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Summary: The results being presented in this paper are those obtained during 1996 on a drilling automation project at Stobie mine. This project has successfully demonstrated that the remote operation of multiple drills (by a single driller) from surface using Tamrock Data Solo 1000 Sixty drillrigs is technically feasible and can potentially bring significant rewards in terms of productivity and work environment improvements, as well as labour and maintenance savings.
Publication: CIM Bulletin
Author(s): R.A. Poole, P.V. Golde, G.R. Baiden, M. Scoble
Keywords: Automation, Remote control, Robotics, Technology.
Issue: 1006
Volume: 90
Year: 1997
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Summary: Recent advances in underground communications technology have demonstrated the feasibility of teleoperation and automation in underground metal mines. One major challenge lies in the automation of underground mobile machines from surface, with the potential to reduce significantly the need for human involvement in underground operations. This paper reviews the evolution of underground metal mining automation, principally related to the development of teleoperation and automation of mobile...
Publication: CIM Bulletin
Author(s): Nick Vagenas, Greg Baiden
Keywords: Automation, Mining technology, Technology, Robotics, Underground mining,
Issue: 1006
Volume: 90
Year: 1997
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Summary: Every organization performing R&D is faced with the challenge of introducing new technologies to its operations. Difficulties must be overcome if companies are to realize the benefits anticipated from such developments.
This paper outlines the difficulties encountered in transferring to operations various technologies
developed at the Mining and Exploration Division of the Noranda Technology Centre. The approach used in the selection of a privileged partner for the technology transfer, the...
Publication: CIM Bulletin
Author(s): Michel Lefebvre, André Piché
Keywords: Automation, Technology transfer.
Issue: 1006
Volume: 90
Year: 1997
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Summary: On January 1st 1996 Inco Limited, Tamrock OY, Dyno Explosives Group and CANMET formed a consortium for the development of robotic mining equipment. This project is a five year research and development agreement that combines the talents of the above organizations to facilitate the creation of mining equipment and systems for robotic mining. The projects are based on the communication system developed by Inco Mines Research and currently sold and marketed by Automated Mining Systems Limited....
Publication: CIM Bulletin
Author(s): G.R. Baiden, R.E. Ström, C.J. Preston
Keywords: Automation, Robotics, Communication systems, Positioning modules, navigation
modules, Software mapping system.
Issue: 1006
Volume: 90
Year: 1997
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Summary: Automatic driving at high speed of an underground truck was tested at Brunswick mine in September 1995. Modifications to the truck included: a remote interface to control actuators, front and back video cameras to follow a roof mounted optical guide and proportional hydraulic controls on the steering.
The mathematical model of the hydraulic system was adjusted using least square regression. The steering data, used in calculating the regression parameters, were acquired from the moving truck....
Publication: CIM Bulletin
Author(s): Martin Piotte
Keywords: Automation, Robotics, Technology, Remote-controlled vehicles.
Issue: 1006
Volume: 90
Year: 1997
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Summary: The isothermal bainite transformation kinetics of low- and medium-carbon alloy steels after hot deformation and thermocycling treatment (TC) has been studied by the magnetometric method. Deformation was produced by rolling at 800°C-1000°C. TC included three cycles of rapid (30°C/s) electro-heating up to 900°C-1000°C followed by quenching. Hot deformation retards bainite transformation in the lower part of bainite range (400°C). The effect is greater for higher strain and lower deformation...
Publication: CIM Bulletin
Author(s): E.V. Konopleva
Keywords: Kinetics, Bainite transformation, metallurgy.
Issue: 1006
Volume: 90
Year: 1997
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