Epiroc is helping Sociedad Punta del Cobre, commonly known as Pucobre, to enhance its mining operations in the Atacama region in northern Chile. The collaboration includes defining new ways of working and new roles as well as the development of an integrated information management system. Epiroc's new 6th Sense Mine Management Solution will combine Pucobre's existing systems with for instance Mobilaris scheduler and other task management and reporting features. The new solution is already visible in Pucobre's newly established Control Tower.
"We are happy to collaborate with Pucobre to modernise its mine operations to make it safer and more productive through our digital solutions and our new 6th Sense approach," said Helena Hedblom, Epiroc's senior executive vice president Mining and Infrastructure. "This represents the future of mining."
"We have high expectations in the implementation of 6th Sense to continue improving the safety and productivity of our underground mining operations," said Sebastián Ríos, Pucobre's CEO. "We have strengthened our relationship with Epiroc, as we both target excellence in mining operations. We rely on Epiroc's strategic approach, its collaborative work and its professional team, which is regularly present at our mine site."
The system can be connected to the customer's existing machine fleet regardless of make or model. 6th Sense is Epiroc's new way to optimise customers' processes through automation, system integration and information management - enabling a smart, safe and seamless operation.
The collaboration extends the partnership between the companies with Pucobre's Epiroc equipment including Simba production drill rigs, Boomer face drilling rigs, and Scooptram and Minetruck underground loading and haulage vehicles. Epiroc also provides Pucobre with consumables and service.