Mine Site Automation and Communication event given the seal of approval
Posted: 07/11/2012 12:00:00 AM EDT | 0
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4 July 2012, Sydney
Mining experts across Australia are gearing up for the sixth installment of Mining IQ’s Mine Site Automation and Communication conference.
The three day event at Burswood Entertainment Complex in Perth runs from 28 August 2012 and is renowned for drawing together high level experts to share the latest challenges and solutions that are key to innovation within the mining industry.
This year’s event focuses on driving productivity by transitioning from isolated automated machinery to creating autonomous operations. The program has received the seal of approval from the Official Mine Site Automation and Communication Advisory Board.
Members of the board; Jason Nitz, Mining Systems Strategist at Newcrest Mining, Vivek Ganesh, Process Control and Automation at Vale and John Massey, Engineering Executive at Parsons Brinkhoff; have reviewed the topic areas to ensure that the event caters for the requirements of those working directly in the automation of mine sites.
The conference will feature case studies presented by Australia’s top mining companies including Rio Tinto, Barrick Australia, GHD, Macmahon Contractors, Hatch, Crosslands Resources. One of the industry’s leading OEMs, Sandvik has also just confirmed their involvement as a presenter.
This is the sixth time the conference has run and has proven successful at hitting the right marks with industry professionals in the past: “The audience is well qualified. It is a time of change for the mine operation with their relationship with mining communication systems and this conference was well placed” said a Business Manager at Mine Site Technologies.
An Electrical Engineer at Rio Tinto commented that the previous edition provided “Good learning and views on a bigger scale than just what we do on the site.”
This year’s presentations will include:
- Successful implementation of unmanned mining communication systems
- The interaction of humans and machines: keeping the semi-automated mine safe
- Functional safety and the lessons learned in regards to automations
- Ensuring your mining communication systems are reliable and available to optimise mine productivity
For more information, the full agenda or to book at place at Mine Site Automation and Communication 2012 visit www.mineautomation.com.au.
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