Mechanisation & Operational Automation

An in-depth understanding of the “drivers” for increased mechanization is important to ensure that mechanization is not adopted for the wrong reasons.

The two top Driver for embarking on mechanization are:

Increased productivity leading to lower unit/ton produces, and this also allows for flexibility to realise extraction of lower grade reserves

Improved safety by removing workers from high “risk areas” and reducing the incidence of low-skilled work.

Increased productivity improving overall productivity is probably the most important driver for increased mechanization.

We apply a Six-step approach to assist in the multi-criteria decision making process

  • Identify the need for change
  • Evaluate and “Weight” the criteria
  • Identify the options available
  • Calculate the best option based on the weighted criteria
  • Implement and measure outcome
  • Audit and re-align where required