1 min read / December 20, 2022
E&MJ looks at the trends, technologies and projects which are redefining the future of autonomous open-pit mining
The future of mining is autonomous…or so it would seem from the number of technology implementations announced this year. From BHP replacing the entire haul fleet at Escondida with Cat 798 AC electric drive trucks equipped for autonomous operation and Komatsu’s autonomous haulage system (AHS) deployment at Anglo American’s Los Bronces, to Sandvik kitting out Chilean mining contractor, Movitec, with autonomous drills and Amaroq Minerals sizing up autonomation the Nalunaq site in Greenland, these are just a fraction of the projects that have come to fruition in 2022.
*This article was written by Carly Leonida for E&MJ’s December issue. You can read the rest here.