This case study presents the Transmin RockLogic Control System, which improves efficiency and workplace safety for rockbreaking at an Australian mine site.
Integrating the RockLogic System
The RockLogic system can be retrofitted to an existing rockbreaker or new rockbreakers can be provided automation-ready. Sensors are fitted to each boom, allowing the RockLogic system to calculate the boom geometry. The high performance RockLogic controller performs all the computations for the collision avoidance and automated movements locally for increased responsiveness and reliability.
Transmin engineers program your environment into collision avoidance software. The controller is then able to prevent collisions between the boom and surrounding obstacles by pre-emptively slowing the boom as required.
|Plant & process integration|
Transmin works with clients to specify the automated movements that will be useful during operation, for example, an automatic park sequence. These movements can be initiated by an operator pressing a button or a plant signal.
The RockLogic system can integrate with your existing SCADA software and control device (e.g. radio transmitter) or Transmin can install new control devices such as ergonomic joysticks.
RockLogic has a strong commitment to providing innovative products using cutting edge technology. Our products build on 18 years of boom design evolution and newly developed control technology leveraging the latest techniques in robotics, networking, signal processing and embedded system programming.
"A dynamic team of world class engineers can be on site for any part of the process"
RockLogic has familiarity and established relationships with the mining industry. Customers include BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Newcrest and many more, and the company has a reputation for delivering high quality products for mining applications.
RockLogic's philosophy is that of delivering control systems that are robust and maintainable for immediate use upon delivery. The company has a dynamic team of world class engineers and personnel who can be on site for any part of the process.
The typical sequence of events when using the RockLogic Rockbreaker Control System (RCS):