Epiroc explores digital mine in action with new Control Tower launch
The recently inaugurated Control Tower located in Epiroc facilities in Örebro, Sweden, is designed to be an innovation arena to collaborate around, and to explore and develop automation and information management solutions. The Control Tower is much more than a showroom - it is a part of the Epiroc strategy to support customers to take the right steps towards safety, productivity and improved operations.
In the high-tech Epiroc Control Tower the visitor can also explore remote controlled and automated machines which can be operated anywhere around the globe. Furthermore, Epiroc information management solutions are displayed through telematics and integrated systems, demonstrating the digital and connected mine.
"When planning our new Control Tower we knew that it was going to be more than a showroom of our automation and information management solutions. We
built it to be a place where we together with our customers and partners will develop the functionalities of tomorrow's mining operations but also
where we do actual work within these areas", explains Andreas Nordbrandt, President of the Underground Rock Excavation division, Epiroc.
With the new Control Tower, Epiroc has an excellent opportunity to help customers on their digitalization journey - by bringing cutting-edge
technologies together, and working in close collaboration with both customers and partners. With an ecosystem view and open and agnostic
approach, Epiroc can help customers to integrate equipment, services and information management systems into an efficient value chain.
Pucobre in Chile is an example of a customer with a firm determination to transform the mine operation using the best and latest digital support:
"Support of the global Epiroc team will be of essence to have a successful journey in automation and mine control, with improvements in productivity,
cost control and safety. All of the above will lead us in the future towards becoming a 'best in class' operation in underground mining. At Pucobre, we
are really looking forward to follow up on the agreed project priorities, Epiroc can count on our firm commitment"," says Sebastian Rios, CEO of Pucobre.
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