Epiroc is vital to a sustainable society and a global productivity partner for mining and infrastructure customers. As a leading provider of innovative mining equipment, technology, and services, Epiroc is dedicated to advancing the mining industry through cutting-edge solutions that enhance efficiency, safety, and sustainability. Epiroc seeks a novel solution to harness real-time rock data as part of its commitment. This data-driven approach aims to optimize mining operations, minimize waste rock handling, and achieve more environmentally friendly and resource-efficient mining practices.

Opportunity overview

Today, underground mines are increasingly equipped with connectivity solutions that unlock the value of real-time production data. Acquiring accurate and timely rock condition data directly from the mining face presents an unparalleled opportunity for further operational optimization. Epiroc aims to enhance the sustainability of mining activities by extracting ore with precision and minimizing waste rock. Epiroc seeks robust data collection systems to acquire rock condition data for specific or multiple rock types to achieve this. These systems could be deployed at the mining face on the rock surface, within drilled blast holes, or through non-destructive sensing methods that penetrate the rock.

The ideal solution should integrate seamlessly with Epiroc’s mining machinery, withstand the demanding conditions of underground mines (including vibrations, dust, and humidity), and enable swift data processing. The acquired rock condition data should be processed rapidly to provide actionable insights for immediate adjustments to the mine plant’s drilling, blasting, crushing, grinding, and processing activities.

Summary of requested solution

Epiroc seeks innovative solutions that offer real-time rock condition data acquisition and processing. The answer should accommodate three requirements: First, the solution should reliably collect rock condition data for specific or multiple rock types directly from the mining face. Secondly, the system should be designed to seamlessly integrate with Epiroc’s mining machinery and systems, effectively withstanding challenging conditions in underground mining environments. Finally, the ideal solution would entail a fast and efficient data processing mechanism that transforms raw data into actionable information.

Your opportunity with Epiroc

Epiroc is a pioneer in innovative mining and infrastructure solutions, providing cutting-edge equipment, tools, and services across ~150 countries. Collaborating with Epiroc on this industry-leading mining initiative offers a unique chance to position your company at the global forefront of sustainable technology. By joining Epiroc’s mission for a more environmentally conscious future, your company can gain unparalleled exposure, access new markets, and become a driving force in reshaping the mining and infrastructure industries.

Examples we're looking for

Advanced sensor technology

1. Cutting-edge sensors capable of accurately measuring rock conditions in real time, even in the challenging conditions of an underground mine.
2. Innovative solution for analyzing flushing media to extract valuable real-time data about rock conditions encountered during drilling operations.

Data processing, analytics, and connectivity solutions

Create sophisticated algorithms that rapidly process raw data to provide actionable insights for optimizing mining operations on-site and centrally.

Epiroc is a global productivity partner for mining and construction customers and accelerates the transformation toward a sustainable society. With ground-breaking technology, Epiroc develops and provides innovative and safe equipment, such as drill rigs, rock excavation, and construction equipment and tools for surface and underground applications. The company also offers world-class service and other aftermarket support, as well as solutions for automation, digitalization, and electrification.

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