- Revolutionizing a Chilean copper mine with high-tech heap leaching solutionsChile is home to the world’s largest supply of copper, but the process of extracting it can be time-consuming and dangerous for workers – a challenge EPCM tackled with high-tech solutions at one major mine. The key to success was re-visioning how the mine handles a process called “heap leaching irrigation.”
- Safety and efficiency equal success in the Fourth Industrial Revolution“Industry 4.0” refers to combining the automation of traditional manufacturing and industrial practices with the power of leading-edge communications technology, the Internet, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. For the team here at EPCM, Industry 4.0 is much more than a buzzword; it denotes real, positive change for companies and their employees.
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- Implementing AI at Codelco revolutionizes mine with copper sorting machineAs the world’s largest copper producer, Codelco produces 1.7 million tons of fine copper per year. Headquartered in Chile, Codelco explores, develops, extracts and processes mineral resources that are converted into refined copper and by-products. The Radomiro Tomic Mine in Calama, Chile produces high grades of copper sold on the global market. The client had previously installed an automated copper cathode sorting machine system with little success.
- Industry 4.0: Increasing throughput in manufacturing using integrated technologyBased in the US, our client is a leading North American specialty paint manufacturer. In 2020, our client was in the process of conducting a broad review of their production processes across a number of plants. In conjunction with that review, they were looking to get a clearer understanding of a specific batch manufacturing process in terms of throughput, speed, and capacity.
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