BHP highlights robotic solution from MIRS

BHP highlights robotic solution from MIRS

6 November 2018

MIRS-a subsidiary of the holding company HighService Corp-is recognized for designing, integrating and manufacturing robotic products and solutions capable of performing in highly variable industrial processes, allowing its customers to incorporate productivity, safety and quality into their processes.

One of the world’s largest mining companies, BHP, published a report on the MIRS Robotic Trommel Blade Handler, which is installed and operating at Minera Escondida.

A high-tech robot that can perform tasks that were previously done manually was developed thanks to an unprecedented joint venture between Minera Escondida, Mirs and FLSmidth.

The MIRS robotic solution allows the automatic and remote replacement of the Trommel blades during programmed stoppages of the SAG mill, tasks that were previously done manually.

This robot improves the safety and productivity of maintenance operations, notes Susan Lasecki, Head of Commercial Innovation, BHP Minerals Americas, in the report: “The robotic arm has safety and productivity benefits. Workers are removed from potentially hazardous situations when changing trommel screens and the time to change each screen is also reduced.”

Learn about Escondida’s giant robotic arm – an example of open innovation.