FLSmidth Expands Autonomous Equipment and Gear Products Portfolios

A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place recently at FLSmidth’s MAAG Gear unit in Poland, celebrating
installation of new gear fabrication machinery.
FLSmidth announced in mid-October that it had acquired technology and products from the German company iSAM AG relat-ed to unmanned operation and process optimization of stackers/reclaimers and train loading systems.

The technologies and products acquired, said FLSmidth, will enable it to supply complete, unmanned integrated bulk handling solutions to mining, stock-yard and port facility customers in line with FLSmidth’s One Source strategy. The tech-nologies and products will be integrated into FLSmidth’s operations in close coordi-nation with iSAM AG to ensure undisrupt-ed service of the markets, said the Copenhagen-based supplier of equipment and services for the mining and cement industries.

“These well- proven technologies can be used worldwide within [our bulk materials business] and will strengthen FLSmidth’s offerings to its customers. The trend is moving toward unmanned operation and the technology can be easily integrated with FLSmidth's current business,” Group CEO Jørgen Huno Rasmussen said.

In another development, the company’s MAAG Gear unit recently expanded pro-duction capabilities at its facilities in Poland, where major investments in new machinery will enable it to manufacture bevel gear sets that will be sold through the FLSmidth Group global network.

As featured in Womp 2012 Vol 11 -