Sandvik: To Automate or Not To Automate?
Pieter Prinsloo, Automation Manager at Sandvik, was a keynote speaker in Austmine’s Next Generation Mining section of our Technology Stream at IMARC 2015. Pieter’s presentation explained what Sandvik aim for as a company, which is safe and cost effective mining solutions. There was a focus on automation, and the importance of planning and designing for automation. Technology was also discussed, and technology having to fit the application. Another important point presented was data analytics, and how it is key across the organisation.