ERDi TestLab Welcomes Flanders Inc. As Its Newest Member

Published 17/2/2021

The UWA ERDi I4.0 TestLab is excited to welcome the newest company to its membership group – Flanders Inc.

Flanders is an innovative industrial machines company who provide mining solutions across drilling, shovels, draglines and haul trucks.

“We’ve wanted to work with companies like Flanders for some time, but as interoperability standards have been lacking in this space, we needed a project such as the ‘METS Ignited Mobile Equipment Interoperability Project’ as a basis for meaningful collaboration,” said ERDi TestLab founder John Kirkman.

“We are confident we will have the first versions of new standard schemas for dig units, drill units and haul units published by mid-2021 and with companies like Flanders involved could see these standards being used in the field before the end of the year,” added Kirkman.

Welcome aboard to the entire Flanders team.

 About Flanders Inc.

FLANDERS Inc specialises in developing industry-leading technology to help mining companies improve mining drill performance and keep people safe. Our facilities in Perth, Western Australia, are an innovation hub and a centre of excellence for autonomous mining systems, specialising in the development and implementation of solutions for mobile and fixed plants. With our drill automation retrofits, we can transform a fleet of manually operated drills into a fleet of state-of-the-art synchronised, remotely operated machines.

Typically, our drill systems can increase productivity of our customers’ operations by 30 per cent, with greater drill accuracy and the ability for 1 person to operate 8 drills. We are open to working with drill OEM’s as their technology arm for drills.

FLANDERS Inc are the global experts in industrial electrical machines. Worldwide, FLANDERS specialises in the development, manufacturing, integration, and deployment of advanced technologies for the world’s largest machines with electric rotating systems. When you partner with the Perth Regional Service Centre, you also have full, worldwide access to FLANDERS’ advanced engineering, expertise, design, custom manufacturing, tooling, automation, and service capabilities.

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