challenges of automation in haulage, collision avoidance, material handling, drilling and blasting and mining communication
· Discussing the people and process changes associated with automation
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