Robofuel™ – Robotic Refuelling


Robofuel’s automated refuelling involves the application of a robotic arm to refuel conventional mining equipment to both increase productive hours and efficiency of trucks and reduce cash costs on site.

Typically, traditional fuel tanks are manned by at least one person at all times and trucks can spend up to one hour per day travelling to refuel in isolated areas away from the pit.

As there is no manning required for Robofuel automated refuelling solution, refuelling stations are able to be placed “on the circuit” or even “in-pit” so trucks can significantly reduce the amount of time dedicated to and from fuel stations each day.

Scott Automation & Robotics Robofuel system uses a state-of-the-art vision sensing and detection system which allows the robot to locate the position and orientation of the truck’s fuel tank. This information is used to couple the fuel nozzle with the tank. Fuel spillages are minimised through the controlled coupling and pumping, mitigating the risk of environmental contamination.

 Robotic Refuelling with Robofuel

Benefits of the Robofuel System include:


  • Cost – Reduced staffing levels and ability to monitor remotely
  • Productivity – Reduced time, distance and specific fuel consumption
  • Safety – Eliminates exposure to flammable liquid and repetitive strain injuries
  • Flexibility – Ability to be used for other mobile applications including the replenishment of drills and excavators
  • Environment – Minimised spillages & environmental contamination


To arrange a site visit or obtain more information on Scott’s Robotic Refuelling System, Contact Us today.

Robofuel Robotic Refuelling Brochure English

Robofuel Brochure English






Case Studies

See Robofuel – Robotic Refuelling Technology at MINExpo2016

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Award Winner – The PACE Zenith Mining Minerals Process & Control Award for ROBOFUEL

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