Mining and mineral processing goes digital: thyssenkrupp and indurad receive “Data-based Services 2017” award

As part of a benchmarking study by the renowned RWTH Aachen University, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions and indurad have been awarded the “Data-based Services 2017” award. This year, the study focused on identifying industry leading approaches in the field of data-based services and digitization among 75 participating European companies.

“We are delighted that we were chosen out of such a strong group of participants. The solutions we developed together with indurad are unrivaled when it comes to transforming offline machines into digital tools. For example, with our condition monitoring solutions we are able to foresee machine failures before they happen. By taking appropriate countermeasures in good time we reduce downtimes and help our customers by optimizing production processes,” says Christian Fabry, Head of Sales Performance and Procurement in the Parts and Supply Management department of thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions.

Data-based services enhance productivity, process security and competitiveness

By collecting and analyzing data the solutions create added value for customers in the mining and mineral processing industry. The basis for this is a unique radar technology that is capable of performing measurements online and in real-time. It is compatible with every kind of equipment in the market – whether brownfield or greenfield.

thyssenkrupp and indurad were recognized not only for their digital solutions but especially for the highly customized nature of these solutions. “For example, for one of our customers we developed a tailor-made, fully automated longitudinal storage system for bulk materials. Knowing the height and shape of each pile, our solution not only automatically directs the reclaimer to exactly the right position, but additionally allows a precise forecast of future demand. In addition, we were also able to increase utilization of the facility significantly,” adds Christian Fabry.

“Alongside productivity, our solutions also enhance process stability and collision avoidance. For instance, we can reduce crawler drive control movements by up to 40 percent, decreasing wear and process variations and additionally reducing the number of collisions to zero. Data-based solutions can get the complete production chain up to speed, allowing all mining systems to be fully automated,” concludes Reik Winkel, CEO of indurad.

About thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions:

The Industrial Solutions business area of thyssenkrupp is a leading partner for the engineering, construction and service of industrial plants and systems. Based on more than 200 years of experience we supply tailored, turnkey plants and components for customers in the chemical, fertilizer, cement, mining and steel industries. As a system partner to the automotive, aerospace and naval sectors we develop highly specialized solutions to meet the individual requirements of our customers. Around 21,000 employees at more than 70 locations form a global network with a technology portfolio that guarantees maximum productivity and cost-efficiency.

The Service business unit offers high-quality services for industrial plants and systems around the world and along the entire plant life cycle: from asset management, training, consulting, parts management and on-site service to upgrades and revamps. Backed by years of experience and a global network of service centers and hubs we guarantee our global customers in the chemical, cement, mining and other industries quick, tailored solutions that ensure their plants and machines deliver the best possible performance.

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About indurad:

indurad is the only supplier that develops, manufactures and integrates efficient, compact and robust industrial 2D and 3D radar sensors and integrates them into turnkey industrial automation and digitization solutions. With a team of highly qualified experts it provides systems to solve customers’ specific challenges in the mining and mineral processing industries.

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