Multiple machines – Single drill operator on Surface at INCO’s Stobie Mine

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 90, No. 1006, 1997
R.A. Poole, Automated Mining Systems Inc., Aurora, Ontario, P.V. Golde and G.R. Baiden, Mines Research, INCO Ltd., Copper Cliff, Ontario, and M. Scoble, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
Abstract 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.
Keywords: Automation, Remote control, Robotics, Technology.
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