Robotics in Mining – Thematic Intelligence

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Robotics in Mining Thematic Intelligence Report Overview

Robots benefit multiple segments of the mining value chain. The integration of robots, including drones, autonomous haulage systems (AHS), and remote-controlled machines, has revolutionized the mining sector. Field robots in mining include AHSs, which transport minerals from the site to processing plants. These are valuable throughout the mining value chain, particularly in extraction and processing.

The ‘Robotics in Mining’ thematic intelligence report assesses how robotics can be utilized across the mining industry. It provides a comprehensive analysis of the industry, including real-life case studies that showcase how mining companies have responded to the impact of this theme on their operations. The report also gives an insight into the key players and the competitive landscape of the mining sector within the robotics theme.

Value Chain Segments ·        Hardware Components

·        Software Components

·        Robot Manufacturing

·        Robotics as a Service

Leading Robotics Adopters in Mining ·        Anglo American

·        BHP

·        Boliden

·        Fortescue Metals

·        Rio Tinto

Leading Robotics Vendors ·        Cognex

·        Cyberdyne

·        Estun Automation

·        FANUC

·        HollySys

Specialist Robotics Vendors in Mining ·        ABB

·        Bell Equipment

·        Caterpillar

·        Emesent

·        Epiroc

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Robotics Value Chain Analysis

The core segments in the robotics value chain are hardware components, software components, robot manufacturing, and robotics as a service.

Robot Manufacturing

Robot manufacturing comprises industrial robots and service robots. Industrial robots are housed in safety cages as they lack sensory intelligence, making them dangerous to be placed near workers for fear of injury. Additionally, China is the key market for industrial robots due to accelerating automation in the Chinese manufacturing sector and the retooling of its automotive factories.

Robotics Value Chain

Robotics Value Chain

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Robotics in Mining – Competitive Landscape

The report highlights the companies making their mark within the robotics theme.

Leading robotics adopters in mining:

A few of the leading robotics adopters making their mark in the mining industry are:

  • Anglo American
  • BHP
  • Boliden
  • Fortescue Metals
  • Rio Tinto
  • Others

Leading robotics vendors

A few of the leading robotics vendors are:

  • Cognex
  • Cyberdyne
  • Estun Automation
  • HollySys
  • Others

Specialist robotics vendors in mining

A few of the specialist robotics vendors making their mark in the mining industry are:

  • ABB
  • Bell Equipment
  • Caterpillar
  • Emesent
  • Epiroc
  • Others

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Mining Sector Scorecard

At GlobalData, we use a scorecard approach to predict tomorrow’s leading companies within each sector. Our sector scorecard has three screens: a thematic screen, a valuation screen, and a risk screen.

  • The thematic screen ranks companies based on overall leadership in the 10 themes that matter most to their industry, generating a leading indicator of future performance.
  • The valuation screen ranks our universe of companies within a sector based on selected valuation
  • The risk screen ranks companies within a particular sector based on overall investment risk.

Thematic Screen

Thematic Screen

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  • This report provides an overview of the robotics theme. The detailed value chain comprises four layers: hardware, software, robotic manufacturing, and robotics as a service. Leading and lagging vendors are identified across robotics in mining.
  • The report identifies mining challenges, such as ESG, safety, productivity, and resource development, and an impact assessment of robotics on the mining industry, addressing these challenges.
  • The report provides several case studies to analyze the multiple ways countries and companies have responded to the impact of this theme’s growth and what they are doing to grow with this theme.

Key Highlights

According to GlobalData forecasts, the robotics industry was worth $63 billion in 2022. By 2030, it will have grown at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17% to $218 billion. GlobalData’s latest mine-site technology adoption survey highlights that the robotics theme is one of the investment areas the industry is prioritizing.

Mining companies deploy robotics across various mining operations, from surface mining to underground excavation and mineral processing. The integration of robots, including drones, autonomous haulage systems (AHS), and remote-controlled machines, has revolutionized the mining sector.

Robots help improve efficiency and safety. Automating repetitive tasks minimizes human error, and robots are precise and reliable, thus boosting the efficiency of operations. Safety is improved by performing hazardous tasks without human presence.

Reasons to Buy

The report will help you:

  • Understand the robotics theme and its potential impact on the mining sector.
  • Benchmark your company against your competitors and assess how mining companies are utilizing robotics to drive revenues.
  • Identify attractive investment targets by understanding which companies are most advanced in the themes that will determine future success in the mining industry.
  • Understand key industry challenges and where robotics use cases are most useful.
  • Develop and design your corporate strategies through an in-house expert analysis of robotics by understanding the primary ways in which this theme is impacting the mining industry.
  • Position yourself for future success by investing in the right robotics technologies.

Agnico Eagle Mines
Anglo American
Barrick Gold
Rio Tinto
Bell Equipment

Table of Contents

  • 1. Executive Summary
  • 2. Players
  • 3. Mining Challenges
  • 4. The Impact of Robotics on Mining
  • 5. Case Studies
  • 6. Robotics Timeline
  • 7. Market Size and Growth Forecasts
  • 8. Signals

    • 8.1. M&A trends
    • 8.2. Patent trends
    • 8.3. Company filing trends
    • 8.4. Hiring trends

  • 9. Robotics Value Chain

    • 9.1. Robot manufacturing
    • 9.2. Hardware components
    • 9.3. Software components
    • 9.4. Robotics as a service

  • 10. Companies

    • 10.1. Leading robotics adopters in mining
    • 10.2. Leading robotics vendors
    • 10.3. Specialist robotics vendors in mining

  • 11. Sector Scorecard

    • 11.1. Mining sector scorecard

  • 12. Glossary
  • 13. Further Reading
  • 14. Our Thematic Research Methodology
  • 15. About GlobalData
  • 16. Contact Us

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