Mining companies and port operators face the challenges of ensuring the health and safety of personnel, increasing productivity, and reducing operational costs. thyssenkrupp addresses these challenges with smart stockyard and port solutions that are fully automated and digitized – and help customers stay competitive.
A fully automated and digitized material handling process enhances equipment efficiency and availability, which ultimately increases productivity and lowers operational costs. thyssenkrupp’s services and solutions for smart bulk materials handling include digital maintenance assistance systems (MAS) and stockpile management and drone-based inspection systems. All conveyor systems and bulk materials handling machines involved in such a process function fully automatically and can be operated from a central control room, while anti-collision systems ensure the safe operation of large-scale equipment.
Increased system availability
Full process transparency
Martin Krex - Global Product Manager for Automation and Digitization
Efficient inspection by drone
Drones fitted with thermal cameras can supplement the 3D models to enable condition monitoring or reveal any temperature-related damage. Our smart stockyard and port solutions are rounded off by a reporting and consulting service that provides customers with a precisely documented machine and system history. This enables us to determine the optimization potential of a plant, individual machines, or an entire operation. Last but not least, we can also anticipate machine faults at an early stage and thus avoid possible damage.
A smart stockyard where bulk materials handling is automated and digitized may also be part and parcel of a smart terminal where automation and digitization lead to the optimization of port processes.