Re-Load: Robot-aided LOng-term Autonomous Drilling
|Örebro universitet - Institutionen för naturvetenskap och teknik
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 499 000
|September 2016 - February 2017
|The strategic innovation programme for Swedish mining and metal producing industry - SIP Swedish Mining Innovation
Purpose and goal
The ReLOAD pre-study resulted in a concept configuration of a drilling rig with autonomous reloading capacity. The design was verified both using kinematic simulations, as well as a part of a mock-up laboratory set-up. The developed software and the obtained results will be used to inform future full-scale concept implementation.
Expected results and effects
The concept vehicle designed within the ReLoad project would be capable of supplying new bolts to a drilling rig, under a predetermined set of conditions. The proposed technology would be feasible to implement, and has been proven under simplified laboratory conditions.
Planned approach and implementation
The design of the pre-study as two complementary exploration directions has resulted in a comprehensive work-cycle simulation. Through these two components we were able to estimate expected reloading times per bolt and expected success rate of reloading for different vehicle configurations. This has resulted in a baseline for future concept designs and full-scale implementations.