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Zyfra Starts 5G Trial on Autonomous Mining Dump Trucks at SUEK Khakassia Coal Mine

Coal News - Published on Tue, 30 Jun 2020

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A 5G pilot zone has been deployed for the first time at the SUEK coal company open-pit mine in Khakassia in Russia to test the potential of 5G as part of an autonomous haulage system developed by Finnish-Russian industrial digitalization leader Zyfra. The pilot project is trialled on 130 tons BELAZ-7513R autonomous mining dump trucks. Robotic dump trucks are part of the Zyfra Intelligent Mine system, which is aimed at providing efficient, safe, completely unmanned mining technologies based on robotics, industrial artificial intelligence and internet of thing. Part of the wireless 5G network, with a length of 1.5 km covering the robots’ route, has been deployed on Huawei equipment with a view to performing the tests at the Chernogorsky open-pit mine (Abakansky open-pit mining area, Chernogorsk, Khakassia). The cover is provided by two 5G distributed two-section base transceiver stations (gNodeB), operating in non-standalone mode. The width of the operating channel is 100 MHz.

The main task of the pilot project is to test 5G networks for unmanned and remote-control transport, as well as to reveal and document the technological advantages of the latest-generation network over an industrial WiFi/MESH network.

The whole functionality of the robotic center was utilized as part of the 5G technology tests. All video streams from high resolution cameras, which are mounted along the dump trucks perimeter, are received by the information processing center for real-time equipment control. The use of 5G technology has therefore meant that a great deal of information could be transmitted and delays minimized, thus significantly increasing the accuracy of the movement of the gigantic machines and control safety compared with networks in previous use.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Tue, 30 Jun 2020
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