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Automation solutions for mining operations

Helping to achieve operational readiness

ANDRITZ helps mining operations around the world bridge the gap between concept and production to help them achieve operational readiness - quickly, safely, reliably, and ahead of the curve.


Flotation plant at a mineral processing facility in Chile 


The control system in a modern industrial facility touches every piece of equipment and instrument in the plant, similar to the way the nervous system touches every muscle and receptor in the body. Nothing will be conveyed, ground, classified, pumped, or dried until the plant’s “nervous system” is operationally ready. In short, the control of the plant can mean the difference between profit and loss.

That’s why ANDRITZ has an engineering group that focuses on the design of the electrical, controls, and instrumentation systems. These disciplines typically account for a small portion of the total project budget - but their importance to the operation of a plant is paramount.

We structure our scope of supply to fit commercial needs, from engineering to engineering and equipment supply, to engineering, procurement, and construction. Whatever your situation, ANDRITZ has the people, the patents, and the proven tools to ensure that a plant is operationally ready.


ANDRITZ technician at a SAG mill plant in British Columbia, Canada


ANDRITZ’ dynamic simulator, IDEAS, helps mining operations reduce risk and realize cost savings. Our proprietary simulation tool, IDEAS, is the leading dynamic simulator for oil sands operations in the Canadian north, potash operations, and for hard rock mining operations around the globe.

ANDRITZ offers several simulation solutions for mining operations, including:

  • IDEAS copper plant
  • IDEAS gold plant
  • IDEAS nickel plant
  • IDEAS iron ore plant
  • IDEAS molybdenum plant
  • IDEAS oil sands surface plant
  • IDEAS oil sands SAGD plant
  • IDEAS potash plant
  • IDEAS silver plant

Advanced process control

Our patented, PID-replacement controller BrainWave is revolutionizing control at mining operations around the globe. ANDRITZ has helped producers large and small remove bottlenecks, reduce energy and chemical consumption, produce higher quality products more consistently, and lower production costs.

ANDRITZ offers several control solutions for mining operations, including:

  • BrainWave crushing
  • BrainWave SAG mill
  • BrainWave ball mill
  • BrainWave flotation
  • BrainWave leaching
  • BrainWave thickener
  • BrainWave HB filter
  • BrainWave dryer
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  • aa-engineering-mining-pt.pdf
    Control system solutions for mining

    ANDRITZ AUTOMATION specializes in electrical, controls, and instrumentation systems for the mining and mineral industry.

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  • BrainWave control solutions for mining operations

    BrainWave is an advanced predictive controller that helps mining operations remove bottlenecks, reduce energy and chemical consumption, produce higher quality products, and lower production costs.

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  • Steady-state solutions for mining operations

    IDEAS is a leading dynamic simulator for hard rock mining operations in the north. It has powerful steady-state capabilities to help model all the unit operations of a mining operation.

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  • Simulation solutions for mining operations

    Solutions for everything

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  • Electrical and controls engineering: services provided

    Electrical and controls engineering: Services provided

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