Epiroc takes control of digitalisation with new facility

Epiroc recently opened its Control Tower innovation arena in Örebro, Sweden, designed to boost collaboration and development around automation and information management solutions
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The digital mine in action at Epiroc’s Control Tower

Staff Reporter

The Control Tower is not meant to be just a showroom, Epiroc said; it is part of its strategy to support customers to take the right steps towards safety, productivity and improved operations.

In the high-tech Epiroc Control Tower visitors can explore remote-controlled and automated machines, while Epiroc information management solutions are displayed through telematics and integrated systems to demonstrate 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," said Andreas Nordbrandt, president of the underground rock excavation division at Epiroc.

"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."

With the new Control Tower, Epiroc said it has an excellent opportunity to help customers on their digitalisation 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, it can also help customers to integrate equipment, services and information management systems into an efficient value chain.