The AUTOLOADER and the HAULTEC wagons make a smart team to innovate today’s load-haul-dump cycle. The AUTOLOADER is an autonomously working loading machine, which is able to split rocks that are too big to process. A set of smart haul-dump wagons, the HAULTEC, is responsible for transporting the ore. An uninterrupted free flow of ore is provided and increases the efficiency of the mine. In comparison to current LHDs it’s nearly three times more efficient.
Very well-presented project. Clearly identifies the problem and presents the solution. Brings efficiency to the loading process by separating the hauling and dumpling processes. The vehicle can be extended and can became compact in a very practical way. Has a distinctive product language within the range of the products in the same category.
Hearing that my Autoloader // Haultec concept won an iF STUDENT DESIGN AWARD 2016 made me very happy. Entering the unknown terrain of underground mining made this project a very big challenge.
As working in an underground mine is one of the world's most dangerous jobs, automation is the first goal to keep people out of the danger zone. Besides that, in a cost-intensive industry like mining, it's all about efficiency. With my Autoloader // Haultec concept, I wanted to proof that the solution to more efficiency is not always getting bigger machinery. Becoming smarter, splitting the workload and using the advantages of a flexible, intelligent swarm of smaller machines leads to success. I am happy that the iF jury appreciates that way of thinking - Thank you!