References

  • 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 large-scale introduction of WLAN in coal mining  (400 Access points RAG, D), 2005
  • 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 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 fully intrinsically safe (M1) Gigabit-fiber / WLAN  system with mining specific addon functions (from 2010)
  • Radar / Laser guidance of world’s first trackless tunnel supply train (2015-2016)
  • Design of first fully electric (200t) trackless transport train, battery powered  and with wheel hub motors, Diesel hybrid option (2017-2018)