Fall 2023 Cycle

Orebody Knowledge for Sustainable Mining with Epiroc

Advanced sensing technology
Real-time data analytics
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Epiroc is a vital part of 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. As part of its commitment, Epiroc seeks a novel solution to harness real-time rock data. 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. By extracting ore with precision and minimizing waste rock, Epiroc aims to enhance the sustainability of mining activities. To achieve this, Epiroc seeks robust data collection systems to acquire rock condition data for specific or multiple rock types. 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 solution should accommodate three requirements: First, the solution should be capable of reliably collecting 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.

Focus Areas

Examples of solutions we’re interested in

Advanced sensor technology

  1. Cutting-edge sensors capable of accurately measuring rock condition 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 the encountered rock conditions 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, ideally both on-site and centrally.

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