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HARD-LINE ready to release the next mining breakthrough with Auto Rockbreaker

August 24, 2021
A blue Rockbreaker with the TeleOp Eye in the background. Above the Rockbreaker, Auto Rockbreaker

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(Sudbury, ON) – Once again, HARD-LINE is disrupting the mining industry, this time with the latest in automation technology, Auto Rockbreaker. This innovative product gives operators the ability to automate many rockbreaking tasks that have never been done before. One operator can control multiple booms, quickly switching between sites as needed all with the touch of a button.

“We have spent years to finally bring this ground-breaking product to market,” says Philippe Pelland, HARD-LINE’s VP of Sales. “This system will allow users to autonomously deploy, park, and maneuver their hammer at a TeleOp Control station by simply pressing a button on our user-friendly interface.”

Auto Rockbreaker uses a suite of sensors, such as lidar and cameras to see the environment. The sensor information is then processed by cutting-edge computer vision and machine learning algorithms to understand the environment.

Rockbreaker Auto benefits:
– Increases production
– Decreases operating costs
– Removes operators from dangerous environments
– Provides solutions for limited visibility, poor depth perception, and high latency
– Does not require a highly trained operator to maneuver a rockbreaker efficiently and safely.
– Designed to be retrofitted for existing rockbreakers
– Compatible with all rockbreaker makes and models

With self-contained hardware, the entire system is housed at the breaker site. HARD-LINE is looking to partner with more mine sites to further enhance Auto Rockbreaker.

Going to MINExpo from September 13-15 in Las Vegas? Find us at our booth #1013 in the North Hall and book a simulation of Auto Rockbreaker at the event. Learn more about Auto Rockbreaker at MINExpo on Tuesday, September 14 at 10:30 a.m. in room N242 as we will be hosting a brief press conference.

Break through with HARD-LINE’s Auto Rockbreaker.


HARD-LINE is a global technology company specializing in remote & tele-remote-control solutions for heavy machinery that allow our customers to move personnel away from dangerous areas – increasing production safely.

Book a simulation!

Book an Auto Rockbreaker simulation with our team at MINExpo at booth #1013 in the North Hall on September 13,14, or 15. Get a close look at this breakthrough product!

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