Monthly Archives: January 2019

HighService Service and Minera Los Pelambres: Zero lost time accidents in 20 years

Development and diversification of services, due to the long relation between both companies.

HighService Service and Minera Los Pelambres established their employment relationship in 1999, through an electrical maintenance contract and instrumentation for the plant, concentrator, molybdenum and tailings that remains in effect to date. In all this time, that is, in 20 years, there has been no accidents with lost time. It is a very important milestone and a strategic pillar of this long two decades of existence working relationship.

The solid link between HighService Service and Minera Los Pelambres, based on responsibility, professionalism and teamwork, has been the main key to achieve this good results and keeping a close work relationship over the years.

According to Mario Arros, Operations Manager of HighService Service, the strategic relationship that Minera Los Pelambres generates with its contractors is unique: “As an operating model, there is no other mining company alike Pelambres. Unlike others, the relationship between the contractor and the principal is very close and that makes a difference, because they treat us as allies and work as a team”.

Thanks to this joint work with Minera Los Pelambres, HighService Service has grown exponentially over the years, incorporating the mechanical specialty in its service offer and added value, with new contracts that include the areas of crushing and transport of coarse ore.

HighService Service and Minera Los Pelambres: Zero lost time accidents in 20 years2023-06-05T20:46:56-04:00

Automation and robotization as a key factor for the development of the mining industry

Reducing costs and optimizing safety measures are part of the challenges for the mining industry and its associates. During 2018, MIRS was the protagonist in important milestones achieved in these matters.

The advances in automation and robotization of mining and associated industries are part of the challenges to reduce costs and increase the safety of operations, central objectives of the large mining companies in Chile.

To face these challenges, during year 2018 the mining companies and associated industries have made a gradual technological incorporation that already has achieved some milestones, with the contribution of MIRS.

At the beginning of 2018, MIRS inaugurated the MI Robotic Sampler at Impala Terminals Peru, a robotic application that allows the accurate extraction of representative and incorruptible mineral samples, eliminating error and cross-contamination. The technological solution was highlighted in the year-end event held by the Peruvian company. For this year, Glencore joins in the implementation of robotic technology at Minera Antapaccay and Puerto Matarani.

In March, the former Executive President of Codelco, Nelson Pizarro, came to the premises of the Ventanas Refinery to know in the field the improvements implemented in the Robotic Laminating Machine of Initial Laminates, developed by MIRS.

During the second semester, MIRS received the “National Safety Council” prize, thanks to the effective results in the prevention of occupational hazards, achieving the lowest frequency rate in its category.

In November, BHP published a report on the Robotic Handler for Trommel palmettes of MIRS, for Minera Escondida. This robotic solution allows automatically and remotely the replacement of the Trommel palmettes during scheduled stops of the SAG mill, tasks that were previously done manually.

Automation and robotization as a key factor for the development of the mining industry2023-06-05T20:46:56-04:00
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