ROBOFUEL has been selected as a finalist in the Innovative Mining Solution category
The Australia Mining Prospect Awards bring together some of the largest mining companies and individuals from across the country to celebrate, recognise and award companies and individuals for their key contribution to the Australian Mining Industry.
Mining companies and individuals from across the country come together to celebrate their achievements within the industry. With categories ranging from Coal Mine of the Year and Minerals Processing of the Year to Excellence in Environmental Management and Contribution to Mining, the Prospect Awards aim to encourage, recognize, and reward excellence in Australian mining.
The industry’s night of nights is set to take place in Sydney at Darling Island Wharf’s Doltone House, and is an event not to be missed!
Caterpillar – Command for Dozing
Enerpac – Enerpac Doctor
Flexco – Advanced Cartridge Primary Cleaner
H and B Mining – Streamline Conveyor Transfer Design
Komatsu – INSITE Fleet Management
MTi Group – Blastshield Blast Hole Lining
No Bolt Operations – Tracked Conveyor Platform
Pulse Mining Systems – Operational Mine Analytics Suite
RCT – Independent Guidance Solution
Scott – Robofuel
ROBOFUEL is an automation and control solution, combined with the latest vision and sensing technologies providing refuelling of mine trucks accurately, safely and autonomously. The ROBOFUEL process uses a robotic arm to refuel mining equipment to increase productive hours and efficiency of trucks, with a projected business case that demonstrates a short payback period and deployment models that can be supported by either capital or operational initiatives.
Typically, refuel facilities are manned by at least one person at all times and trucks can spend up to one hour per day travelling to refuel. As there is no manning required for an automated solution, refuelling stations me be optimally located “on-circuit” or even “in-pit” so fleet productivity can be significantly enhanced. ROBOFUEL™ is fully portable and is able to be shifted throughout mine developments allowing for the innovative technology to be placed where it is exactly needed, thus constantly working with the site.
The 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 controlled coupling, pumping and monitoring.