Wabtec has announced that its Digital Mine organization is collaborating with Stone Three to further expand reach and capabilities around optimizing mineral processing plants through machine vision based smart sensor technology, consultative data analysis and advanced process control services. 

Maintaining their shared commitment to customers, the agreement entered between Wabtec and Stone Three will allow Wabtec to promote and identify new hardware and software opportunities within the Stone Three portfolio to help mining customers deliver quantifiable outcomes across their value chain.

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The agreement builds on a relationship of successful collaboration between Wabtec and Stone Three, where the businesses have seen momentum in their efforts to help mine sites connect people, process and technology in key regions such as South Africa and Australia.    

The collaboration will enable Wabtec to tap into and offer Wabtec’s mining customer base a wide range of capabilities from Stone Three, such as machine vision solutions including froth sensors, particle size analyzers, volumetric material analyzers and bubble sizers that measure and optimize mineral extraction processes for the mining industry.

“In the climate of COVID-19, remote monitoring of operations while driving productivity has become increasingly relevant. 

“Our combined offering will offer new features that help mitigate the effect of COVID-19 on mining operations” says Doug Hanson, VP & General Manager for Digital Mine.

“In addition, Stone Three has a highly skilled team of specialists in place that can support with process diagnostics and integration with advanced process control platforms, in order to deliver actionable insights and outcomes-based solutions.”

“Through this collaboration between Wabtec and Stone Three, we are showing our commitment to modernizing the mining industry by leveraging Wabtec’s expertise in Operations Performance Management and Process Optimization to further advance technology and innovation” comments Derick Moolman, Stone Three Group CEO.

Along the entire rock to dock transportation journey – from mining ore to maximizing plant productivity – from ports to intermodal terminals – mainline locomotives and railcars – to train yards and operation centers – Wabtec is accelerating the future of transportation and mining delivering outcomes that are important for the industry.  This collaboration brings Wabtec one step closer towards recognizing this vision.