Weir Minerals Partners with XMPro
Weir Minerals has announced a new partnership with XMPro, a leading digital twin platform. The alliance will enable intelligent equipment and services and support miners to achieve higher performance while reducing their environmental footprint.
The XMPro platform – as a part of the Synertrex® digital ecosystem – will facilitate the delivery of event intelligence, predictive analytics and real-time insights.
It allows for data orchestration and value creation from multiple sources including sensors, miners’ digital ecosystems, and data only available to Weir Minerals, like maintenance data and 3D engineering models.
According to the XMPro website, the company builds products that enable engineers and subject matter experts to build real-time apps and digital twins.
“XMPro takes an actionable and collaborative approach to data that closely aligns with our Synertrex digital ecosystem. It is a platform ensuring maximum customer value from all the data we collect. We see the multiple data source approach as essential to building holistic digital twins that offer intelligence to our customers in terms of insights, predictiveness and recommendations, allowing for a proactive approach to maintenance planning and execution,” said Weir’s digital director, Ole Knudsen.
“It has been a pleasure working with Weir’s engineering team, who are not only deep domain experts on mining processes but also have a clear vision of their roadmap for digital solutions that provide real-time operational intelligence for the overall mining value chain. We are excited that XMPro is the platform that Weir chose to deliver these capabilities to end-users,” said Pieter van Schalkwyk, chief executive officer of XMPro.
The platform identifies critical events by applying artificial intelligence and predictive analytics, which will provide Weir’s customers with the next generation of predictive services and recommended actions.
XMPro facilitates easy collaboration between reliability engineering and operations by providing real-time information and equipment insights, viewed via mobile devices and the Synertrex® intelligence web portal.
Weir anticipates the new partnership will help close the loop between real-time operations, equipment design and manufacturing.
Weir also recently signed a digital partnership framework for strategic cooperation with AVEVA, an end-to-end industrial software provider. Weir will partner with AVEVA to collect and contextualize data streams, which will become the data foundation of its Synertrex® digital ecosystem.