Designed to optimize the movement of ore and freight.
The efficient movement of freight 24 hours a day, 365 days a year is essential to a modern and productive resource industry. Specifically designed for industrial and mining applications, the INTERFLO 150 optimizes and maximizes the rapid transport of raw materials to enable fully automated, continuous, efficient and streamlined productivity.
The system provides a step change in rail productivity by enabling flexible operations and integration with a mine’s loading and unloading systems. The system is also scalable, making it cost-effective in mines of varying size and grades of automation around the world.
The INTERFLO provides greater cost-efficiency, speed and capacity as well as increased availability.
The INTERFLO 150 system solution is the optimal choice for heavy haulage lines as well as industrial automated haulage systems. It uses the latest communication-based technology with a minimal wayside footprint while offering maximum rail capacity. The system can be run in automated driverless mode, offering minimal OPEX cost. The INTERFLO 150 system solution includes several functions for industrial automation and integration with other production control systems.
We offer tailored solutions ranging from sub-systems to complete turnkey solutions as well as maintenance, installation, commissioning, training, spare parts, obsolescence management and other services. To achieve the very best solution for our customers, we discuss and tailor solutions to suit your needs and are available for support throughout the entire lifecycle of the project.
In 2010, Bombardier was awarded a contract to supply an INTERFLO 150 solution to the world’s most advanced underground mine, LKAB in Kiruna, Sweden. Bombardier is the main supplier of a fully automated system for train control and automation on approximately 14 km of track. Up to seven trains run simultaneously during full production. The system comprises 27 chutes in 10 groups and four unloading stations.
In the main haulage level of El Teniente, an INTERFLO 150 system controls nine trains hauling copper ore on a 22 km line, loading two different types of ore from 25 locations and unloading in four different locations. The implementation of our system has enabled an output increase of 155 per cent from approximately 55,000 tonnes a day to 140,000 tonnes a day.
In the Esmeralda mine (part of El Teniente), four trains run simultaneously 24 hours a day, seven days a week hauling more than 48,000 tonnes of copper ore a day.
The Grasberg mine has the world’s largest known gold reserves and the second-largest copper reserves. Bombardier has supplied its INTERFLO 150 train control solution. The system covers 29 km of track, a centralized traffic control centre and wayside equipment controlling 80 points. The automated system will have an integrated interface with 120 chutes and three unloading stations to secure the efficiency of the mine.
Bombardier Transportation, Schalke and NMT offer a complete underground rail transport system that maximises the rapid transport of raw materials. The solution is fully automated and ensures efficient movement of freight 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.