Machinery Automation and Robotics will be showcasing a range of automation and robotics technologies at the 2013 Rio Tinto Northparkes Open Day.
An automation and robotics solutions provider for a range of industries, including the mining industry, Machinery Automation and Robotics will showcase their range of automation and robotics technologies specific to increasing safety and uptime in the mining industry at the March 2 event.
Industries including the Australian mining industry are strongly focussed on workplace health and safety. With the focus usually centred on the employer, employee and industry, it takes events such as the 2013 Rio Tinto Northparkes Open Day to notice the impact health and safety in the mining industry can have on a community.
The 2013 Rio Tinto Northparkes Open Day is specifically aimed at showcasing mining operations to the community and teaching people more about the mining industry. Troy Krogh, general manager at Machinery Automation and Robotics comments that MAR is proud to play a major role in developing new safety focussed automation technologies for the benefit of mining workers and their families, and Northparkes Mine is a great example of a company that understands the importance of improved worker safety for employees and their families.
In light of the community focus of the open day, the team at Machinery Automation and Robotics have transformed one of their key mining technologies. The MARbot, traditionally used for conveyor idler inspection and heavy vehicle maintenance into an interactive game of robotic basketball.
Visitors are welcome to come play a game of MARbot‐ball with the team and discuss how robotics and automation can help to improve mining health and safety.