Robotics and autonomous technology group ASI Mining, partially owned by Epiroc, has fully commercialised Mobius, its agnostic autonomous haulage system (AHS).

asim press releaseThe company’s announcement comes in conjunction with a recent announcement from Roy Hill on a planned expansion of autonomous haul trucks from 10 to 96 using Mobius combined with Epiroc support.

“The product verification phase at Roy Hill included the operation of a mixed fleet of CAT 793F and Hitachi EH-5000 haul trucks operating under ASI Mining’s Mobius traffic management system (TMS). Full integration with Wenco, the fleet management system (FMS) used by Roy Hill, is also underway as part of ASI Mining’s interoperability with fleet management systems,” ASI said.

“The phase included KPI performance verification of efficiency, productivity and AHS availability using a fleet of 10 haul trucks operating in both ore and waste hauls at multiple locations within the Roy Hill iron ore mine.”

The validation phase is now complete, and Roy Hill moving to the expansion phase to convert and operate Mobius on a total fleet size of 96 haul trucks, making it the largest AHS site in the world.

The closing of the verification has allowed for full validation of the system’s performance and operational safety, along with full field services for deployment r
Support of ASI Mining’s AHS globally will be through Epiroc’s distribution network.

Mobius supports AHS operations, but it is also an autonomous mining platform which supports other applications such as Mobius for Blasting, Mobius for Drills and Mobius for Dozers.

“The commercialization of AHS will now also enable bringing these other autonomous applications to market,” the company said.