Onboard ore analysis for mining equipment – laser guidance helps miners ‘see’ through rock
We are always trying to figure out how to enable customers to be more productive and effective without compromising safety. The Rockathon challenge is a good continuation for our research work. At the end of the Rockathon, we set out concrete next steps with the winner of this challenge to follow up the discussions, agreements and further development of the prototypes. Participants are given comprehensive feedback in the form of reports and recommendations.
Sirpa Launis, Research Manager at Sandvik
The winner of the first Rockathon was the team from SPECTRAL Industries. SPECTRAL Industries develops a system that uses laser guidance to help mining engineers “see” into rock and make precision cuts.
As the winning team, SPECTRAL Industries was awarded a collaboration agreement with Sandvik.
The concept of a hackathon creates very intense co-operation in a pressure-cooker mode. The information input density was high, due to a combination of field demos with expert team interviews. We learned a lot and experienced enormous efficiency in terms of results achieved versus time invested.
Ad Maas, SPECTRAL Industries
For more information
- Sandvik focuses on co-creation to find seeds for success
- Rockathon Mining Challenge Interview with the Winning Team from SPECTRAL Industries
- SPECTRAL Industries website