GEKKO Systems and Rockwell Automation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop software solutions that will assist mining customers across the globe to account for metal content in the various stages of ore processing plants and provide the analytical capability to audit and improve operating performance.


Rockwell Automation business managers Peter Morell (left) and Michael Pantaleano (right) with Gekko Global Mining & Processing Services manager Renaldo Maras and Gekko group manager – Sales & Commercial Andrew Edmondston.

Rockwell Automation and Gekko have worked together collaboratively over 15 years and bring together Gekko’s deep knowledge and experience in mineral processing solutions and operations with Rockwell Automation’s global leadership in automation.

The MoU was signed on February 27 by Gekko’s Global Mining and Processing Services manager Renaldo Maras, Gekko’s group manager - Sales & Commercial Andrew Edmondston and Rockwell Automation’s regional director South Pacific, David Hegarty.

“It is exciting for Gekko Systems to be associated with Rockwell Automation in what we believe to be a significant opportunity to assist the mining industry to make sense from valuable data that is often lost or not easily accessible for analysis.” said Renaldo Maras.

The metallurgical accounting program is in development and pilot stage.

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to help co-develop this Connected Mine software solution with Gekko Systems. This is the culmination of our ongoing 15 plus year relationship and the exploitation of technology and industry trends towards the Industrial Internet of Things. This is a solution that ultimately will help benefit our respective clients,” said Rockwell Automation, Gekko account manager Steve Simpkin.

Gekko Systems is a leader in the mineral processing industry, offering fully integrated solutions to mining companies. Gekko is a pioneer in the design, manufacturing and installation of energy efficient, low height, modular plants.

With offices in Australia, Canada and South Africa, the Gekko team is passionate about delivering products and services that achieve maximum efficiencies for its customers around the world.

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