Fixed focus on digital plants

MM talks to Metso’s chief digital officer Jani Puroranta (JP), and Sujeet Chand (SC), senior vice president and chief technical officer at Rockwell Automation, about the companies’ recent collaboration and mining’s journey to digitalisation

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"So much work has been going to the autonomy, predictive maintenance and optimisation of the mobile equipment, that now it is time to take a serious look at the fixed assets too," says Puroranta

In your view, how far has the mining industry come when it comes to utilising data analytics, predictive maintenance and machine learning?

JP: I think t...