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Autonomous Haulage Systems – the Business Case


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Author R Price


Technology has the potential to revolutionise industries, work functions or businesses. One such technology in the mining industry is the deployment of automation in a modern autonomous haulage system (AHS). This paper examines a theoretical application of an AHS in a medium scale mine site. The cost-benefit commercial argument is particularly compelling, and the paper outlines metrics and future issues for consideration.


Price, R, 2016. Autonomous Haulage Systems – the Business Case, in Proceedings Ninth AusIMM Open Pit Operators’ Conference 2016, pp 11–17 (The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy: Melbourne).