rené valle
Insight
René Valle
Country Manager
MacLean Engineering
BEVs in mining may seem like a novelty but René Valle, Country Manager of MacLean Engineering, says BEVs have simply been overlooked
Digitalization and automation
Roundtable
Jari Moilanen
Jari Moilanen
Director of Digital Plant at Outotec

Digitalization can help as smart plants and operations reduce the number of operators required. But there is the prevalence of the syndrome of proven technology. All companies want to benefit from new technologies but no one wants to be the first to try them. They know that digitalization can greatly benefit the industry, but they are not quite sure how. So, we make sure to speak directly with our customers to create a common understanding of the problem and, step-by-step, to start building a solution that will provide continuous improvement. The idea is to incorporate digitalization throughout the whole value chain to also gather integrated data.

Digitalization and automation are becoming essential in mine operations.
Richard-Booth
Roundtable
Richard-Booth
Richard Booth
Managing Director for North and South America
MMD Mineral Sizing Central America

I believe the biggest problem is that mines try to cut costs excessively. Sometimes the highest cost in an operation is personnel, due to the number of people needed but also the impact unions can have on production. Understandably, many mines want to automate their processes to reduce costs and increase safety. With the FMSL, autonomous or semi-autonomous trucks are spotted using the latest 3D cameras and RFID sensors to assist accurate truck alignment. Distanced from the shovel operation, truck drivers (if present) can enjoy a safer and more controlled working environment, as they are separated from the swinging shovel bucket. Our goal is to ensure the FMSL can be controlled by a single shovel operator. With personnel reduced and autonomous trucks introduced, site safety is greatly increased.

Mexico Mining Review asked the industry leaders about the main problems operators are facing in ramping up productivity and how technology and…
René Valle
View from the Top
René Valle
General Manager, Mexico and Central America
MacLean Engineering
MacLean Engineering designs, manufactures and markets engineered solutions.
Rene Valle
Insight
Rene Valle
General Manager, Mexico and Central America
MacLean Engineering
We are preparing products for the future of diesel-free mines
Tony Caron
Insight
Tony Caron
General Manager for Latin America
MacLean Engineering
“The company depends on a structure designed for resilience in the face of market variations and this helps keep up us afloat,”
machinery
Spotlight
The product finds its origins in MacLean’s founding vision for MacLean Engineering.
Rene Valle, General Manager Mexico of MacLean Engineering
Insight
Rene Valle
General Manager Mexico
MacLean Engineering
MacLean Engineering is now on a mission to bring Mexican safety and equipment standards up to the level of Canada.
mmf 2015
News Article
Mexico Mining Forum 2015:Critical Success Factors for Suppliers and Service Providers panel highlights
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