nc mining. 21st century style in Sweden. These field go operators still takes an elevator 700 meters down into the mine everyday, but he no longer seats at the wheel of his truck. Instead, he controls it remotely as a safe distance from the face where the ore containing precious metal is mined.
> Mining firm Boliden works closely with other big Swedish companies, like Volvo and Ericsson, to develop and implement new technologies. Boliden officials expect more automation in the future, removing some of the dangerous tasks associated with extracting precious metals from the earth.
Instead, they use cameras and sensors to follow the entire process from the a high tech control room, remotely taking control fo the valves and machines when necessary.>>
Both to increase productivity and also to increase security. My experience is that our personnel are very positive toward increase automation and how we use the information. They are very keen to be involved t o find new ways to use technology and the information it generates to improve our business.