Innovation is our tradition and our staff over time has successfully introduced or participated in a number of world innovations around mobile machines:

  • Participation in the world’s first TBM controlled from above ground – CM at RAG, 1992
  • Autonomous Drill Rigs in LKAB Kiruna / Malmberget (S) – CM for Atlas Copco, 1997-2000
  • Creation of the International Rock Excavation Data Exchange Standard (IREDES)– from 2000 until now
  • World’s first commercial longwall shearer communicating on Wireless LAN (Eickhoff, D), 2006
  • Autonomous monorail system integration (RAG, D), 2007 – RAG innovation award in 2008
  • World’s first RFID based automatic train and material tracking in coal mining (RAG Anthrazit, D)
  • Control of world’s first multi combination crawler vehicle with automated tunnel guidance (Atlas Copco 2010 – 2014)
  • World’s first automatic M2M LHD – Truck communication (KGHM ZANAM, 2014)
  • Radar / Laser guidance of world’s first trackless tunnel supply train (ROWA, ATP 2015-2016)