Distributed control systems, field buses and communications networks are coming strongly also to mine automation applications. Unmanned machines are moving and working autonomously equipped with the latest navigation and control technologies. Mobile machines are no longer single manual machines they are parts of the automated production system. VTT has been developing a system level approach to combine different analysis tools to cover system level and machine level functions and operators actions. The production system is divided into sub systems like local safeguarding system in the production area, machine onboard systems, mine wide communication system, the production control system and remote control stations. The system level approach and analysis methods have been developed and applied in two large-scale mine automation application in co-operation with LKAB and Sandvik Tamrock.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 4th Regional Symposium on Computer Applications in the Minerals Industries, APCOM 2001|
|Subtitle of host publication||Tampere, Finland, 3-5 September 2001|
|Editors||Pekka Eloranta, Pekka Särkkä|
|Publisher||Helsinki University of Technology|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
|MoE publication type||B3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings|