Autoguided vehicles in production environments

CIM Vancouver 2002
Paul-André Corbeil, Eric Brouillette, Arie Moerman, Casper Swart,
Abstract Automation technologies are increasingly envisaged to improve underground mining productivity. However, the technologies need to be used and adopted gradually in order to get the best benefits. This paper presents the technical and operational aspects of autoguided production vehicles at Brunswick mine.

During 2001 Noranda’s Brunswick mine has successfully commissioned an automated haulage zone where two optically guided trucks transport ore from a remotely operated chute to two ore passes. Operational advantages include increased system capacity and enhanced safety and comfort for the operator. The data obtained up to now indicate that the system can operate reliably under mine production.
Keywords: Automation, Technologies, Autoguided truck, Technical data, Operational data, Trucks, commissionning, Underground mine, Advantages
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