Innovation and Technology

RACE Impact: A Smart Solution to Increase Plant Yield at Elkview

April 28, 2022

Through RACE Teck is empowering our people to better solve complex problems. As a result of collaboration between process engineers, technologists, mining engineers and geologists, the concept of SmartLoader was born.

SmartLoader uses data from sensors and stockpile simulations to provide loader operators with real-time feedback on where to select the next load from within the stockpile. The recommendations effectively manage the variability of incoming ore characteristics to increase plant yield. 

The innovative, RACE-fueled SmartLoader system is expected to be rolled out at other steelmaking coal sites in 2022. 


Thanks to real-time measurements, loading operators are able to optimize stockpile mining and drive more efficient operations. 



First Published on April 28, 2022