Smart stockyard and port solutions for more efficient, more productive, and safer bulk materials handling.
Mining companies and port operators face the challenges of ensuring the health and safety of personnel, increasing productivity, and reducing operational costs. thyssenkrupp addresses these challenges with smart stockyard and port solutions that are fully automated and digitized – and help customers stay competitive.
Increased system availability
A fully automated and digitized material handling process enhances equipment efficiency and availability, which ultimately increases productivity and lowers operational costs. All bulk materials handling machines and conveyor systems involved in such a process function fully automatically and can be operated from a central control room.
Full process transparency
We combine material flow detection with pile scanning instruments to create a digitized 3D stockpile model that is updated in real time and allows multiple machines to work simultaneously on the same stockpile. As each step is documented and visualized, full process transparency is ensured. 3D visualization of the stockpile condition and shape allows pile gaps to be detected and refilled with new material, while anti-collision systems ensure the safe operation of large-scale equipment. By coordinating all stockyard machines the number of unnecessary movements is reduced and efficiency enhanced. Our digital maintenance assistance system (MAS) visualizes, plans and schedules maintenance tasks according to usage time and displays the maintenance areas The outcome of stockyard automation and digitization is quite simply stockyard optimization.
How you benefit
Our Stockpile Management System provides you with real-time data on the material handled, enables live data adjustment, and optimally supports operators in improving overall performance. This brings you concrete benefits:
- Gap between theoretical and real capacity reduced – with no huge investment
- Inventory data on material stocks
- Improved operational execution
- Simplification of inventory accumulation
- Provision of data for reporting purposes
Your HMI interface
Our Stockpile Management System acts as a human-machine interface that enables your stockpiles to be managed smartly and efficiently via a website or SCADA system
The detailed user interface offers you a wide range of useful features:
Overview of actual state of stockpiles with height and machine position data
Overview of all generated work orders with options to delete, modify or define new work orders
Notification of any errors with an alarm message list detailing all system defaults
Visualization of the actual values of the main components of your machines, e.g. power consumption and position
Editing of configurations for parameters such as stockyard, stockpiles, materials, and machines
Adaptive rate control (only for bucket wheel reclaimer)
Sensor-based anti-collision system for machine stockpile
Stacking and reclaiming scheduled selection
The system’s core components