TECHNOLOGY

Modular Mining installs systems at Kevitsa

Modular Mining has installed its DISPATCH, ProVision and MineCare systems at Boliden’s Kevitsa mine in northern Finland

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Boliden’s Kevitsa Mine has implemented Modular Mining’s DISPATCH system, shown on the mobile device above

Boliden’s Kevitsa Mine has implemented Modular Mining’s DISPATCH system, shown on the mobile device above

The DISPATCH Fleet Management System (FMS) and ProVision Machine Guidance System have replaced previous technologies at the mine. The DISPATCH FMS will optimise the mine's haulage cycle, while the ProVision Excavator system assumes responsibility for machine guidance.

In conjunction with regional Komatsu equipment dealer, Suomen Rakennuskone Oy (SR-O), Modular Mining also installed its MineCare system to bring cloud-based, proactive, asset health monitoring and maintenance management capabilities to the Kevitsa operation. SR-O has also partnered with Modular Mining to provide ongoing service to Boliden.

"We're very proud to be part of an integrated Komatsu solution that combines world-class equipment, strong local dealer support and our all-makes technology," said Greg Lanz, VP business development at Modular Mining. "It's also very exciting to work with a passionate company like Boliden in our shared pursuit of sustainable mining."

Modular Mining's solutions were selected to optimise haulage, improve loading accuracy and increase availability across more than 30 pieces of equipment in Kevitsa's mixed-manufacturer fleet. The technologies will help the mine overcome challenges with material blending, material identification at the face, misdirected loads, payload production records and operator training.

Mine representatives cited Modular Mining's relationship with Komatsu, as well as product flexibility and extensive range of add-on modules, as being key motivators in the choice to implement Modular Mining's solutions.

In addition, because the mine anticipates an eventual transition to autonomous operation, the DISPATCH FMS' integration in Komatsu's FrontRunner Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) also influenced the buying decision.

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