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SCOTT’s ROBOFUEL™ is a finalist at the Australian Mining Prospect Awards

SCOTT’s  ROBOFUEL™ has been selected as a finalist at the Prospect Awards – Innovative Mining Solution.

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.

ROBOFUEL has been selected as a finalist in the Innovative Mining Solution category


Mining companies and individuals from across the country will come together next Friday evening 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 Automation & Robotics – 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.


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See Robofuel – Robotic Refuelling Technology at MINExpo2016

See the Robotic Refuelling Technology - Robofuel in action at the Western Global Stand #26029

September 26-28 2016

Las Vegas, NevadaVisit Scott Automation & Robotics at Mine Expo 2016

MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2016 is a world of innovation in one place. It is the largest show of its kind in the world and draws a truly international audience representing all major mining regions of the world. MINExpo® 2016 will have more than 800,00 sq.ft. (74,000 square meters)…12 indoor and outdoor halls and more than 1800 companies.

Increase your productivity, control your costs, keep your operations competitive, improve safety and manage risk with all the new equipment, services, products and technology you will only find at MINExpo®.

Visit the Western Global Stand 26029

About Western Global

Western Global is a leading provider of portable tanks and dispensing equipment for the safe storage and handling of fuels, lubricants, and other fluids.

With relocatable container tanks, fuel monitoring and management, filtration, tank farms, and more, Western Global offers a range of configurable storage solutions tailored to the mining industry. These include the TransTank fuel bullet in-pit servicing and refuelling modules and an unmanned robotic refuelling system for safe and speedy refuelling of heavy equipment. Both innovations significantly reduce refuelling time, keeping your mining operation on the move. Storage solutions are also available for lubrication, explosives, and other dangerous goods.


Find out more on our Mining Technologies.


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Mobile Robot at QME

Mining robot, autonomous robot, mill liner scan, extraction point profiling

MAR is at QME with a robot with a difference.

The ‘Mobile Profile Scanner’ is an autonomous robot designed for scanning in potentially hazardous areas to ensure the safety of personnel.

Particularly useful in mining applications such as extraction point profiling and mill liner scanning, Machinery Automation & Robotics (MAR) is taking the Mobile Profile Scanner for display on the Rockwell stand at QME.

Mark Lix, Automation Engineer and MAR’s Mining Industry Specialist, says: ‘The Mobile Profile Scanner not only dramatically increases safety for personnel, but also provides a fast and accurate means of data collection’.

‘We are excited to have the robotic scanner at QME – people have the opportunity to not only see it in action, but interact with the robot as it moves around the stand’

The Mobile Profile Scanner is on stand 1017 (Rockwell) at QME 24th – 26th July in Mackay.

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