- Networks & Connectivity - 5G
- Robots - Wheeled Robots
- Logistics & Transportation
- Product Research & Development
- Leasing Finance Automation
- Material Handling Automation
- System Integration
- Testing & Certification
The mining industry is turning to automation as the next area of opportunity to improve profitability. However, one prerequisite for automation is better connectivity, including mobile connectivity, in the mines.
About The Customer
Boliden, one of the most successful mining companies in the world, with eight mines including the Aitik mine in Sweden, is the customer in this case study. Boliden has partnered with Ericsson to co-create the mine of the future.
Automated and remotely controlled machines, such as drill rigs, provide a solution for automation in mining. By retrofitting drill rigs with autonomous operation and remote-control features, Boliden was able to increase operating hours and handle an increased number of blasts with similar equipment and staffing levels.
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