The Belarusian heavy vehicles manufacturer BelAZ, VIST Group, and Region 24 have signed a trilateral agreement on creating a robot system for mining operations. The document was signed during the international trade fair Innoprom 2018 in Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk region, Russia, BelAZ representatives reported.
BelAZ specialists are hard at work creating new mining vehicles to meet the latest trends on the global market. Creating transport solutions controlled using the GPS technology is one of the projects. The robot system is supposed to increase productivity, improve operating conditions, and reduce operating costs. The system will be tested in an open pit of the Russian coal mining company SUEK in the Republic of Khakassia, Russian Federation early next year. One operator will be able to control five haul trucks and one loader.
“The distance between the dispatch center and the open pit can vary greatly these days: hundreds or thousands of kilometers. The operator can control the system from any part of the planet while enjoying the comfort of the dispatch center,” BelAZ representatives explained. (BelTA/Ukrainian metal)